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Atty Ben committed his life to building the resources and infrastructure necessary to empower farmers. He believed in farmers.
'This case against Rappler is a clear assault on press freedom in the Philippines and part of the Duterte government’s attempt to evade scrutiny and accountability,' says Human Rights Watch
'Rather, we want to ensure that China act responsibly and fairly in support of security and prosperity in each of our two countries,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
'Napaka-small time ko naman. Why would I assassinate him?' says President Rodrigo Duterte days after human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of US-led air strikes since Monday, November 5, have killed 48 jihadists, including during two ISIS assaults on oilfields north of the Hajin enclave
(UPDATED) Human rights groups call on the government to 'act with urgency' in addressing the rising violence against human rights defenders
The New York-based organization made the call after the Central Visayas police chief said hitmen in EJKs might be retired or active cops
According to estimates, as many as one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being kept in extrajudicial detention in China's fractious far western Xinjiang region
The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 14 civilians and 9 ISIS jihadists were killed Saturday, November 3, in coalition air strikes in Hajin and the nearby towns of Sousa and Al-Shaafa.
Korean Association for Human Rights Studies says the 'preposterous' report was a part of political scheme fabricated by the hostile forces to 'tarnish the image' of North Korea
EU chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels Roeland van de Geer has been recalled to discuss the situation in the country
'Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed, and widely tolerated secret,' says Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth
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
Does Chel Diokno have it in him to convince the tougher judge – the Filipino voter?
'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders
CHR's regional office in Bacolod City sends a fact-finding team 'to find out the truth in the incident towards ascertaining accountabilities'
The crackdown 'has swept up refugees and asylum seekers, sent young children into horrid, prison-like conditions, and appears to have clear aspects of racial profiling against South Asians and Africans,' says Human Right Watch Asia Director Brad Adams
The Commission on Human Rights points out that the reelection of the Philippines was 'expected because the Asian group fielded as many candidates as there were seats in the Human Rights Council'
The Social Weather Stations survey also shows that teachers are the most trusted to have true respect for human rights
The author believes human rights and dignity would suffer if artifiical intelligence is given personhood under the law for a number of a reasons
PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on October 16 at Jerome's Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
'Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte's unrelenting war against illegal drugs,' says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The Philippines is among the nations elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council
'We won!' says the Department of Foreign Affairs, noting that its delegation to the United Nations is led by incoming foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
United Nations Director to Human Rights Watch Louis Charbonneau calls on other UN member countries to show outrage against drug war-related killings by keeping the Philippines 'off the council'
The Malaysian government has decided to scrap capital punishment because there has been strong domestic opposition to the practice
The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards
One of the survivors of the Barangay Malubog killings is under the custody of the Commission on Human Rights-Region 7
The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus
(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights says the 'blanket act of red-tagging' of the youth may give the military license to infringe on freedoms and rights but Malacañang thinks otherwise
'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong
Human rights groups and Western governments have criticised Russia's air war in Syria saying it bombs indiscriminately and targets civilian infrastructure
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
'Hindi tama na gawing paksa ng biro ang pagkamatay ng libu-libong Pilipino na patuloy na humihingi ng hustisya,' says CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia
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 arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sends a chilling effect among other critics of the Duterte administration, says Human Rights Watch
'If they have more money, the Commission on Human Rights will perform more than what they are able to do now in so far as the investigations of cases are concerned,' House Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairperson Raul del Mar says
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
'We will continue to tell the story despite the fake news and the post-truth arguments because it's important that the future generations are made aware of what really happened during Martial Law,' CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon says
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
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(UPDATED) The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf
Many head home after a deal is reached between Russia and rebel supporter Turkey to create a demilitarized buffer zone along the front line, as the first step in a wider settlement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
'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
The court finds the former army general Jovito Palparan, who was nicknamed 'berdugo' (The Butcher), guilty of kidnapping and illegal detention of UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan
The conviction of retired army major general Jovito Palparan sends a message that 'rightful retribution will come in time' against human rights violators, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers says
Mother of disappeared UP student Sherlyn Cadapan speaks of her politicization in the 8 years since her daughter's disappearance. Even after Jovito Palparan's conviction, she hopes her daughter is alive.
(UPDATED) It's a triumph of strong will, says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon