4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

24 - 26 February 2010, Geneva, Switzerland


Association "Ensemble contre la peine de mort"

Project details

The World Congresses against the death penalty gather hundreds of participants who unite to elaborate national, regional and international strategies towards universal abolition.

In line with the Strasbourg (in 2001), the Montreal (in 2004) and the Paris (in 2007) Congresses, "Geneva 2010" will once again be a unique reunion of abolitionists, coming from all over the world.

This year, special emphasis is devoted to appeal to participants - civil society representatives, international law experts, political and institutional key actors, media etc. - coming from retentionist countries.

Under the patronage of Jacques Chirac and Angela Merkel, the 3rd World Congress witnessed a record attendance, with over 150 speakers and 1 000 participants, including a large number of political leaders.

The 4th World Congress is organized under the patronage of the Swiss Confederation. High international figures such as Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Jose Luis Zapatero, Prime Minister od Spain, have already confirmed their participation.

A Congress turned towards the United Nations

This 4th Congress being in Geneva, world capital city for human rights, will also focus on attracting the international diplomatic community, in particular the participants to the session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

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