CHR: Restoring Death Penalty Will Likely Hurt Efforts to Save OFWs on Death Row

There is no compelling reason to reinstate death penalty in the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday as it stressed that doing so may affect the confidence of the international community in the country and the situation of Filipino workers on death row abroad. At a House hearing, CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit reiterated bringing back capital punishment will breach the country’s obligations under international human rights instruments such as the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which permanently prohibits the imposition of death penalty, and which the Philippines ratified in 2007. readmore

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