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World Day Against the Death Penalty was launched in 2003 by the Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and has been held on 10 October every year since then.
The day is a focus for international action against capital punishment, with the ultimate goal of the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is an alliance of more than 120 NGOs, bar associations, local authorities and unions. Its ultimate objective is to obtain the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Amnesty International – Death Penalty
Details of Amnesty International’s work on a worldwide ban on the death penalty.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Office marks World Day Against the Death Penalty
Details of an event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office marking World Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October 2011.
“Despite some disappointing setbacks, the global trend towards ending the death penalty continued in 2012, with the same number of countries (21) carrying out executions as in 2011 – significantly down from levels a decade ago. However, the number of executions carried out by state authorities rose from 680 executions in 2011, to 682 in 2012”.