[Statement] Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty -Lakbay-Buhay

Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty Manila- A major coalition of civil society, faith-based organizations and the Catholic Church  called on Senate Thursday, 24th May to junk all proposed bills filed to reimpose death penalty in the country due to massive social and economic implications that would…

[From the web] The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn -HRW

The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn Capital Punishment Bill Could Reach President Duterte’s Desk Soon By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine House of Representatives voted today to reinstate the death penalty for serious drug-related offenses in yet another blow to the country’s deteriorating human rights situation. If the Philippine Senate approves a similar bill as…

[Featured Site] Right to Life Facebook Page

Right to Life The term “Right to Life” is based on the philosophy that every person has the right to live and that a human life should not be taken by another human being. Why we don’t support the return of the Death Penalty in Philippines: • Not an effective crime-deterrent: “It’s the certainty of…

[From the web] Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty, Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law

Philippines: Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law (New York, December 3, 2016) – The Philippine House of Representatives should reject a proposal to reinstate the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 29, 2016, the Judicial Reforms Subcommittee approved Congress House Bill No. 1 (Death Penalty Law),…

[Statement] on the Restoration of the Death Penalty and the “Shoot-to-Kill” Policy -FLAG

Statement on the Restoration of the Death Penalty and the “Shoot-to-Kill” Policy The FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP [FLAG] strongly opposes the incoming government’s efforts to restore the death penalty and adopt and implement a “shoot-tokill” policy. These actions are illegal and unconstitutional, render our legal system impotent and meaningless, and blatantly violate international law. The…

[In the news] Lawyers’ group opposes death penalty, ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy -Rappler.com

Lawyers’ group opposes death penalty, ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy Rappler.com, May 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) expressed its alarm over the plans of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to restore the death penalty and give security forces “shoot-to-kill” orders against organized criminals or those who violently resist arrest. In a May 20 statement…

[Press Release] Human rights group decries Duterte’s proposal for death by hanging and shoot-to-kill order to curb criminality -Balay

Human rights group decries Duterte’s proposal for death by hanging and shoot-to-kill order to curb criminality The Balay Rehabilitation Center has asked the tough-talking president-apparent Rodrigo Duterte to be mindful of what he says following his proposal to impose death by hanging as a penalty to curtail the rampant criminality in the country. The human rights…

[Statement] Duterte Harry Has Been Dirty For a Long Time The new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade. -HRW

Duterte Harry Has Been Dirty For a Long Time The new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade. By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/17/duterte-harry-has-been-dirty-long-time In May 2015, Rodrigo Duterte invited my colleagues and I for some rest and relaxation in Davao City,…

[Press Release] Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ

Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ Bangkok, Thailand / Geneva, Switzerland – In a letter sent this week, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged President Joko Widodo to grant Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino national on death row in Indonesia, a permanent reprieve from execution…

[From the web] ACSC/ APF2015: ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty -humanrightsinasean.info

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum 2015: ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty Civil society organisations from ASEAN countries are urging the grouping’s governments to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view of completely abolishing the greatest violation of the right to life – state-sanctioned killing.…

[Press Release] Indonesia: Stop Imminent Executions. Death Penalty for Drug Crimes Violates International Law -HRW

Indonesia: Stop Imminent Executions Death Penalty for Drug Crimes Violates International Law (Jakarta, April 25, 2015) – President Joko Widodo of Indonesia should urgently commute the death sentences of 10 people who face imminent execution for drug trafficking, Human Rights Watch said today. Following the exhaustion of legal appeals on April 24, 2015, Indonesian authorities…

[Statement] PhilRights Statement During the Public Hearing on the Re-imposition of the Death Penalty in the Philippines

PhilRights Statement During the Public Hearing on the Re-imposition of the Death Penalty in the Philippines Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… The Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights) stands witho ther defenders of human rights and advocates of human dignity in opposing the re-imposition of the death penalty in…