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Duterte can't void ratification of Rome Statute over non-publication – CenterLaw

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:36 PM

The Center for International Law says President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the Philippines was misled into joining the International Criminal Court is 'erroneous'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque on the sidelines of the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Harry Roque headed to Marawi for cases vs Maute group

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he will go to Marawi City to gather information on cases that can be filed against Maute group members for violation of international humanitarian law

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

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Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

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EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

DRUG WAR'S TOLL. Three suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 dead after NPA attacks soldiers in Agusan del Norte

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The incident is a violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law the military says

Why international humanitarian law compliance should be universal

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:05 PM

In celebrating the International Humanitarian Law Day we must be ever mindful of what those laws mean and why they matter in modern society

Saudi coalition, Huthis violate rights in Yemen – UN report

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The actions amount to violations of international humanitarian law according to the report by a panel of experts

YOUNG CASUALTY. The grave of Yemeni child Bilal al-Asadi, who was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike that hit his family's house, is shown on International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression, in Yemen, June 4, 2016. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

NPA claims seizing 74 firearms from Comval mayor

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The NPA punished Mayor Brillantes for his overt participation in the commission of various crimes against the people in the furtherance of his economic and political interest in Monkayo an NPA spokesperson says

File photo by Karlos Manlupig

NPA to release all POWs as Christmas 'gifts'

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:28 AM

A spokesman for the National Democratic Front says at least 8 soldiers and cops will be released as a gesture of solidarity

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NDF: Civilian victims in Agusan ambush ‘most unfortunate’

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:29 PM

The National Democratic Front says it is ready to indemnify the civilian victims of the New People s Army ambush in Agusan del Norte on November 30

Arrested or abducted? 2 UP alumni held in Nueva Ecija

Aug 11, 2014 - 5:10 PM

The military says they were going to arrest Ely Taray who allegedly has links with the NPA Instead they found Guiller Cadano and Gerald Salonga in his house with firearms hand grenades subversive documents

STILL MISSING: University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan were also allegedly abducted in Nueva Ecija in 2006. File photo by Mark Demayo

No peace yet for Manobo tribe

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:25 AM

UPDATED Peace remains a dream for the members of the Manobo tribe in Davao del Norte who are caught in the crossfire of hostilities between government forces and communist rebels

72 NPA members surrender in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 28, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The rebel returnees include 13 minors which the AFP says violates the international humanitarian law

GUNS FOR PEACE. photo by bobby lagsa

CHR denounces NPA's use of landmines

Mar 04, 2014 - 5:27 PM

I call on the NPA to stand for the agreements set forth in the landmine accord and cease to persist with the impunity of landmine use says CHR chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales

Arrest warrants out vs Misuari, Malik, 2 others

Oct 09, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The bloody Zamboanga siege began one month ago today October 9

ARRESTED: Military arrests 2 MNLF fighters on Day 8 of crisis. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Law schools battle it out at humanitarian law debate

Sep 03, 2012 - 1:29 PM

12 law schools will vie for the top spot in the International Humanitarian Law debate