​Side event 

From death penalty towards an official moratorium 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 1:15pm to 2:45pm UN Headquarters NYC

The side event was hosted by the Permanent Representations of Belgium, Benin, Ivory Coast and France, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and ECPM*


Opening statements:

  • H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations 
  • H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Felix do Rego, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations 
  • H.E. Mr. Léon Houadja Adom Kacou, Permanent Représentative of Côte d'Ivoire to the United Nations 
  • H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations 


Moderator: Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights;

  • Mr. Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, General Director of ECPM 
  • Chiara Sangiorgio, Amnesty International
  • Mr. Hamid Benhaddou, Operations officer, Protection and Monitoring Division, National Human Rights Council, Morocco 
  • Mr. Andrew Khoo, Co-Chair of the Constitutional Law Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council, Malaysia 

Questions and answers

ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty), is the cofounder of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP) and host of the World Congresses Against the Death Penalty.

​  See also:

  Death penalty page