Death Penalty

12/11/2007

UN MORATORIUM WOULD BE A FIRST STEP IN KILLING THE DEATH PENALTY

It is finally happening. After 13 years of negotiations and delays, the UN General Assembly will vote this month on the proposal for a universal moratorium on the death penalty. A large majority of the UN adopted the proposal on Nov. 15, despite atte
11/16/2007

DEATH PENALTY: HISTORICAL TRIUMPH FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS WORLD-WIDE AGAINST STATE VENGEANCE. A VICTORY FOR ITALY AND FOR A BROAD COMMUNITY OF COUNTRIES FROM ALL CONTINENTS



New York, 16 November 2007

Declaration of Hands Off Cain, the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty and No Peace Without Justice:
"With today's vote, the United Nations has marked a point of no-return
06/16/2007

Very close to accomplish the goal of a UN universal moratorium on death penalty. Sign the appeal. The history of the campaign

Rome, 15 June 2007

On 14 June, in a meeting at his office in Rome, Italian President of the Council of Ministers Romano Prodi informed Minister Emma Bonino, Marco Pannella, MEP, and Sergio D'Elia, MP of his "aboslute" dete
06/15/2007

European Parliament for a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Belarus.

Four Members of European Parliament from different groups tabled a Written Declaration against death penalty in Belarus.
Marco Cappato, Roberta Anastase, Luisa Morgantini, Helene Flautre, Justas Paleckis ask to Belarussian authorities "to apply
06/15/2007

Death Penalty: Prime Minister Prodi announces that the Italian Government is “absolutely” determined to immediately table at the current UN General Assembly a pro-Moratorium Resolution

Death Penalty: Prime Minister Prodi announces that the Italian Government is “absolutely” determined to immediately table at the current UN General Assembly a pro-Moratorium Resolution in full respect of the parliamentary mandates, responding to the
05/13/2007

Campaign for the adoption of a resolution on a moratorium on the death penalty by the UN General Assembly

Roma, 13 maggio 2007


To the Kind and Urgent Attention of:
Prime Minister of Italy, Hon. Romano Prodi
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Massimo D'Alema

CC:
Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban ki-
04/09/2007

SOME 3.000 ITALIANS MARCH FOR DEATH PENALTY BAN

ROME - Some 3,000 people staged a march in Rome on Sunday to press the Italian government to step up efforts for a UN resolution calling for a world moratorium on the death penalty.
The marchers, who ended their procession at St Peter’s Square a
02/03/2007

DEATH PENALTY: CAPPATO "POSITIVE COMMITENT ON MORATORIUM TAKEN BY WORLD CONGRESS IN PARIS"

Statement by Marco Cappato, Radical MEP
The World Congress Against Death Penalty - in its 3-day Paris assembly which we attended as Hands Off Cain and Nonviolent Radial Party with Marco Pannella, Elisabetta Zamparutti, Marco Perduca, Antonio Sta
02/01/2007

RC - B6-0032/2007 - Resolution on a universal moratorium on the death penalty

The European Parliament,
- having regard to its previous resolutions on a universal moratorium on the death penalty, in particular those of 23 October 2003, 6 May 1999 and 18 June 1998,
- having regard to the resolutions on the moratoriu
01/25/2007

New UN Chief Backs Proposal to Ban Capital Punishment

The United Nations new secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, is on his first foreign trip since taking the post. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Union officials, he showed support for a campaign to ban the death penalty worldwide. For VOA, Ter
01/17/2007

Written declaration of the European Parliament on the death penalty: for a universal moratorium on executions with a view to total abolition

The European Parliament,

asks the Commission, the Council and the Member States:

- to support the request to reopen the item on the death penalty at the current UN General Assembly;
- to submit - on behalf of the EU, thr
01/16/2007

Abkhazia Abolishes Death Penalty

Since the end of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, there have been 10 sentences of death in Abkhazia, though never implemented. A moratorium on executions has therefore effectively been in place for a decade already. However, following effective local ca
01/16/2007

EU to Campaign for Worldwide Ban of Death Penalty

The European Union has vowed to step up efforts aimed at a global ban of the death penalty in the wake of the recent executions of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and two of his aides.
German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Tuesda
01/09/2007

Rome Push for Ban Gains Steam

Even if the effort seems unlikely to succeed, Italy over the weekend continued its push to get the United Nations to impose a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. On Saturday evening, the Colosseum in Rome was lit up to highlight the effort and
01/04/2007

Italy seeks united EU front on death penalty moratorium

OME: Italy is asking the European Union for help in its diplomatically perilous bid to impose a global moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of Saddam Hussain’s execution.

In a statement, the Italian Foreign Ministry said the 27-me
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