Article by Federica Merenda published on June 30th, 2016
On the occasion of the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty held on 21-23 June this year, the World Coalition gathered in Oslo, with about 150 delegates attending the Congress representing more than 50 member organizations.
On the day of the Opening Ceremony of the World Congress, the World Coalition held a meeting of its Steering Committee. One of the issues on the agenda was the preparation of the World Day Against the Death Penalty that in 2016 will be focused on the death penalty and terrorism.
The slogan of this year World Day is “Execution is a terrorist’s tool. STOP the cycle of violence”. The tools to celebrate the World Day have been finalized, they have been distributed at the World Coalition’s stand at the “Village of abolition” established in Oslo during the Congress and they are being sent in these weeks to all the members in order for them to organize events all over the world on 10 October.
After the meeting of the Steering Committee, the World Coalition members that were present at the Congress took part in a “Meet&Greet” event during which a screening of the animated documentary “Last Day of Freedom” by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman has been held.