In the first six weeks of 2023, six offenders on death row were executed by lethal injection in the United States. The U.S. is among only 20 countries of the world’s that use capital punishment. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the ninth resolution for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with 125 countries votes in favor of ending the death penalty, but the U.S. voted against the resolution for the ninth time.
Click here to join with the CSJ Congregation in writing our government leaders urging them to end the use of the death penalty by supporting a U.N. moratorium on capital punishment.
There is a proposed United Nations Global Plastics Free Treaty to end plastic pollution by 2040 by addressing the full lifecycle of plastics, the hazardous additives and calling for international standards for plastic composition which would eliminate hazardous chemicals, address microplastics and eliminate problematic plastics through legally binding bans and restrictions. We encourage everyone to Contact your UN Permanent Representative using this CSJ Sign-on petition to urge them to support the Global Plastic Free Treaty.
Peru is facing a moment of deep political turmoil, including the massacre of dozens of mostly indigenous citizens in the long marginalized southern region of the Andean country. Since a controversial change of government last December 7, there have been more than 50 deaths, 600 serious injuries and hundreds of arbitrary detentions.
Take action: Sign a Petition to the U.S. State Department
Please join us in calling on the U.S. government to reject the disproportionate and excessive use of government force against protestors in Peru and condemn the use of stigmatizing language against indigenous citizens, which enables this brutal repression.