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Eighth World Congress Against the Death Penalty

The World Congress is a source of hope against the backdrop of an impending return of the death penalty to the Philippines

Anti-death penalty lobby lacks numbers, says prison ministry official

“As the struggle against death penalty will go on, let us remain vigilant and stand up for what is right,” he said

Malaysian to be hanged in Singapore after court dismisses appeal

A judge can commute the sentence to life in prison if the offender acted only as a courier and cooperated with authorities

Philippine Catholic bishops remain steadfast against death penalty

Bishop Baylon said the “inalienable dignity of the human person… must never be taken for granted and must not be removed"

Malaysia to abolish mandatory death penalty

Further study would be conducted on what sentences could be substituted for the death penalty

From US death-row cell, he turns to music for salvation

He hopes his love and involvement in jazz will help him escape execution for a murderous crime he insists he did not commit

Amnesty International highlights ‘worrying rise’ in global executions

At least 579 executions were carried out across 18 countries in 2021 -- a 20 percent increase on 2020

Robredo says reimposing the death penalty will not necessarily lower crime

Robredo, a former human rights lawyer, said data from around the world show that reimposing the death penalty will not lower crime rates

Singapore court rejects appeals by three men on death row

The city-state has some of the world's toughest anti-narcotics laws and insists capital punishment remains a deterrent against crime

Taiwan retains capital punishment, undermines claim to be bastion of rights

Despite its frequent use against dissidents during decades of martial law, most polls show Taiwanese still support the death penalty

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