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As to how long the light will stay will all depend on the sterling commitment of people to fight for the beautiful cause of the rights of LGBTIQ persons
'For a small and peaceful country like Iceland, international law and the multilateral system is our sword, shield and shelter,' says Iceland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs
'I am a member of the judiciary and kailangan ipilit kong sabihin sa ngayon wala naman kaming nakikitang dapat lamang na manghimasok taga-ibang bansa,' said Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Senator Imee Marcos says there is 'no UN rule' that stops UNHRC member-states from changing their original votes on the Iceland-backed resolution
But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
The Philippine government will only respond to requests for documents if Malacañang 'feels that the question is legitimate'
Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'
The Palace calls the resolution 'grotesquely one-sided' and says President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to 'permit' the United Nations to probe drug war killings
The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine government to revisit its stand on independent probes into drug war killings
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 18 countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom: 'There will be consequences, far-reaching ones'
(UPDATED) Venezuela immediately slams the report, saying it 'is dominated by a selective and partial vision'
In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet insists that countries must take responsibility for their nationals caught up in Syria's drawn-out war
China's vice foreign minister Le Yucheng says their 'training centers' are meant to educate and rehabilitate
The head of a Saudi delegation speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva insists that his country is taking all the 'measures required for us to resolve this heinous crime'
Thirty-six nations condemn Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a rare censure of the oil-rich kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Council asks the Philippine government to immediately free Senator Leila de Lima
It comes after the UN Human Rights Council voted to extend an international probe of alleged war crimes committed in Yemen by both the Saudi-led coalition and the Shiite Huthi rebels
Only 3 of the council's 47 members voted against the resolution: Philippines, China, and Burundi. Thirty-five voted in favor, while the rest either abstained or refrained from casting a vote.
The US decision to leave the UNHRC 'reflects' President Rodrigo Duterte's sentiment that 'there is bias in human rights groups,' says Malacañang
The United States says the UN human rights council was 'grossly biased' against Israel after adopting 5 resolutions against the country
If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?
Speaking before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the abuses against the Rohingya, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemns 'widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal' attacks against the Rohingya
Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
The Philippine delegation insists that deaths from police operations 'are not EJKs'
'It is important for us to see with our own eyes the sites of these alleged violations,' the head of the fact-finding mission says
Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda
3rd UPDATE Refugees fleeing the unrest have brought stories of entire villages burned to the ground by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar troops
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
In its report Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese officials of routinely photographing and filming activists on UN premises in violation of UN rules and barring Chinese activists from travelling to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Speaking in Geneva shortly before the appearance was scrapped Human Rights Watch executive director Ken Roth says the idea of President Maduro coming to the UN to speak about human rights is laughable
Yangon officials said last week that they would deny visas to the 3 person team mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate abuses reportedly committed by security forces in Rakhine state
UPDATED The Philippines voices its extreme displeasure over the consistent biased prejudgment made by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard
Thousands of lives have been taken summarily and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration s bloody war on drugs are next
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
The UN s top expert on the human rights situation in North Korea Tomas Ojea Quintana tells the council in Geneva that increasing military tensions in the Asia Pacific region have further isolated the Stalinist state
Our ambassador’s position simply refuses to give due recognition to our domestic realities and trivializes the efforts of government and civil society to ensure that LGBTIQ Filipinos live with dignity
The UN rights chief decries an emerging pattern in which a growing number of states were refusing access to UN representatives investigating allegations of rights violations
A United Nations report says a total of 30 journalists were killed in Somalia between August 2012 and June 2016
The new expert group will focus on issues of accountability for human rights violations in the country in particular where such violations amount to crimes against humanity
UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst describes the murders of Lumad leaders as systematic no different from the aggressions suffered by human rights defenders in rural areas and indigenous communities
UPDATED Syrians trapped in their besieged towns could die as they face continued lack of food and water
Nine months after the end of the conflict Israel reveals the findings of the investigation into the conduct of its forces and that of the Hamas militants it was fighting
Marzuki Darusman: There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for all
Special rapporteur Juan Mendez says he is not concerned by the comment
I really think Australians are sick of being lectured to by the United Nations particularly given that we have stopped the boats and by stopping the boats we have ended the deaths at sea
Sri Lanka also opens talks to learn from South Africa s reconciliation process
The legislative objective is laudable but the implementation is hindered by various roadblocks Hilal Elver UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food says
The United Nations Special Rapporteur will check on how accessible food is in the country and if the right to food is fully realized
Canadian international law expert William Schabas resigns after Israel complains he had prepared a legal opinion for the Palestine Liberation Organization in October 2012 the United Nations said