Philippines signs resolution against death penalty

October 10, 2014 4:25 PM

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Citing legal hurdles and issues with exonerated convicts, Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and 11 other ministers signed the Joint Declaration in Favor of Death Penalty Abolition on Friday, in commemoration of the 12th World Day Against Death Penalty, said a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announcement.

“We believe that everyone has a right to be protected from violent crime. However, we consider that state executions should not be taking place in the 21st century. Modern justice systems must aspire to more than retribution,” said the resolution, adding that “state killing results in more hatred an...

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