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Philippines: Lawmakers must urgently oppose attempts to reintroduce death penalty

, Index number: ASA 35/5222/2016

Members of the Philippines Congress must oppose bills aimed at reintroducing the death penalty, Amnesty International said today. The re-introduction of the death penalty would not only represent a major setback for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country but also violate the Philippines’ obligations under international law.

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