In 2006, ECPM worked in Rwanda in partnership with the Collective of Human Rights Leagues and Organisations in Rwanda.


During May and June 2006, a team of five investigators, led by the sociologist Maela Begot, went to death row at Mpanga prison (Southern Province, Rwanda) where 167 of the 814 prisoners sentenced to death in Rwanda are detained. The report was part of a publication bringing together all the investigations in the Great Lakes region of Africa (DRC, Burundi).

At ECPM’s instigation, Rwanda is a member of the Core Group which supports diplomatic mobilisation for the World Congress Against the Death Penalty organised by ECPM every 3 years.