Philippines: joint statement on effort to reintroduce death penalty

A joint statement calls on members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines to stop further attempts to reintroduce the death penalty and to block any legislation that subverts human rights.

On 29 November 2016, the Sub-Committee on Judicial Reforms of the House Committee of Justice approved a bill restoring the death penalty in the Philippines by railroading the proceedings in the committee and ignoring important questions from other lawmakers questioning the need for the legislation or its urgent passage.

The full statement can be downloaded here:

philippines-joint-statement-death-penalty-news-web-story-2016-eng (PDF)

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