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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

Advisory on the Effect of Reimposing the Death Penalty on the EU GSP+ Benefits to the Philippines - CHR (V) A2020-018

August 12, 2020, Commission on Human Rights

The CHRP issues this advisory to call the attention of the Philippine government to its human rights obligations in relation to the implementation of the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) it has signed with the European Union (‘EU’).

This advisory focuses on the obligations of the Philippines under the GSP+, including its commitment to implement 27 international human rights treaties. One of these treaties is the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the Second Optional Protocol, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, is annexed. The Philippines would breach its international legal obligations under this treaty as well as its obligations under the GSP+ if it reinstates the death penalty. 

Read the full advisory here



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