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Duterte gov't says human rights lawyers don't need SC protection order

May 09, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida also tells the Supreme Court that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be impleaded in the writ of amparo

PROTECTIVE WRITS. The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) run to the Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, to ask for a Writ of Amparo and a Writ of Habeas Data citing threats from the military. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Missing Chinese rights lawyer returns home but 'still not free' – wife

Mar 04, 2019 - 11:10 AM

'After not seeing each other for 6 years, we were finally able to talk and video chat,' Jin Bianling, wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, tells AFP

This handout video frame grab taken and released by Changsha Intermediate People's Court on August 22, 2017 shows Chinese rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (C) appearing in court in Changsha in China's central Hunan province. A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer whose case has drawn international concerns confessed to charges of "inciting subversion of state power" on August 22 in what Amnesty International dubbed a "sham trial". Handout / Changsha Intermediate People's Court / AFP

[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:05 AM

To the children of Ben, I can assure you that wherever you go from now on, once people know that you are the children of Ben and Yesha Ramos, you will be looked up to, admired

Duterte blasts communists: Why would I kill a lawyer?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'Napaka-small time ko naman. Why would I assassinate him?' says President Rodrigo Duterte days after human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Region 10 beneficiaries held at the USTP Gymnasium, Claro M. Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on October 31, 2018. Malacañang photo

Leila de Lima: From high-flying lawyer to rights crusader

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:15 AM

I will have to destroy her in public said President Duterte in August last year then proceeded to build a case alleging she was one of the nation s biggest drug traffickers

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Meet Lascañas' battle-tested FLAG lawyers

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Jose Manuel Diokno Arno Sanidad and Alexander Padilla have taken up the case of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas who is linking President Duterte to death squad killings

HUMAN RIGHTS. The Free Legal Assistance Group is a human rights lawyers organization committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and civil liberties. Photo from FLAG Blogspot

Lawyers, human rights defenders, advocates back Leni Robredo

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:01 PM

To champion her is to elevate our shared aspirations for gender equality peace and sustainable development the group says

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Olongapo slay victim's family taps human rights lawyer

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Lawyer Harry Roque is among the lawyers who questioned the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed between the Philippines and the United States in April