Campaign and Advocacy

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.

ADPAN endeavors to raise public awareness by sharing information and activities using social media: TwitterFacebook, and website.

Recent Statements issued:

  1. Pakistan – UPR Submission by ADPAN and 15 CSOs – 7/11/2017

    Japan – ADPAN & 14 CSOs Submission for UPR – 4/11/2017

    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

    ADPAN and others call on Maldives Not To Re-Introduce the Death Penalty 30/8/201

     ADPAN calls on Singapore to immediately halt the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan bin Mohd Ali (May 17, 2017)

  2. (Joint Statement)
    Philippines: House of Representatives must uphold international law obligations ahead of first death penalty vote (February 19, 2017)
  3. ADPAN urges Philippines not to revive the Death Penalty (January 23, 2017)
  4. 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)
  5. ADPAN urges Philippines to be strong and reject attempts to re-introduce the death penalty (May 8, 2016)