[From the web] Netflix’ Philippine ‘drug war’ propagandist -HRW

Netflix’ Philippine ‘drug war’ propagandist By PHELIM KINE Deputy Asia Director Human Rights Watch http://www.atimes.com/netflix-philippine-drug-war-propagandist/ The new Netflix drama series Amo, inspired by the Philippine government’s real-life “war on drugs,” presents a sinister revisionist take on an ongoing human-rights calamity. Amo’s Filipino director, Brillante Mendoza, has described the 13-episode miniseries, which began streaming last month,…

[Statement] Ending the War on Drugs Saves Lives -iDEFEND

Ending the War on Drugs Saves Lives Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano on Tuesday told the UN Human Rights Council that the deadly war on drugs was meant to save Filipino lives from the scourge of illegal drugs. He thinks the world is hearing this for the first time. But the same argument was also used…

[From the web] International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines

International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, on opening Preliminary Examinations into the situations in the Philippines and in Venezuela Following a careful, independent and impartial review of a number of communications and reports documenting alleged…

[From the web] Endorse UN Inquiry into ‘Drug War’ Killings Independent Investigation Needed to Clarify Death Toll, Promote Accountability -HRW

Philippines: Endorse UN Inquiry into ‘Drug War’ Killings Independent Investigation Needed to Clarify Death Toll, Promote Accountability (New York, February 1, 2018) – The Philippine government should urgently support the creation of a United Nations-led investigation into the thousands of killings linked to its “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. A UN-led probe…

[Right-up] Drug rehab patients in collaboration with artist Ralph Eya speaks out their “hatol” through a public art installation

Drug rehab patients in collaboration with artist Ralph Eya speaks out their “hatol” through a public art installation HATOL public art installation presents the consummation of the 3-day Visual Arts Therapy program of the Department of Health Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Bicutan. The socially engaged art project intended to contribute to the personal development of…

[From the web] Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective -by Jerbert Briola

Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective by Jerbert Briola Torture Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2017) The Torture Journal is an international scientific journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of original research and systematic reviews by professionals concerned with…

[Statement] Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine October 13, 2017 Dispatches Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is finally feeling the heat. On Thursday, he buckled to growing public dismay over his murderous “war on drugs” and ordered a suspension of the…

[From the web] The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

Philippines: The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT The war on drugs among OMCT’s top priorities Geneva, 15 March 2017 – On the occasion of the upcoming Philippines’ Universal Periodic Review on human rights by the UN, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) will this week on two occasions denounce the many…

[Press Release] Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade

Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade As an organization of grassroots women who are believe that women must be empowered fully in order to harness our full potential towards nation-building, Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan or KAISA…

[Statement] Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines -NoBox Philippines

Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines November 24, 2016 The 17th Congress is currently deliberating proposed bills to reinstate the death penalty in the Philippines. Most of these bills take off from the government’s ongoing “war on drugs,” which sees people involved with drugs as criminals who…

[From the web] Philippine Police Denied US Guns on Rights Concerns Assault Rifle Sale Derailment Targets Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ -HRW

Philippine Police Denied US Guns on Rights Concerns Assault Rifle Sale Derailment Targets Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ Phelim Kine By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine The United States State Department has suspended the sale of 26,000 military assault rifles to the Philippine National Police due to opposition to the sale by Senator Ben…

[From the web] Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed Allegations of Direct Involvement in Death Squads Call for UN Role -HRW

Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed Allegations of Direct Involvement in Death Squads Call for UN Role (New York, September 16, 2016) – The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 15,…