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 Tunisia since 2011, in partnership with the Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
– supporting the creation and leadership of abolitionist networks in Tunisia ;
– encouraging a variety of actors to meet (NGOs, lawyers, doctors, journalists, etc.) so that anti-death penalty networks increase across the country as a whole ;
– encouraging CTCPM’s involvement within the Maghreb abolitionist network through the exchange of good practices.
In 2015, ECPM supported the creation of a network of 10 Tunisian parliamentarians, coordinated by the MP Leyla Hamrouni. ECPM made it possible for a very strong Tunisian delegation to participate in the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty organised in Oslo in June 2016.