New Jersey Abolishes the Death Penalty

New Jersey has just become “the first [state] in a generation to abolish capital punishment.” In signing the law into effect, Governor Corzine expressed the hope that New Jersey can serve as a model for other states. Read the story.

Death Penalty Moratorium

The Third Committee of the U.N. General Assembly yesterday adopted a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. Read the resolution and the voting sheet indicating how various countries voted on the resolution.

Christians Are Called to Defend Human Rights

The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace says that Christians are called to work for the abolition of “the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against the human person,” calling such...

Stop the Death Penalty

World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, 2007 The Death Penalty At the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) 62nd session in October 2007, a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions will be introduced as a step towards the abolition of the death...