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CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says they note the serious allegations of government attempts to silence and intimidate human rights defenders through various methods, including the use of judicial system
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the bill ensures that human rights workers 'are free and protected' and that government policies will 'support their work and ensure accountability for violations of their rights and freedoms'
Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?
The Court of Appeals 14th Division submits the case for decision without allowing human rights group Karapatan to present testimonies and witnesses
The artworks, according to Kapatid, reflect the vigor and struggles of detained activists and human rights defenders
Kapatid, originally established in 1978 under the Marcos dictatorship, seeks to have political prisoners freed and to promote basic rights
The creation of the proposed Human Rights Defenders Protection Act is in response to the worrisome situation of defenders in the Philippines
The bill grants and protects a total of 17 freedoms of human rights defenders, including their freedom from intimidation on the grounds of their work
Solicitor General Jose Calida also tells the Supreme Court that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be impleaded in the writ of amparo
'Alongside his infamous ‘war on drugs’, President Duterte has declared open season on human rights defenders in the Philippines,' says the International Federation for Human Rights
2017 marks the bloodiest year for human rights defenders under the Duterte administration
'Napaka-small time ko naman. Why would I assassinate him?' says President Rodrigo Duterte days after human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed
Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders in ensuring a peaceful and equal society
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
'Isang kahig, isang tuka ang mga pamilya ng mga biktima. Mas lalo pa itong lumala nang napatay ang primary breadwinner,' says PhilRights Executive Director Nymia Simbulan
Legislators vote 213-0-0 to approve the joint resolution that would extend the validity of the Martial Law victims' compensation until December 31, 2019
'When Ronald Dela Rosa retires as director general of the PNP, he will leave behind a police force with a sordid human rights record unmatched since the Marcos dictatorship,' says Human Rights Watch
In response to Malacañang, the Commission on Human Rights says making allegations without proof opens human rights advocates to attacks
'Duterte did that all by himself, in a path of tyrannical megalomania and unparalleled self-destruction,' says Karapatan, in response to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
The International Criminal Court also reiterates that withdrawal from the court would not change a country's obligation to cooperate in a proceeding which had already begun
Consisting of lawmakers 'who have crossed party lines,' Mambabatas Para Sa Karapatang Pantao (Makatao) aims to speed up the legislative process for human rights measures in the Philippines
Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes'
A European Union Commission official says there is no need to reiterate the condition on respect for human rights, as the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the two parties already states that
Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to 'stop depicting itself as the victim'
While the murder of Joanna Demafelis rocked the Philippine community in Kuwait, many say they want to remain in the country
'If we are to stick to the rule of law, the balance of power must not be disturbed,' says Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Abdiel Fajardo on Rappler Talk
The ICC's preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan took more than a decade to complete. It also has not been able to serve a warrant of arrest against the President of Sudan.
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has conducted 'a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports documenting alleged crimes'
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor starts a 'preliminary examination' to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
An 'impartial and verifiable death toll' is a crucial first step in attaining justice, says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine
The PNP chief warns policemen against the illegal practice as the organization prepares to revive its Oplan Tokhang in January – their 3rd try with the campaign
The groups condemn alleged human rights violations linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, as well as the imposition of martial law in Mindanao
The CSO-CHR Consultative Caucus for Human Rights (C4HR) aims to raise awareness of human rights as well as coordinate action among stakeholders to promote and defend these rights
'It is time [to] end the carnage on Philippine streets.... The country's judiciary and police have proven themselves both unwilling and unable to hold the killers in the war on drugs to account,' the human rights group says
'This is particularly important to remember when words are spoken by those who are supposed to be our leaders,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, after another tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte
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An Amnesty International report says the civilian population in Marawi City suffered immensely from abuses of both members of the Maute Group and government forces
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The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) addresses bar examinees in an open letter just in time for bar examinations
The Commission on Human Rights calls on the Duterte administration to show it is 'serious in making progress for human rights'
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
The Commission on Human Rights says the Philippine National Police has only provided lists not detailed documents
The New York based organization says President Rodrigo Duterte has placed targets on the backs of human rights advocates
The Commission on Human Rights hopes the government will reexamine its anti drug campaign and adopt a human rights based approach
Chairperson Chito Gascon a former Liberal Party director general says he stands by his record of non partisanship under the Commission on Human Rights
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon however is confident that Congress will augment their 2018 budget
Is it the CHR which enjoys enormous powers in the government? Who exactly have been enjoying monopoly of economic and political power in the country who could have done more?
The Commission on Human Rights probes into whether protocols were followed in the raid that led to the death of 15 people including the Ozamiz City mayor
A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte