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Powering through a crisis: Defending human rights under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst

EXPLAINER: What is the value of Belgium tribunal’s guilty verdict on Duterte?

Sep 20, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'

NUPL: Justice finally catches up with the 'Butcher' Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:03 PM

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

JOVITO PALPARAN. A Bulacan court affirms the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges against retired military general Jovito Palparan, Rappler file photo

Palparan conviction sends strong signal to human rights abusers – CHR

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) It's a triumph of strong will, says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Int'l coalition calls for 'decisive actions' against drug war killings in PH

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:17 PM

More than 200 non-governmental organizations also urge ASEAN to end its silence on human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

Ejk victims light thousand of candles on all souls day to call for end to state violence. Photos by Maria Tan

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to relay concern over drug war killings to Duterte

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James McGovern, co-chairs of the United States Congress' Human Rights Commission, says human rights violations should not be the consequences of the Philippines' war on drugs

No extrajudicial killings in PH? World 'not fooled,' says HRW

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Human Rights Watch says the Philippine government is limiting its definition of extrajudicial killings to avoid responsibility for the thousands of deaths linked to the drug war

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme

Binay to Duterte: ‘I’m not afraid of you’

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also tells Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that his days are numbered as the law will soon catch up with him

NOT SCARED. Vice President Jejomar Binay says Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not a threat to him. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Court denies bail for Palparan's co-accused

Jul 26, 2013 - 4:31 PM

The court says the prosecution has so far presented evidence of guilt against the two

Soldiers showed 'gross irresponsibility' - CHR

Oct 23, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Commission on Human Rights and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples conduct separate probes on the October 18 killing of a B laan family

Military records in Jonas Burgos case are secret - Court

Apr 18, 2012 - 5:04 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds military secrecy in the Jonas Burgos disappearance case