In 2003, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP) established the World Day Against Death Penalty. Partners around the World unite on October 10th to promote awareness of the movement against the death penalty. Since the 1980s, there has been a global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty, a trend that continues to this day. According to Amnesty International, 16 countries had abolished the death penalty in law for all crimes in 1977. Forty years later, two-thirds of all countries (141) are now abolitionist in law or in practice. 


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