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HRW: Anti-tambay policy 'retraumatizes' communities affected by drug war

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'The police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch

File photos from Shutterstock, Alecs Ongcal and Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

HRW slams ‘drastic' plan to extend anti-drug campaign to PH elementary schools

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'Imposing mandatory drug testing on schoolchildren when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger,' says Human Rights Watch Asia division deputy director Phelim Kine

VULNERABLE. Rights groups say the PDEA's proposal to extend mandatory drug testing to cover elementary students is too drastic and can deter students from attending school.

HRW: Indonesia's award for Dela Rosa 'an insult' to PH drug war victims

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'[The award] is perverse assessment of a Philippine government official implicated in possible crimes against humanity for inciting and instigating killings linked to the war on drugs,' HRW’s deputy Asia director Phelim Kine says

HRW calls for independent probe to 'clarify' PH drug war toll

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

An 'impartial and verifiable death toll' is a crucial first step in attaining justice, says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

FIRST STEP. Human Rights Watch says the Philippine government should support an independent probe. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The deafening silence of ASEAN on human rights violations

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The non-interference principle that governs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leads to inaction on human rights violations rampant among its member-countries

Taking PNP out of drug war won't stop international pressure – HRW

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Human Rights Watch says the fight will not end 'until there is justice and accountability for the thousands of victims' of President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs

Nanette Castillo looks at the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Philippines police officers who want to speak out about "extrajudicial killings and summary executions" in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church, which counts 80 percent of Filipinos as followers, has been one of the leading critics of the drug war and its offer to police on Monday was another step in its efforts to stop the killings. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

HRW: P1,000 budget for CHR blow against accountability in PH drug war killings

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:06 AM

The New York based human rights organization says the move by legislators in the House is part of the administration s attempt to prevent independent institutions from checking its abuses

After killings of teenagers, HRW urges UN inquiry into PH drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Until Duterte ends his abusive drug war and allows a UN led international probe child killers among the police will continue to get away with murder says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

KILLED IN DRUG WAR. Protest placards, pictures and paintings from supporters fill the Delos Santos store shelves on August, 25, 2017, the eve of Kian's funeral. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Human Rights Watch slams Cayetano for defending 'the indefensible'

May 10, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The global group says the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is delusional for thinking it can sway other countries from pushing for accountability over drug related killings

Human Rights Watch to UN rights council: Denounce drug war killings in PH

May 04, 2017 - 1:07 PM

The New York based human rights group urges the United Nations Human Rights Council to pressure the Philippines into supporting an international investigation into the drug related killings

A hooded woman bring along with her the photos of her husband and son at the Ombudsman as she filed criminal charges on drug related killings against the government at the office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on Tuesday. Her husband and son was killed during Oplan Tokhang operations in Caloocan. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

HRW on war on drugs: PH needs 'international intervention'

Feb 20, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Describing the Philippine situation as a human rights calamity Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Phelim Kine says the Philippines needs an urgent international intervention to address human rights violations

HUMAN RIGHTS. Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Philem Kine says that the human rights problem in the country require international intervention. Photo by Marvin Tandayu

My dinner with Digong

Nov 14, 2016 - 6:28 PM

Here’s the plan I hope to share with Duterte over dinner at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila

HRW: Duterte admin's probe into media killings 'dubious'

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Human Rights Watch says Journalists have reason to be skeptical about the integrity of a Duterte government inquiry because the government has been cheerleading killings without consequence in its so called war on drugs

Human Rights Watch: Duterte's Hitler remarks 'obscene'

Oct 01, 2016 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED The group calls on foreign donors such as the US and the EU to send a strong message to the Philippine government that it risks suspension of security assistance unless the abusive war on drugs comes to a halt

HRW 'aghast' at conduct of House probe into Bilibid drugs

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Human Rights Watch says Philippine legislators in both houses of Congress should denounce this attempt to silence and intimidate Senator Leila de Lima

HOUSE INQUIRY. The House committee on justice begins its inquiry into the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

HRW: Jokowi butuh dukungan tuntaskan kasus 1965

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

HRW menyebut ada unsur di pemerintah dan aparat yang mengingingkan pelurusan sejarah ini tetap terkubur dalam dalam bersama tubuh korban pembantaian massal tahun 1965

KESAKTIAN PANCASILA. Presiden Jokowi kunjungi Lubang Buaya di Monumen Pancasila Sakti, Jakarta Timur, 1 Oktober 2015. Foto dari setkab.go.id

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Nov 16, 2015 - 1:58 PM

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Duterte and Davao Death Squad: 'Defending the indefensible'

May 26, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The US based Human Rights Watch finds an ally in the Philippine justice secretary who calls on Filipinos not to idolize the Davao City mayor

INDEFENSIBLE? New York-based Human Rights Watch wants the Aquino government to probe Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte's alleged links to the Davao Death Squad. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Rappler Talk: Human Rights Watch on Duterte and Rohingya

May 25, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine discusses the Rohingya refugees and the Davao summary killings

Will world now pressure Myanmar over the Rohingya?

May 21, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Human Rights Watch says it s time for ASEAN and the rest of the world to demand that Myanmar stop abusing the Rohingya otherwise the problem will continue

SHELTER. Migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at the makeshift refugee camp in Kuala Langsa, East Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by EPA

Investigate Duterte's role in death squads – HRW

May 20, 2015 - 12:50 AM

Human Rights Watch says The long official tolerance of Duterte’s advocacy of summary killings as effective crime fighting strategy needs to stop

RODY DUTERTE. To prepare for China, the China must be self-reliant, says the Davao mayor.

Diminta dibatalkan, persiapan eksekusi terus berjalan

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Tak hanya organisasi HAM dalam negeri organisasi HAM internasional pun turut meminta Jokowi untuk membatalkan hukuman mati Lepas dari semua desakan persiapan eksekusi terus dilanjutkan

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, warga Filipina yang divonis mati menangis di persidangan, Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA