The 5th World Congress against the death penalty will take place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid (Metro 8 : Campo de las naciones) from 12 to 15 June 2013.
Two plenary sessions, eleven round tables and eight workshops will take place over two days of debates. More information on the debates programme here.
To this day, 97 countries have abolished the death penalty in all circumstances. Eight others only abolished it for common crimes, whereas 35 countries have implemented a moratorium on executions for at least 10 years. In 2013, there are still approximately 58 countries or territories in where the death penalty is still applied.