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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

CHR Advisories

Advisory on Deterrence and the Death Penalty - CHR (V) No. A2021-003

July 22, 2021, Commission on Human Rights

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.

Read the full advisory here

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