EU leaders say talks on a future trade deal with Britain can only start once London agrees divorce terms on citizens' rights, its exit bill and Northern Ireland
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'
'These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal,' says the international watchdog
Wayne Melbourne Littlefield remains at large after going into hiding while his case was being tried. Another suspect, Australian Norman Johnson Henry, is still at large and has not been tried in court.
'Para malaman lang. Ang hirap talaga ng kalagayan nila,' says police general Joel Coronel, referring to conditions in most jails
The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP's standards
'Human rights is in a precipitous downward spiral in every ASEAN country except perhaps Myanmar, and that’s only because military rule in that country was so horrible for so long,' says Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch
'This work represents an enormous scientific breakthrough,' says Antonio Rosas, scientist at Spain's Natural Science Museum in Madrid
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(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'
(UPDATED) The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1, Tondo, Manila
Catalina Devandas-Aguilar is scheduled to arrive in the isolated nation on Wednesday following an invitation from Pyongyang, the UN rights office said in a statement
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If the International Criminal Court starts an investigation in allegations of mass killing against Philippine Presidentn Duterte, it would 'encourage governments to take measures against him, such as imposing tariffs on Philippine goods'
Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed
The weight of opinion is that this is a proper case of the ICC. There is immense interest in moving this forward, and I think we will get some traction soon.
Most North Korean refugees begin their escape by crossing into China and then try to make it to third countries – often in Southeast Asia – where they seek asylum in the South
It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law.
Aguirre also made an "appeal" to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti-drug campaign of Duterte with respect
The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously
(UPDATED) 'Let it be known to the perpetrators of this act that the state shall not tolerate citizens taking the law in their own hands,' says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Dina Ali Lasloom, reportedly returned to Saudi Arabia from the Manila airport, intended to flee to Australia to 'escape a forced marriage,' says a Canadian witness
Russia reacts furiously to the judgement, saying it was "absolutely unacceptable"
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Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next
Amnesty's report found that hundreds of death sentences, including cases involving foreign nationals, had been omitted from China's public database of court verdicts, suggesting a concerted effort to hide the extent of the country's killings
Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online, despite the high social media penetration in the country. But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this
The two men, aged 20 and 23, were caught on video naked in a room together by a neighbor.
The question needs to be asked: Should a document codify and recognize the rights of the students? The students’ answer to this question might be the tipping point of the 2017 campus elections in UP Diliman.
The spot provokes an outcry and widespread derision on social media claiming Pepsi is seeking to profit from the social justice movement
Suu Kyi to BBC: 'I don't think there is ethnic cleansing going on. I think ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening.'
(4th UPDATE) The incident brings swift international condemnation, with France and Britain demanding an emergency UN Security Council meeting and President Francois Hollande denouncing a 'massacre'
(3rd UPDATE) 'It's not 27 [human rights] conventions that we are imposing on you. It's 27 conventions that you already signed up for in the UN system,' EU Ambassador Franz Jessen says
Baker came up with the iconic 8-colored banner for San Francisco's 1978 gay freedom day, a precursor to the modern pride festival, having taught himself to sew in his 20s
Gabriela Representatives Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus say it is 'unbecoming' of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to generalize that all lawyers have extramarital affairs like him
Torture charges against the military and police officers have been dismissed, but they still face charges before the Sandiganbayan for the illegal detention of the 43 health workers suspected to be rebels
(UPDATED) The so-called 'bathroom bill,' which has drawn intense controversy since it was debated in 2015 and narrowly passed by the state last March, is slated Thursday, March 30, for a series of repeal votes in the state legislature
In 2009, then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte denied the existence of the Davao Death Squad during a public hearing, but admitted there were 'unexplained, unresolved' killings
A 25-year-old farmer was swallowed whole by a python, while he was harvesting his crops.
In a statement widely shared by Rohingya activists outside of Myanmar the group says it acted to 'defend, salvage and protect (the) Rohingya community in Arakan (Rakhine)'
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The Commission on Human Rights says it is still premature to draw any conclusion on whether or not extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs are state-sponsored
The names of 4,000 martial law victims to receive 50% of compensation have been submitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary, says the Palace
(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights official Gwen Pimentel-Gana, who heads the task force on EJKs, says government policy must exist for the extrajudicial killings to be considered state-sponsored
Ang sagot sa pahayag ng administrasyong Duterte na hindi dapat nakikialam ang mga banyaga sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas: may karapatan silang makialam kapag mga Pilipino na rin mismo ang nagrereklamo sa kanila
'If the women of the world today enjoy what is known as the bill of human rights for women, the whole world owes it to Leticia Ramos-Shahani,' Ambassador Rosario Manalo says
'The establishment of an international fact-finding mission would do more to inflame, rather than resolve the issues at this time,' Myanmar's foreign affairs ministry says