The 5th World Congress against the death penalty brings together members of international civil society, politicians and legal experts to discuss abolitionist strategies at the national, regional and international levels. 1,500 people, from over 90 countries across the five continents, are expected to attend.
The ADPAN Coordinator and members from the following countries will be attending: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, France and the Netherlands.
Two plenary sessions, eleven round tables and eight workshops will take place over two days.
Two lawyers who are ADPAN members, Madasamy Ravi from Singapore and Maiko Tagusari, Center for Prisoner’s Rights (CPR), from Japan, will be speaking at the Asia Plenary session on 14 June. Other speakers at the Asia Plenary session include Yug Chaudhry, a lawyer from India; Otto Nur Abdullah, former president of the National Commission of Human Rights in Indonesia and member of the Commission on Human Rights; Roger Hood, professor emeritus of criminology at the University of Oxford, emeritus fellow of All Souls College and the former director of the Centre for criminology at Oxford, UK.
ADPAN will be holding a side meeting open only for ADPAN members who are attending the Congress. It will take place on 12 June from 14:00-15:00 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid.
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