Philippines’ Recent Proposal to Reinstate Death Penalty:  A Setback to Worldwide Progress Towards the Abolition of Capital Punishment?

Philippines’ Recent Proposal to Reinstate Death Penalty: A Setback to Worldwide Progress Towards the Abolition of Capital Punishment?

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The Philippines House of Representative recently approved a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty for crimes including murder, rape and certain drug offenses. As significant progress toward abolition of capital punishment is observed worldwide, this move by the Philippines may be seen as an unfortunate setback against the general trend worldwide.