Death in the Time of Covid-19: Efforts to Restore the Death Penalty in the Philippines
• Paper critically appraises the implications of the introduction of House Bill no. 7814 in the Philippines, which would remove the presumption of innocence until proven guilty for those convicted of drug offences.
• In the context of prisons and mental health, the paper highlights the inequities and potentially injurious consequences the passing of this bill may have for the populace.
• Article also focuses on precedents of the war on drugs and discusses the bill in relation to relevant literature.
• Paper discusses possible implication on the Philippines if it does not honor its commitment not to reimpose the death penalty by virtue of the 2nd Protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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