[From the web] Joint statement on Facebook’s internal guidelines for content moderation -Take back the tech

Joint statement on Facebook’s internal guidelines for content moderation In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook’s content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback.…

[From the web] Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community Call for Police to Shoot Activists ‘Reprehensible’ -HRW

Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community Call for Police to Shoot Activists ‘Reprehensible’ (New York, August 17, 2017) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for police to shoot human rights activists who are “obstructing justice” places all members of the country’s human rights community in grave danger, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 16,…

[From the web] Philippine Police Kill Another City Mayor -HRW

Philippine Police Kill Another City Mayor Questions Arise Around Reliability of Police’s Account of Raid, Killings By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Human Rights Watch Philippine National Police raided the home of the mayor of Ozamiz City in Mindanao, killing more than a dozen people, including the mayor, who Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte…

[From the web] Philippine President Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ -HRW

Philippine President Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Vows Murderous Campaign Will Remain ‘Unrelenting’ in State of the Nation Address Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday that his “war on drugs” will continue “unremitting as it will be unrelenting” into his second year in office. Duterte…

[From the web] Publication date: Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age -APC

Publication date: Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age June 2017 Publisher:APC The internet is changing the ways in which people interact, trade, learn and communicate. For those who have got access to it, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine…

[From the web] Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus -HRW

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus (New York, May 26, 2017) – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017,…

[From the web] Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan

Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan May 12, 2017 The Congreso Internacional de Cambio Climatico (International Congress on Climate Change) took place in Huelva, Spain last May 10-12, with the theme “Finding Solutions.” There were many sessions tackling different topics on how we can all find solutions to…

[From the web] Special Rapporteur rejects misinformation about her current academic visit to Philippines -OHCHR

Special Rapporteur rejects misinformation about her current academic visit to Philippines GENEVA (5 May 2017) – The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, has released the following statement clarifying reports in the Filipino media and rejecting misinformation about her current visit to Philippines to attend an academic conference: “I am presently…

[From the web] UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings -HRW

UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings Manila Dismisses Criticism During Human Rights Review (Geneva, May 8, 2017) – Numerous United Nations member countries expressed grave concerns about thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ “war on drugs,” at the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 8, 2017. Under the UPR, the human…

[From the web] The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

Philippines: The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT The war on drugs among OMCT’s top priorities Geneva, 15 March 2017 – On the occasion of the upcoming Philippines’ Universal Periodic Review on human rights by the UN, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) will this week on two occasions denounce the many…

[From the web] Philippine President Encourages War Crimes -HRW

Philippine President Encourages War Crimes Duterte’s Call to ‘Flatten the Hills’ Threatens Civilian Life and Property By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch While attending a memorial service today for four policemen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the army to “Go ahead, flatten the hills.” In counterinsurgency operations, he said, “anything goes for now. If…

[From the web] The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn -HRW

The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn Capital Punishment Bill Could Reach President Duterte’s Desk Soon By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine House of Representatives voted today to reinstate the death penalty for serious drug-related offenses in yet another blow to the country’s deteriorating human rights situation. If the Philippine Senate approves a similar bill as…

[From the web] Never Again, Never Forget -Forum-Asia

Never Again, Never Forget 19 November 2016 The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the cemetery of national heroes, in the Philippines. The burial of Marcos conveys a distressing message, not only to Filipinos but also to people’s movements all…

[From the web] 7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum #AHRDF7 – Keynote by Michel Forst, UN SR on HRDs and Panel of Reactors -Forum-Asia

7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum #AHRDF7 – Keynote by Michel Forst, UN SR on HRDs and Panel of Reactors Michel Forst, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (UN SR on HRDs), was the keynote speaker during the opening  session of the 7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defender…