Tags: National Union of People’s Lawyers

Speedy decision on plea for release of sick, elderly, pregnant prisoners urged

  “Some detention centers have clinics but have no doctors. There are only two to three doctors for the thousands of PDLs [persons deprived of liberty] in the whole capital.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – While human rights lawyers and relatives of political prisoners welcomed the recent Supreme Court’s (SC) circular ordering…

Groups submit 1st wave of human rights reports to UN

“…the human rights situation in the Philippines has reached unprecedented scale and scope since President Duterte was inaugurated into office in June 2016.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Groups under the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) has submitted its first wave of reports on the human…

People’s lawyering praised for being more than traditional legal aid

“Equality and social justice are worth all of our collective efforts.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL  Bulatlat.com MANILA – Colleagues, friends, supporters and clients commended what they call as lawyers for the people as they hold their fifth national congress with the theme “Conquering Challenges in People’s Lawyering” on Oct. 19, Saturday at the Rizal…

Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.”