Since the November 2013 elections, the Maldives have been moving towards the adoption of severe legal measures. On April, 27th 2014, the government decided to put an end to a 60-year moratorium. The civil society of Maldives is mobilizing against this worrying situation.
The World Coalition was invited to take part in the 6th international Conference on Human Rights, on February 22nd, 2017 in Beirut. addressing the very worrying situation in Bahrain, the event resulted in a series of calls and recommendations.
From Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to abolitionist and retentionist government representatives and World Coalition members, participants to the Biennial high-level discussion on death penalty exchanged views in order to address human rights violations related to the use of the death penalty, in particular with respect to the prohibition of torture.
The Philippines are a step closer to the reintroduction of the death penalty, violating their international obligations.
Nine international organisations are calling upon the Philippines to uphold its international obligations and not to restore death penalty in the country.
Good news from Sri Lanka: by decision of the President, the death sentences of 60 prisoners have been commuted.
On 10 October 2016, the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty is raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offences, to reduce its use.