Universities Against the Death Penalty – A Worldwide Network

By taking part in the network, the universities communicate the values that we as academic institutions lean on. There is a contradiction between these values and the absolute and irreversible consequences of capital punishment.


"Academic freedom is fundamental, and universities as institutions should not normally take a stance on political issues.  However, there are times through history when universities have joined forces, as they did against apartheid and against slavery. We believe the fight against the death penalty has the same kind of urgency."

Professor Ole Petter Ottersen - Rector, University of Oslo

The struggle against death penalty

Suggest your university as a member of the network

To suggest your university as a member, email us at: against-death-penalty@uio.no