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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


Advisory on Public Opinion About Death Penalty - CHR (VI) A2023-001
Commission on Human Rights, February 13, 2023
Addendum to Human Rights Advisory - CHR A2019-006
Commission on Human Rights, November 25, 2019
The Commission on Human Rights’ Advisory on the Reimposition of the Death Penalty (2018)
Commission on Human Rights Facebook link |, November 07, 2016

CHR Advisories

Advisory on the Effect of the Reimposition of the Death Penalty on the Philippines Extradition Treaties - CHR A2019-007

November 08, 2019, Commission on Human Rights

The CHRP issues this advisory to bring the Philippines' attention to the barriers inhibiting international cooperation in countering transnational organised crime that the reintroduction of the death penalty would generate. This advisory will primarily focus on the issue of drug trafficking, as the Asia Pacific region remains a transit hub for the global trafficking of illicit substances. The Commission emphasizes that the specific scope of discussion in this advisory does not detract from the Commission's opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances, without exception.

Read the full advisory here

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