Duterte’s anti-crime plan could turn off investors – Etta Rosales

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Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to wipe out criminals, including a plan to hang them twice until the head is severed from the body, could turn away foreign investors and set back the Philippines’ economic gains, a former human rights official warned Friday.

Loretta Ann Rosales noted that the Philippines had ratified eight human rights treaties, including the one against “torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

The Philippines is also a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that “no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”

“The Philippines is going to have a black eye,” Rosales, a former chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights, told media

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Source: ABS CBN News

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