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Agnes Callamard is a United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Special rapporteurs are independent experts who do not speak for the UN but report their findings to it.
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Council asks the Philippine government to immediately free Senator Leila de Lima
United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst says 'public stigmatization of human rights defenders...can incite perpetrators to act against them'
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the case against Rappler 'has absolutely nothing to do with the freedom of expression'
David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, calls the charges 'a serious threat against independent and investigative journalism in the Philippines, and will have implications beyond its borders'
The United Nations warns India that returning the men ignores the persecution they faced in Myanmar, and is a "flagrant denial" of their right to protection
The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression reports on how governments have cracked down on two key elements to expression in the digital age from 2015 to 2018
Pyongyang remains accused by many – including the UN – of a litany of rights abuses against its population
Philippine experts believe the statements are a nudge to the ICC prosecutor to claim jurisdiction to investigate the war on drugs
According to United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye, hate speech should be regulated when it incites violence or when it undermines other people's right to express themselves freely
Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is 'detached with the realities happening in the Philippines'
'Rather than attacking human rights bodies and human rights defenders, we urge the government to display sincere commitment to transparency and the rule of law by allowing unhampered investigations to take place,' the Commission on Human Rights says
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz can always challenge it in court
'We are shocked that the special rapporteur is being targeted because of her work defending the rights of indigenous peoples,' UN rights experts say of the inclusion of UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in the list
Special rapporteurs work in their personal capacity and are not considered employees by the United Nations, hence they do not receive any salary
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine government will extend the invitation to UN expert Agnes Callamard if she ever visits the Philippines as a tourist
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But UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard has a 'distinguished' career in human rights and humanitarian work across the globe
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee is due to visit Myanmar in January to assess the state of human rights across the country including the plight of the Rohingya minority Muslim community
CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel Gana says there s no reason for President Rodrigo Duterte to take the pronouncements of UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard in a negative way
The opposition senator says the government has the duty to pursue an impartial investigation by an independent commission
They are entitled to monitor me absolutely says UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard of the Philippine government
UPDATED UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit shows she won t be objective in probing summary killings says the Palace
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard speaks at a drug policy forum organized by the Free Legal Assistance Group
If indeed his so called war on drugs is pursued within the bounds of the law and international standards then his administration should have nothing to be afraid of Senator Leila de Lima dares the Duterte administration
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein strongly encourages the Philippines to extend an invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions
The reclusive state offers the UN a rare visit to Pyongyang in exchange for dropping a recommendation to refer its human rights abuses for prosecution
Corpuz s role as the UN Special Rapporteur involves raising awareness about the minimum international standards to ensure the survival dignity and well being of indigenous people