[Statement] National and International NGOs urge Human Rights Council to respond credibly to damning OHCHR report on the Philippines

ORAL STATEMENT HRC45 – Item 4: General Debate 25 September 2020 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NGOS URGE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO RESPOND CREDIBLY TO DAMNING OHCHR REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINES UN Human Rights Council Forty-fifth session 14 September – 7 October 2020   Madam President,   I speak on behalf of 35 organisations, deeply concerned by…

[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,…

[Appeal] Statement of Appeal to Conduct Investigation on the recent massacre in Kabacan, North Cotabato the twin blast bombing in the town of Jolo, Sulu and also the spate killings in the IP communities -ALTAHR

Statement of Appeal to Conduct Investigation on the recent massacre in Kabacan, North Cotabato the twin blast bombing in the town of Jolo, Sulu and also the spate killings in the IP communities. STOP THE KILLINGS! DEFEND HUMAN LIVES! DEFEND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS! DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS! The Alliance of Tri-people for the Advancement of Human Rights…

[From the web] The Government of the Philippines must end the killings of human rights activists and defenders -Forum-Asia

The Government of the Philippines must end the killings of human rights activists and defenders The Philippine government should immediately end the killings of activists and human rights defenders and ensure credible, transparent investigations and accountability for the lives which have been lost, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said in a…

[Off-the-shelf] Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs”- by OMCT and CLRDC, Philippines

Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs” Geneva (OMCT) – A new report, published today, documents 122 killings of children, from 1 to 17 years old, throughout the Philippines, between July 2016 and December 2019. The report, titled “How could they do this to my child?”, jointly published by the…

[Action Alert] (Philippines) Mentally-challenged man killed by members of the Philippine National Police during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Quezon City -TFDP

Action Alert (Philippines) Mentally-challenged man killed by members of the Philippine National Police during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Quezon City April 22, 2020 Dear Friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal for further investigation regarding the killing of a mentally-challenged man by members of the Philippine…

[Statement] Call to Defend & Protect Civic Space, Empower the Marginalized -CPDG

Quezon City, Philippines — Amid the Duterte administration’s increasingly hostile militarist lockdown, the Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) calls on Philippine civil society to defend and protect civic spaces and empower the marginalized (http://chng.it/HZt2Gjb92q). CPDG strongly protests Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s dangerous and irresponsible order to kill citizens that security forces deem as defying…

[From the web] Duterte is making a big mistake – by Christian Gultia and Ernesto Neri

Political persecution and killings of activists and human rights defenders have been consistently at the top of the government’s agenda since Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016. To date, more than 2,000 human rights defenders have already been attacked through various forms including threat, intimidation, harassment, trumped-up charges, and extrajudicial killing. The massive crackdown…

[From the web] OPINION: Killings of 7 youths spark tensions in new Muslim autonomous region -ABS-CBNnews

Officials of the new regional autonomous government in Muslim Mindanao are conducting a separate probe into reports that seven youths, including several minors, were massacred by government troops on October 23 amid an outpouring of anger on social media in southern Philippines provinces, towns and villages. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Spokesperson and…

[Statement] Human Rights scores one for a change – iDEFEND

Years of painstaking efforts to pursue justice for the victims of the war on drugs won a crucial headway today as the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution L20, seeking to report on the Philippines’ extrajudicial killings. The resolution, submitted by 39 countries headed by Iceland, urged the Philippine government to…