[From the web] UN resolution a missed chance for justice but scrutiny continues -AIph

#HumanRights #StopTheKillings [From the web] UN resolution a missed chance for justice but scrutiny continues The resolution on the Philippines adopted by the UN Human Rights Council today is a missed opportunity to seek justice for thousands of unlawful killings, said Amnesty International. Rather than launching the much-needed comprehensive investigation into the human rights situation…

[Press Release] UN must intensify pressure to end killings as impunity reigns -AI

UN must intensify pressure to end killings as impunity reigns 25 September 2020 The administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to incite a wave of extrajudicial executions and fuel a climate of near-absolute impunity for perpetrators, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing on the country’s dramatically deteriorating human rights situation. The briefing,…

[From the web] Violence between state forces and the NPA puts indigenous peoples lives at risk -AIph

Violence between state forces and the NPA puts indigenous peoples lives at risk 4 September 2020 Responding to reports of escalating violence in Surigao del Sur between government security forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) which led to the killing of two young indigenous people, Amnesty International Philippines Director, Butch Olano, said: “Violence between…

[From the web] Women around the world continue to challenge misogynist and sexist discourses and policies -AIph

8 March 2020 In view of the disturbing global trend of misogynist messages currently disseminated by some political and religious leaders, and the increase in oppressive and sexist policies and practices, women around the world are joining forces to consolidate and protect the rights and freedoms achieved to date. The women’s movement seeks to ensure…

[From the web] Amnesty opens nominations for Ignite Awards Season 2

Amnesty International Philippines, on the occasion of its 58th global anniversary, opened the nominations for Season Two of Ignite Awards for Human Rights. First of its kind, it is Amnesty Philippines’ highest honor given to human rights defenders in the country. “Despite the socio-political turmoil we are experiencing right now, we at Amnesty strongly believe…

[Video] Human Rights in Two Minutes (Filipino) -AIph

Human Rights in Two Minutes (Filipino) Watch this video for a clear, fun and simple explanation of what human rights are. This video was translated from its original French version produced by the Amnesty International Swiss Section, supported by the Commission on Human Rights. Support #KarapatDapat na Agenda campaign! Click the poster to know more.…

[In the news] Rights advocates continue to do mandate despite threats, group tells Duterte -PhilStar.com

Rights advocates continue to do mandate despite threats, group tells Duterte Human rights groups continue to defend the rights of individuals and communities despite the threats hurled by those in power, Amnesty International Philippines stressed Wednesday. The rights watchdog made the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte accused human rights groups of seeking to undermine the…

[Press Release] ‘Reveal clear human rights platform’, Amnesty urged presidential bets -AIPh

‘Reveal clear human rights platform’, Amnesty urged presidential bets Amnesty International Philippines asked presidential aspirants to make public commitments to protect human rights if and when they are elected president in the coming May 2016 elections. “We wrote letters to presidentiables asking them to respond to our 5-point Human Rights Agenda. These recommendations are based…

[Resources] “Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines” -UATC

“Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines” The writing of this publication was in collaboration with members of the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines led by Amnesty International Philippines, Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in cooperation with…

[Press Release] Amnesty International says reviving the death penalty won’t make the Philippines any safer

Amnesty International says reviving the death penalty won’t make the Philippines any safer Revival of the death penalty “due to an alarming upsurge of crimes” is counter-progressive, Amnesty International Philippines said today following the filing of two bills in the Philippine Senate and Congress – Senate Bill 2080 seeking to repeal Republic Act 9346 which…

[Press Release] Hundreds of cyclists demand passage and implementation of human rights laws -AIPh

Hundreds of cyclists demand passage and implementation of human rights laws   More than a thousand participants of the Amnesty International Philippines’ Bike for Rights PadyaKarapatan 2013 cycled through 7 cities of Metro Manila reminding the Aquino administration and the 16th Congress of their obligation to enact and implement legislation necessary for protecting human rights…