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The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
is an alliance of NGOs
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, bar associations, local bodies and unions
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whose aim is to strengthen the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty
Capital punishment, the death penalty, or execution is the sentence of death upon a person by the state as a punishment for an offence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences. The term capital originates from the Latin capitalis, literally...
The World Coalition lobbies international organisations and States, organises international events and facilitates the creation and development of national and regional coalitions against the death penalty.
It was created in Rome
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on 13 May 2002 and has established October 10 as the date of the annual World Day Against the Death Penalty.
The World Coalition has 121 member organisations as of July 2011.