May 3, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Philippines Senate Must Oppose Death Penalty (Philippines: UA 282.16)


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Bills to reintroduce the death penalty in the Philippines are pending before the Senate, which resumed session on 2 May 2017. Despite the Philippines being a state party to an international treaty that commits it to the abolition of the death penalty, the House of Representatives have adopted measures contrary to this.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging them to fully oppose the adoption of draft legislation to reintroduce the death penalty in the country;
  • Reminding them that the Philippines has undertaken international law commitments to abolish the death penalty and that the move would undermine positive efforts to support Filipinos overseas workers facing the death penalty abroad;
  • Highlighting that there is no evidence that the death penalty has a unique deterrent effect and that more and more countries have been abolishing the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 2 June, 2017:

President of the Senate
Senator Aquilino Pimentel
Senate of the Philippines
Rm. 606-609 & 1 (New Wing 5/F)
GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
The Philippines
Fax: (632) 822-9759
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Senate President

Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Patrick A. Chuasoto, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 467 9300 I Fax: 1 202 467 9417
Salutation: Dear Mr. Chuasoto

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 282.16
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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