[Statement] Duterte a gross human rights violator – iDEFEND

Duterte a gross human rights violator “Duterte is a gross human rights violator who uses the war on drugs as a tool to impose authoritarian rule in order to inflict unopposed, anti-people economic policies, towards further exacerbating human rights violations against the Filipino nation. He has effectively undermined the spaces and opportunities for engagement with…

[Statement] We condemn the declaration of Martial Law ! -iDEFEND

WE CONDEMN THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW ! On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the entire Mindanao Island while on a state visit in Russia, following the fighting between the military and the Maute group. It has to be clarified that the clashes were triggered by law enforcement operation in Marawi.…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

[In the news] Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa -GMAnews

Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/balitanghali/412778/giit-ng-ilang-human-rights-group-may-human-rights-crisis-sa-bansa/video/#small All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material. Human Rights Online Philippines does not…

[Statement] Panawagan para sa Unang Isandaang Araw ni Presidente Duterte: Mamamayan, Manindigan Para sa Buhay, Karapatan at Kabuhayan -iDEFEND

Panawagan para sa Unang Isandaang Araw ni Presidente Duterte: Mamamayan, Manindigan Para sa Buhay, Karapatan at Kabuhayan October 8, 2016 Photo by PhilRights Bago pa man dumating ang unang isandaang araw ni Presidente Duterte, nagpahayag ito sa media na ang kanyang performace mula nang mag-umpisa ito sa pwesto ay “6”. Dagdag pa nito, ang momentum…

[Statement] Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! -iDEFEND

Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! Muling nabuhay sa kamalayan ng mamamayan ang Davao Death Squad (DDS) dulot ng ginawang testimonya ni Edgar Matobato sa katatapos na pagdinig ng Senado hinggil sa isyu ng extra-judicial killings. Pinangunahan ng Senate Committee on Justice and Human rights, idinetalye sa pagdinig ang partisipasyon ng anya’y dating miyembro ng naturang…

[Statement] iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence”

iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence” In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) strongly condemns the Davao City Night Market bombing which resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injuries to 67 others. This calculated, deliberate, and brutal assault on defenseless civilians is intolerable, and the perpetrators of this most atrocious act…

[Statement] A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination

A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination Launch of iDEFEND [In Defence of Human Rights and Dignity Movement ] Formerly Citizens’ Council for Human Rights August 12, 2016 Taimtim na Saludo at taas-kamao sa lahat na Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao! This gathering of Human Rights Defenders to launch iDEFEND…