As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination
Many Rohingya are turning to complex smuggling operations to escape Bangladesh
The Catholic Church puts the death toll in the troubled Kasai region at more than 3,300
It's time for human rights groups to encourage the government of South Korea to examine its repressive laws
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Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?
Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces, says an expert on women empowerment
The woman, known to the court only as QT, was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same-sex partnership
Current and former lawmakers, religious leaders, and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights 'amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart'
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Judicial review yang diajukan APHI dan GAPKI sebagai refleksi ketakutan mereka terhadap tindakan tegas pemerintah
Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services
Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes
Contestants are invited to submit a video clip addressing various categories including gayness or 'gender confusion'
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There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early, says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children
'The human rights situation was already bad, but the timing of the latest crackdown is striking and it's unlikely to be coincidental,' says Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House
There is a need to consolidate the growing voices of discontent, if there is still hope to immediately end this martial law, and move towards the original direction of sustaining inclusion in integral development based on social justice
Karapatan fears that just like in the time of Marcos, human rights violations will be justified on the pretext of security, protection, and national interest
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists there are 'no facts' in reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya
Sky Cable used to pay Solar carriage fees for airing NBA games, but ABS-CBN claims the license it obtained in 2014 means they no longer have to pay these
Authorities have embarked on what Amnesty International described as 'a systematic campaign, using the criminal justice system to harass and intimidate' opponents
The streaming giant tries to settle copyright lawsuits that claim that they put music online without securing the right to stream
'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights
A Maranao lawyer suggests the deployment of women soldiers, or Muslim women soldiers, to checkpoints and the inclusion of 'sensitivity to culture and religion' in the implementing guidelines
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a 'demon' and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one
'The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building,' says Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Constitution remains in effect even in times of emergency, such as during martial law. This means that rights during arrest or detention remain in place.
Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function
With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution
By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has 'summoned the ghost of Marcos,' says Human Rights Watch
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The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he may expand martial law to Luzon and Visayas if the threat of ISIS persists
'I cannot gamble with ISIS because they are everywhere,' President Rodrigo Duterte says a day after he declared martial law in Mindanao
Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'
Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'
Officers arrested 141 men when they raided a building in Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted the event they said was called 'The Wild One'.
Taiwan is seen as one of the most progressive societies in the region when it comes to gay rights. Momentum is gathering since President Tsai Ing-wen – who has openly supported marriage equality – came to power last May.
Rappler's Lian Buan visits the grave of Eudocia Pulido, the subject of the controversial story penned by Filipino-American journalist Alex Tizon, and meets the relatives she left behind
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ISIS fighters entered Jazrat al-Boushams village and executed civilians there, including 2 women and 2 children
Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?
The Observatory says ISIS seized control of Aqareb and part of Al-Mabujeh in the attack, which began with heavy shelling on a nearby regime checkpoint
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane. Officials have not revealed the men's names due to the sensitivity of the case.
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'We're supposed to be an independent nation,' says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration's decision