Report 2011: 9th World Day against the Death Penalty

January 2012

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Today, the World Coalition against the Death Penalty publishes its report on the 9th World Day against the Death Penalty.

On 10 October 2011, the aim of 9th World Day against the Death Penalty was twofold: to raise awareness among the world’s citizens about the inhumanity of the death penalty, from sentencing to execution, and to initiate debate within the international institutions in order for the death penalty to be recognized as a violation of the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
To achieve this, the World Coalition provided its members with arguments for the general public grouped into three categories: methods of execution, death row, and the process of dehumanisation.

In nine years, 10 October has become an event that unifies the abolitionist movement and the impact of the events connected to it has been exponential. The 9th World Day was an opportunity to continue working with new partners and increase the reach of the event, particularly within international organizations.

The trend that began last year continued with a total of 355 initiatives recorded in 67 countries across 5 continents. ACATs member of the FIACAT network have been strongly mobilized during the World Day.

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