[Off-the-shelf] Activists and Journalists Targeted as Draconian Anti-Terror Law Challenged in the Philippines -CIVICUS Monitor

#HumanRights #TerrorLaw Activists and Journalists Targeted as Draconian Anti-Terror Law Challenged in the Philippines Philippines’ civic space rating was downgraded by the CIVICUS Monitor in early December 2020 from ‘obstructed’ to ‘repressed’. The rating change was driven by attacks on human rights defenders and journalists, the vilification and criminalisation of activists, the assault on press…

[From the web] Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness -CIVICUS

Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness CIVICUS, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Karapatan and other human rights organisations in the Philippines call for the release of Teresita Naul, a human rights defender from the Philippines, ahead of her court case on 17…

[From the web] Despite progress on HRD bill, attacks against activists and media persist in the Philippines -CIVICUS

Human rights defender protection bill closer to becoming law On 3rd June 2019, in ongoing effort to protect human rights defenders (HRDs) from continued attacks and harassment, the Philippines House of Representatives unanimously approved a Human Rights Defenders bill. Although the bill only becomes law once the Senate and President approves it, the recent decision…