On this day in 1948, more than 70 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
December 10 is observed as International Human Rights Day and it is important that today and every day, we stand up for Human Rights. Over 70 years ago Article 3 of the Declaration set out that EVERY person has a right to life, liberty, and security of person. The death penalty violates that right. Stop crime, not lives.
Below is a message from our Chairperson, Leela Ramdeen
In our fight against the death penalty we have to inspire an appreciation for the right to life among all persons.The work of GCL doesn’t exclude the victims and families.
GCL acknowledges the serious impact of violent crime on families and victims and encourages persons to still seek alternatives to the death penalty to find justice.
Leila Negron, sister of a murder victim and social activist in Puerto Rico, spoke with GCL Deputy Chair Carmelo Campos Cruz about why she supports abolishing the death penalty