Advisory on Deterrence and the Death Penalty - CHR (V) No. A2021-003
In his State of the Nation Address on 27 July 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte called for the reinstatement of the death penalty, citing the need to deter criminals. In his words, he said “it will deter criminality, but also save our children from the dangers posed by the illegal and dangerous drugs.” In issuing this Advisory, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines addresses the flaws in this proposal.
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