[From the web] Youth showed force in a Millennial Throwback Forum organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center during the national day of protest

Youth showed force in a Millennial Throwback Forum organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center during the national day of protest Various youth groups and young individuals from different universities and organizations flocked at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium in the morning of September 21 to listen to first-hand experiences of Martial Law survivors during the…

[From the web] Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines -NAKPhil

Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines The decision by the Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima worsens the already deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. De Lima has been in detention at the police headquarters…

[From the web] Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable President Vows to Persist Despite Horrific Death Toll Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive “war on drugs” is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that his promise to eradicate methamphetamine use – known as shabu…

[From the web] Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) persons from Southeast Asia are under assault. Various forms of aggression and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender…

[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…