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(UPDATED) Human rights should be 'at the center of government efforts' against the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines
The Commission on Human Rights says the Duterte government must stop 'all forms of violence and harassment against human rights defenders'
'May this verdict revive our faith in the justice system,' says the Commission on Human Rights, adding that the government must address 'marks of impunity that continue to prevail'
What the Philippines' CHR findings on polluters' liability mean for loss and damage negotiations at COP25
Establishing successful legal cases could be the way to start putting pressure on rich polluting countries to finally make an action on loss and damage
The Anti-Rape Law punishes rapists from 6 years of imprisonment to reclusion perpetua
The Commission on Human Rights finds carbon majors legally and morally liable for their role in climate change and its effects on vulnerable communities
'We have found, based on the evidence presented before us and also our own research, that carbon majors may in fact be held morally liable and legally liable,' says the Philippines' Commission on Human Rights
Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says they are mandated to remind the government to punish criminals 'in accordance with the rule of law'
The latest toll takes the total number killed in the political crisis to 23, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor says this is 'to deprive the police any opportunity to plant evidence' against activists
On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit notes the suffering of 'unseen victims' of capital punishment, including the children of people sentenced to death
CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit says reviving the death penalty will not deter criminals, and revenge as motivation would only 'perpetuate a culture of violence'
'Gusto po sana naming maging priority ng gobyernong ito ang pangangalaga at pagtatanggol sa karapatang pantao,' says Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas
Senator Bato dela Rosa says the Commission on Human Rights will be offering 'something new' by helping end the alleged recruitment by the NPA of minors
Senator Panfilo Lacson asks the Commission on Human Rights to list its priority projects and expenses to see how much can still be augmented to the proposed P819.665 million budget for 2020
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
Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'
The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine government to revisit its stand on independent probes into drug war killings
(UPDATED) Three-year-old Myka Ulpina is the latest addition to the growing list of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the partnership is 'more than welcome' as the Philippines and Nepal are two countries facing challenges when it comes to foreign labor
'Considering the current climate of impunity and growing reports of harassment and red-tagging, cases of mistaken identity raise doubts and fears,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The public threats 'will weaken the works and influence of human rights defenders... who continue to challenge all forms of injustices and hold people in authority to account,' according to the Commission on Human Rights
The Commission on Human Rights reminds the government that branding any group as a communist front without proper trial violates their constitutional guarantee of presumption of innocence
'It is only through greater transparency that we can ascertain the truth behind the circumstances leading to these killings,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The killings are 'the handiwork of vicious butchers and men in uniform intoxicated by power,' says Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay
The Commission on Human Rights opposes the plan of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to release a drug list in time for the May 2019 elections
'The goal of prisons should be to reform persons deprived of liberty, to uphold human dignity while being accountable for their faults,' CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says
Protesters accuse the government of mismanaging their economy and call on President Omar al-Bashir to step down
'Collected evidence seems to suggest that the perpetrators of rapes in the Bentiu area are men who have the opportunity to come and go at ease within [Sudanese People's Liberation Army],' the report says
CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss what the future holds for the Philippines as a non-member of the International Criminal Court
Karapatan says NDF consultant Randy Malayao and other victims of past killings are 'no doubt targeted because of their advocacies on people’s rights and for just and lasting peace'
An SWS survey shows majority of those who disagree with jailing minors say minors should be instead placed under the custody of the social welfare department or its local counterparts
Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
'If we’re going to be bringing up children inside a kulungan (prison), what kind of future do we expect?” asks Christine Sevilla of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates
The Commission on Human Rights says the government should not place the burden on children 'for the failures of institutions meant to protect them'
The Commission on Human Rights reiterates it opposes the measure, saying crime syndicates and persons who exploit children should be the one punished instead
'The police must acknowledge and recognize that the mere act of profiling already prejudices and discriminates against the members of the concerned groups,' says CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia
The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist
The Commission on Human Rights' probe scrutinizes giant companies like Shell and ExxonMobil and their impact on climate change
The Commission on Human Rights says the government can 'quell any threats without the need to invoke the extraordinary powers of martial law'
The freedom park is named after the late senator Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno – the father of human rights advocacy in the Philippines
'The quote is a work of fiction,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon
The Commission on Human Rights says there must be accountability for all of the other deaths under President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign
President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will form sparrow units is a 'declaration of open season against rebels, leftists, civilians, and critics of the government,' according to Human Rights Watch
Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch says tapping groups like Alsa Masa for grassroots intelligence gathering 'will worsen the human rights calamity' in the Philippines
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(UPDATED) Human rights groups call on the government to 'act with urgency' in addressing the rising violence against human rights defenders
The Commission on Human Rights condemns the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a Manila cop in exchange for the release of her parents arrested for illegal drugs