The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) held its Third Consultative Meeting in Hong Kong, from 23-25 November 2012.
ADPAN has had a good response to the meeting, reflecting the growth of and interest in ADPAN. A total of 41 participants from 19 different countries attended the meeting. These include representatives of organisations and individual members, from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
The main aim of the meeting was to discuss the future of ADPAN and its potential long-term activities and issues to focus on in the coming years. It also looked back at what ADPAN has achieved in the past six years and how it has contributed to members’ work. Participants shared their experiences – successes and challenges – and the Taiwan Alliance against the Death Penalty (TAEDP) and Singapore Anti Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC), amongst others, presented case studies on the abolitionist work across Asia.