ADPAN actively joins actions and lobbies against the death penalty, especially in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It appeals on behalf of individuals facing execution from the region.
It also issues news releases, joint open letters, and media statements. It prepares cross-regional reports and materials challenging the need for the death penalty such as unfair trials.
Recent Statements issued:
ADPAN – Pakistan:- NO EXECUTIONS BASED ON MILITARY COURT’S DECISION WITHOUT BEING ACCORDED THE RIGHT TO APPEAL – 22/9/2017
ADPAN – STOP HARASSMENT OF KIRSTEN HAN, ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ADVOCATE AND HUMAN -RIGHTS DEFENDER – 5/9/2017
- (Joint Statement)
Philippines: House of Representatives must uphold international law obligations ahead of first death penalty vote (February 19, 2017)
- ADPAN urges Philippines not to revive the Death Penalty (January 23, 2017)
- ADPAN urges Japan Federation of Bar Association(JFBA) Members to take a strong clear stance for the abolition of the death penalty (October 5, 2016)
- ADPAN urges Philippines to be strong and reject attempts to re-introduce the death penalty (May 8, 2016)