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.
Since 2015, ECPM has been involved in Congo in partnership with ACAT CONGO.
– by facilitating the presence of many Congolese actors at international events on the death penalty
– by conducting an advocacy campaign with the authorities to include abolition in the new constitution
– by conducting a targeted campaign on the ratification by the Congo of the 2nd Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights