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Philippines: House of Representatives must uphold international law obligations ahead of first death penalty vote

, Index number: ACT 50/5741/2017

Ahead of the first vote on the proposed legislative amendments to reintroduce the death penalty in the Philippines, the undersigned organizations are calling on the country’s lawmakers to uphold its international law obligations and vote against the measure. The move would set the Philippines against its positive achievements in this area and the global trend towards abolition of the death penalty.

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