Tags: human rights defenders

Bill seeking to protect rights defenders re-filed ‘to honor those who fought and still fight for rights of fellow Filipinos’

“This bill is refiled in a new Congress, when all eyes in the international community are on the Philippines for the bloody record of the previous president Rodrigo Duterte, and those of the other past regimes, including the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.”

Groups continue to seek passing of law that protects human rights defenders

“It is necessary that the relevant provisions of the international declaration are translated into a binding commitment not only to protect human rights but also those that work for the protection of these rights so that they may be able to fulfill their important role in the promotion, protection and defense of human rights and fundamental freedom.”