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Topic: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

Both the Indonesian and Philippines presidents invoke populist rhetoric in the use of the death penalty, especially against drug related crime. They say it acts as a deterrent—an argument long debunked by most credible authorities and certainly not supported by any credible evidence. One only has to look at the United States to see that the threat of execution does not deter gun or other serious crime.

Timor-Leste’s new media law – is press freedom under threat?

Timor-Leste’s new media law – is press freedom under threat?

"This proposed law is reminiscent of policies implemented by dictatorships everywhere to hide the reality in their countries from the world, strangling people’s freedom of expression to preserve their power," La'o Hamutuk, 29 May 2014