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[From the web] Philippines warned over “massive” impact of military operations on Mindanao indigenous peoples -UNOHCHR

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[Announcement] The nomination process for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is now open.

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[From the web] Statement by the Human Rights Commissioner on the human rights situation in the Philippines -www.auswaertiges-amt.de

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