Worldwide lawyers’ group backs charges vs Duterte in international courts

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) supports the case filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte and the UN Human Rights Council resolution seeking to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines. It vowed to support the filing of other suits against Duterte “for violations of international human rights law.”

Groups blame Duterte’s martial law for the deaths of 52 environmentalists

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA MANILA — An international anti-corruption group has revealed that the Rodrigo Duterte administration’s heavy-handed rule in Mindanao and many other parts of the country has caused the deaths of 52 environmentalists in the hands of the military in the past three years. In a report entitled “Defending the Philippines,” the…