ECPM ON THE SPOT
ECPM is developing action in a number of countries in order to spread the abolitionist cause far and wide. This work hinges on four essential areas. The first, federation, involves identifying actors committed to combating the death penalty and enabling them to unite their strengths. Reinforcement, the second area, aims to assist these actors in their struggle against capital punishment by providing support, be it strategic, financial, logistical, etc. This in turn can feed the third area: advocacy. This requires the organisation of high-level political meetings, the creation of awareness raising campaigns, the establishment of regular anti-death penalty events, etc. Finally, the Education section is particularly interested in raising awareness among citizens in the school environment. Through its involvement on the ground, ECPM has developed real expertise in the various obstacles to abolition which can persist in a variety of national contexts.
ECPM has been active in Algeria since 2011, in partnership with the Algerian Human Rights League
– assisting Algerian abolitionist actors with the formation of a national coalition against the death penalty ;
– facilitating the participation of a strong Algerian delegation at the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo and at the General Assembly of the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty organised in Rabat. ECPM also made it possible for several Algerian parliamentarians to take part in the regional training sessions organised in Morocco.