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.
In 2007, ECPM worked in Burundi in partnership with ACAT Burundi.
Between 2005 and 2007, ECPM carried out the French-speaking Great Lakes Africa campaign consisting of visits to death row in the DRC and Rwanda, as well as a judicial investigation in Burundi with ACAT and more than 60 qualitative interviews carried out under the aegis of the sociologist Arnaud Gaillard.