After Strasburg in 2001, Montreal in 2004, Paris in 2007, and Geneva in 2010, the 5th World Congress will be held in Madrid from 12 to 15 mai 2013. It is organised by Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM – Together against the Death Penalty) in partnership with the World Coalition against the Death Penalty.at the invitation of the Spanish government, and with the support of the Norwegian, Swiss and French governments.
During three days, the World Congress unites members of international civil society, politicians, and legal experts to elaborate abolitionist strategies for the years to come at the national, regional, and international levels, and to send out a clear message to the world: that universal abolition is essential for a world where progress and justice must prevail.
Fifteen hundred people, from over 90 countries across the five continents, are expected to attend the 5th World Congress against the death penalty in Madrid. Amongst them will be numerous public figures, from both political and cultural arenas who will play an important role as spokespersons for the abolitionist cause, with journalists from all over the world.
The 5th World Congress aims to play an increasingly influential role in an international political strategy by encouraging cooperation between States, international organizations, and civil societies.
The 5th World Congress against the death penalty will also focus on the Arab and African regions. This objective fits in with the opportunities for change following the Arab Spring and with Spain’s geopolitical situation, at the heart of the Euro Mediterranean area.
An official opening ceremony and a solemn closing ceremony;
A final march and a gathering;
Over 1 500 people expected;
Over 90 countries represented;
High level political representation;
Over 200 participants and journalists from retentionist countries;
21 debates (plenary sessions, round tables, workshops);
A rich and diverse cultural programme.
The 5th World Congress Against the Death Penalty is completely trilingual: English, Spanish, French.
Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid (Avenida Capital de España Madrid 7, 28042, Madrid).
Free and mandatory registration only on the World Congress website !
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