“The human rights situation in the Philippines has now reached a level of gravity requiring a robust intervention by the UN. The Human Rights Council must do everything in its power to prevent the continuation of widespread and systematic human rights abuses against the Philippines people.”
Tags: human rights violations
Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay revealed the rising statistics and intensifying attacks on people’s civil and political rights under President Duterte’s administration.
“State terrorism and repression has taken away our family members, who were labeled ‘enemies of the state.’”
Even without a “crackdown,” human rights violations under President Duterte intensify each day.
The bloody trail of killings of activists continues under the current administration.
The study discusses different forms of militarism, the reasons behind it and its effects in women.
Just ten months in office and after announcing that “Change is coming!” the Duterte government appears bound to be lumped up with its predecessor administrations and indicted before the international community for continued human rights violations and worsening impunity. Yes, that’s how it looks based on the summary presentation in a media briefing last Thursday…
The farmers filed charges of murder, frustrated and attempted murder, torture and physical injuries, illegal arrest and detention and other violations of civil and political rights, including the right to peaceful assembly and redress of grievances.
“They do not deserve to be in jail just like other political prisoners, whose rights have been violated from the very beginning.”
“With 31 reported killings in 2015, the Philippines has one of the worst track records in the killing of human rights defenders (HRD) worldwide.”
Activists are fighting back against harassment from state forces, by using a remedy from the Supreme Court.