Commission on Human Rights on the Death Penalty (2017)
CHR-Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit cited an excerpt from CHR Advisory on the reimposition of the Death Penalty on the Senate Hearing today, February 7, 2017.
The Commission on Human Rights maintains that it is not against serving justice to the victims and fully conforms that perpetrators must be punished. But the re-imposition of the death penalty is far from the solution which we all yearn for. We believe that justice can be attained through effective law enforcement, impartial access to redress mechanisms and courts, and a responsive penal system. What is a deterrent is a functional, unbiased, efficient justice system that guarantees certainty of punishment for perpetrators through due process and rule of law, together with broad public confidence. We want to work towards this goal
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