21 February 2017JOINT STATEMENT – Philippines: House of Representatives must uphold international law obligations ahead of first death penalty vote
19 February 2017
AI Index: ACT 50/5741/2017
Ahead of the first vote on the proposed legislative amendments to reintroduce the death penalty in
the Philippines, the undersigned organizations are calling on the country’s lawmakers to uphold its
international law obligations and vote against...
27 January 2017Cheikh Diop Dionne: “We never plan to go back on abolition in Senegal,”
For a few weeks now, a small but noteworthy group of Senegalese MPs have been demanding a reintroduction of the death penalty. They seem determined to reopen the debate 50 years after the last execution. A draft law has been put before the National Assembly and some actors from civil society are...
7 December 2016Khadija Amrir : “They treated me like I wasn’t human”
She has spent more time in prison than on the outside. Khadija Amrir, sentenced to death for the murder of her husband in 1995, was released on 2 August 2016 following a series of royal pardons for good conduct. Her name reverberates around the cells. It inspires admiration and emotion. Often...