Executions in 2013: min. 778 plus 'thousands' in China

Mission Statement of the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

As a non-profit association the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty gets involved for a world-wide abolition of the death penalty. 

Our work is characterized by competence and transparency. The GCADP orientates itself on the contents of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights with its additional protocols and other human rights conventions. 

We hold the view that the death penalty is a gruesome form of punishment which violates human dignity. 

We respect the captive as a person without accepting his crime. 

Our activity is focused on detailed educational work, party-neutral political commitment and the support of prisoners. 

We … 

… provide German-speaking information and topical news
… organize large-scale campaings for the information on the death penalty
… co-operate with other national and international organizations in the field of human rights in order to obtain a sustainable effect of actions
… are contact persons for inmates on death row which we support among other things through the placement of pen-pals
… help – within the framework of our possibilities – in invididual concerns and additional services particularly for pen-pals of candidates sentenced to death. 

The German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is a continuously growing association whose members live for the biggest part in Germany. Yet GCADP includes members in  other European and non-European countries. The members of the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty work among each other in a trustful way. We set store by democratic structures and provide to each member the possibility of getting involved according to his or her abilities and interests. 

We actively and constructively promote the realization of our joint goal, the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.

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