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In Defense of the Right to Life: International Law and Death Penalty in the Philippines

A study by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines and Dr. Christopher Ward, SC, Australian Bar, Adjunct Professor, Australian National University

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CHR Advisories

Addendum to Human Rights Advisory - CHR A2019-006

November 25, 2019, Commission on Human Rights

The CHRP has issued the Advisory on Providing Video-Link Evidence in Court Proceedings in the Philippines on 4 October 2019. On 9 October 2019, a decision in People vs. Sergio from the Supreme Court of the Philippines allowed Mary Jane Veloso to testify through deposition in the human trafficking case against her alleged recruiters in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. In addition to a deposition, The CHR advisory argues that testimony via video-link is permitted in domestic law and should be widely accepted for vulnerable witnesses. This would not undermine fair trial procedures as technological advances would allow those accused to confront and cross-examine witnesses.

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