Year
How to use the database
HANDS OFF CAIN’S 2015 REPORT
The worldwide situation (as of 30 June 2016)
EXECUTIONS IN 2014
EXECUTIONS IN 2015 (as of 30 June)
The most important facts of 2015 (and the first six months of 2016)
ADDRESS of Pope Francis
THE SMILING FACE OF THE MULLAHS
ANALYSIS OF THE 2015 REPORT DATA AND OBJECTIVES OF HANDS OFF CAIN
Reportage by Sergio D'Elia
Reportage by Marco Perduca
"THE ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR 2015” AWARD
Protocol of understanding between NTC and CNF
Dossier on death penalty and homosexuality
Final declaration of the Cairo workshop
Goals
Achievements
GENERAL MOTION OF THE FIFTH CONGRESS OF HOC
RESOLUTION OF THE KIGALI CONFERENCE
U.N. RESOLUTION 2014

U.N. RESOLUTION 2012
U.N. RESOLUTION 2010

REPORT ON THE 2ND ANNUAL EU FORUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN ZAMBIA

Videos

DECLARATION OF LIBREVILLE

Publications
Hands Off Cain Headquarters
U.N. RESOLUTION 2008

U.N. RESOLUTION 2007

Appeal To The United Nations
Board of Directors

LETHAL TRADE DOSSIER
2014 FREETOWN CONFERENCE Final Declaration
THE COTONOU DECLARATION 2014
DOSSIER IRAQ 2003

DOSSIER ON MORATORIUM
DOSSIER IRAQ 2012

DOSSIER USA 2011

NOBEL LAUREATES APPEAL
Bulletin Board
Sign up
Join appeal
Newsletter
Our Publications

Il Commissario alle Relazioni esterne Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Eu Commissioner for External Relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner
EU. TRADE OF TORTURE EQUIPMENT BANNED

June 30, 2005: for the first time the EU is banning trade in goods that have no use other than for capital punishment or torture. Strict controls will also be imposed on multiple-use goods which could be used to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. These measures are part of a groundbreaking trade Regulation proposed by the European Commission and agreed by the 25 Member States. The new rules reflect the EU’s unequivocal rejection of torture and the death penalty.
Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said: “This new Regulation is one of many steps that the EU is taking to stop these inhuman practices and is further evidence that respect for human rights is at the heart of EU foreign policy. Repressive regimes will no longer be able to buy their equipment from European companies.” The Commissioner added that, “The Commission’s objective is to encourage all countries that have not yet done so to abolish the death penalty, outlaw torture and follow the EU’s lead in controlling trade in goods used for these purposes.”
The new regulation will:
Impose a blanket trade ban on goods that have no practical use other than capital punishment or torture. These goods will include electric shock belts, electric chairs and guillotines;
Provide a strict regime for the control of exports of multiple-use goods which could be used for the purpose of torture but which also have legitimate applications. Examples in this category are leg irons and electric shock weapons;
Allow Member States who so choose to outlaw the trade of leg-irons, gang-chains or electric shock weapons.
The Regulation allows the Commission to amend the list of goods subject to control as and when new equipment appears on the market. (Sources: Europa - portal of the European institutions, 30/06/2005)

CHINA. 13 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN CROSS COUNTRY BORDER DRUGS CASE
NEW CATECHISM. D’ELIA SAYS CATHOLIC CHURCH’S JUSTICIALISM STILL IN EVIDENCE
EGYPT. COURT SENTENCES TWO MEN FOR LEADING GANG OF ARMS TRAFFICKERS
PAKISTAN. COURT BACKS RAPE VICTIM, RE-ARREST ORDEREDFOR MEN ACQUITTED OF ATTACK
CHINA. MASS SENTENCING AND EXECUTIONS MARK INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DRUG DAY
CHINA. POP SINGER’S BROTHER EXECUTED FOR HEROIN SMUGGLING
CHINA. SEVEN MORE EXECUTED AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL ANTI DRUG DAY
CHINA. EXECUTIONS IN RUN UP TO INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DRUG DAY
CHINA. MASS SENTENCING IN RUN UP TO INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DRUG DAY
CHINA. WOMAN EXECUTED FOR ORGANISING DRUG RING
INDONESIA. ACEH HAS FIRST CANINGS UNDER MUSLIM LAW
SAUDI ARABIA. MAN EXECUTED FOR RAPING WOMAN AT KNIFEPOINT
SENEGAL PRESIDENT ABDOULAYE WADE PLEDGES TO LEAD IN AFRICA
LAUNCH OF HOC’S 2005 REPORT: CIAMPI, CASINI, FINI, SALVI, BONINO AND D’ELIA
HANDS OFF CAIN’S 2005 REPORT: MORE ABOLITIONIST STATES AND FEWER EXECUTIONS WORLDWIDE
MEXICO. HOUSE APPROVES MEASURE TO PROHIBIT DEATH PENALTY
TEXAS, USA. GOVERNOR COMMUTES 28 DEATH SENTENCES
PA. PALESTINIANS MAY ANNUL RULINGS OF SECURITY COURTS
THE PHILIPPINES. COURT SENTENCES SEVEN MILITANTS TO DEATH
VIETNAM. LETHAL INJECTION PROPOSED AS EXECUTION METHOD
SAUDI ARABIA. MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
VIETNAM. DRUG TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
PALESTINE. COUNCIL OF EUROPE ASKS NATIONAL PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO ABOLISH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
IRAN. COUNTRY STILL STONING WOMEN, SAYS NOBEL LAUREATE
UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT TOSSES DEATH SENTENCE
TEXAS, USA. PERRY SIGNS SENTENCING OPTION INTO LAW
CHINA. ANOTHER “MURDER VICTIM” REAPPEARS AFTER KILLER EXECUTED
BANGLADESH. INDIAN WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
SYRIA. HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ASK FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS AND THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
BANGLADESH. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE

1 2 [Succ >>]
2019
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2018
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2017
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2016
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2015
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2014
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2013
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2012
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2011
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2010
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2009
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2008
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2007
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2006
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2005
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2004
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
IRAN. HANDS OFF CAIN, REDUCTION OF DRUG EXECUTIONS BUT NUMBERS REMAIN WORRISOME
  HUMAN RIGHTS: DEMONSTRATION OF THE RADICAL PARTY BEFORE IRANIAN EMBASSY 14 FEBRUARY  
  BELARUS EXECUTES TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS  
  MALAYSIA: GOVT HALTS EXECUTION OF 1,200 DEATH ROW INMATES  
  JAPAN HANGS CULT LEADER SHOKO ASAHARA, 6 OTHERS FOR 1995 TOKYO SUBWAY SARIN ATTACK  
  SOMALIA - DEATH PENALTY AND TERRORISM  
news
-
latest actions
-
data base
-
actions
-
who we are
-
registered users
-
credits