The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) is an independent cross-regional network committed to working for an end to the death penalty across the Asia Pacific region. It was founded in Hong Kong on the World Day against the Death Penalty in 2006.
ADPAN is made up of NGOs, organizations, civil society groups, lawyers and individual members, not linked to any political party, religion or government. It currently has members in 28 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam, UK, USA.
ADPAN supports its members by actively campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty. This includes participating in actions including the World Day against the Death Penalty, producing major cross-regional reports, writing to governments, sending individual appeals on its blog, issuing public statements, joint letters, Twitter and Facebook updates and a regular newsletter.