In October 2023, after a new round of actions by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to expand this alliance globally, the Kurdish Human Rights Organization, Kurdpa, joined the alliance.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is a union with more than 160 non-governmental organizations, bar associations, local officials, and unions that was formed on May 13, 2002, in Rome. This alliance was created as a result of the commitments of the signatories of the final declaration of the first World Congress Against the Death Penalty, which was held in Strasbourg in June 2001 by the French non-governmental organization "Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM)".
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is to strengthen the international dimensions of the fight against the death penalty and to achieve a global abolition of the death penalty. The Global Alliance supports the final abolition of the death penalty in countries where the death penalty is enforced to achieve its goal. In some countries, this alliance is seeking to reduce the use of the death penalty as the first step toward its abolition.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is trying to achieve its goals through the following methods:
By supporting its member organizations, and local, national, and regional forces by coordinating international support to abolish the death penalty worldwide.
Kurdpa considers global actions against any violation of human rights, especially the violation of the right to life, as a serious action to draw attention to it and put pressure on governments to reduce or abolish the death penalty. It emphasizes that since the execution of minorities in Iran includes higher statistics and is due to the systematic suppression with a security and denial approach of the Islamic Republic against these minorities; Kurdpa's membership in this alliance can attract more global attention to the high execution of Kurdish citizens as a minority to identify how the Islamic Republic uses execution as maximum political-security violence and lead to the adoption of appropriate mechanisms with it.