On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty and the transfer to Geneva of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP), the FIFDH, the ICDP, the ADH and the FDFA invite you to an exceptional film-debate with the members of the ICDP with a view to unify the efforts to abolish the death penalty. The recent execution of Troy Davis, tragically reminds us of the very actual and pressing nature of these efforts. ICDP has been established at the initiative of the Spanish Government and with the support of the Swiss Government in order to join the efforts of civil society, UN and other international or regional
organizations, such as political leaders in favour of the abolition of the death penalty throughout the world.
The ICDP is composed of internationally renowned personalities. Its composition reflects regional balance
contributing to its international status.
Give Up Tomorrow, by Michael Collins, Swiss premiere. Philippines 1997. The disappearance of two sisters leads the entire country to take case against seven young men accused of rape and murder. Violations of the right to a fair trial and media manipulation turn this trial into a real national drama and raise public anger against the young Paco, alleged leader of the seven, sentenced to death in spite of many testimonies and evidence of his innocence. This case, still pending, has contributed to the abolition of the death penalty in the Philippines.
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