4th WORLD CONGRESS PROVISIONAL AGENDA
provisional scientific agenda
The Congress venue is the International Conference Center, Geneva (CICG). From February 24th to 26th 2010, the Congress offers two full days of shared experiences, with a dense scientific programme elaborated by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Two plenary sessions lasting 2hrs30 mins will center on the main themes of the Congress ; eleven round tables lasting 1hrs30 mins will allow participants to debate on thematic or regional issues ; nine technical workshops will give participants the opportunity to share tools for abolition ; finally, poster sessions will encourage informal discussions among participants.
Plenary sessions :
International and Regional Organizations : commitments to abolition of the death penalty
Next challenges for universal abolition : the examples of USA, Japan, China and Iran
Round Tables :
Racial and ethnic bias in the death penalty implementation
Protecting vulnerable groups from death penalty : juveniles and those with mental health issues
Violence, victims and death penalty : how to respond to violence and compensate victims without the death penalty
Religions and death penalty, opportunities and/or obstacles
Approaching law enforcement issues without death penalty : legal and public order’s points of view
Tools and strategies for death penalty abolition in Middle East and North Africa
Asia, the legal road to moratorium and abolition.
The Caribbean : the continued danger of escalating executions
Access to a competent counsel in capital cases : how lawyers can make the difference between life and death ?
Elaborating arguments to convince public opinion
Debate with political cartoonists form Algeria, Japan and the USA (in partnership with Cartooning for Peace)
Defining strategies for abolition
Mobilizing target groups (members of parliament, judges, religious leaders, public order’s officers, media, victims, law students…)
Partnership NGOs-European Union for supporting abolitionist projects
Advocacy actions towards politicians
Online communication strategies
Sharing educational tools