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‘Shouldn't we both be entitled to the same human rights that the Commission on Human Rights has vowed to protect?’ Garcia asks
Cebu artist Bambi Beltran is detained for 60 hours and faces up to 18 years in prison for a sarcastic Facebook post Mayor Edgar Labella called 'fake news.' He says it's nothing personal.
Bakit tila ang due process ay para sa mga kakampi lamang ng Duterte administration?
One activist is accused of having insulted President Abdelmadjid Tebboune by calling him 'illegitimate,' while another has criticized the 'injustice' of Algeria's judicial system
'Katherine was refused admission and care by 6 hospitals. She was declared dead on arrival by the time she arrived at the seventh hospital.'
Ronan Hughes faces extradition to Britain over a human smuggling case that saw 39 Vietnamese migrants discovered dead in a truck
Poorer nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America could see an additional 1.2 million infants die over the period
The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement call on lawmakers to consider rights-based governance as they draw up what a post-lockdown Philippines will look like
'The disabled Philippine economy largely depends upon OFW and immigrant remittances.... Thus, there’s no reason to treat these 'modern-day heroes' with insensitivity and overtaxation.
'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'
'The literature on what a post-lockdown world would look like is growing. Balik-Probinsya need not be our dystopian contribution.'
Bakit malaki ang papel ng pulis at militar laban sa coronavirus pandemic?
(UPDATED) The ban on elderly persons and pregnant women from using the MRT, LRT, and PNR would take effect when enhanced community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila
The new regulations lay out a method for cross-examining the accuser. This approach has previously been deemed too traumatizing for presumed victims.
We’re putting bisexuals in the spotlight! We talk to LGBT activist Vince Liban, who wants to debunk the many, many myths on being bi.
The Commission on Human Rights says the closure order sends a chilling effect on media and freedom of expression in the Philippines
(UPDATED) The order to shut down ABS-CBN is the latest in a string of attacks against media in the Philippines under the Duterte administration
'If you are a neighbor and you hear something that you gauge to be danger, then you have to call the authorities immediately'
Authorities say all the alleged shootout happened in the wee hours covered by the curfew imposed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the province
The human rights abuses reported during the lockdown stem from a culture of impunity that has dominated the country since the violent drug war began in 2016
The Philippines is among the 15 countries in state of emergency where allegations of police brutality have been ‘deemed most troubling’
(UPDATED) ‘We need a human rights- and evidence-based approach to dealing with this crisis,’ says the Commissioner on Aging and the Rights of Older Persons
'Shooting, detaining, or abusing someone for breaking a curfew because they are desperately searching for food is clearly an unacceptable and unlawful response,' UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says
'Internally displaced people are often highly vulnerable people living in crowded camps, emergency shelters, and informal settlements with little or no access to health care,' IDMC director Alexandra Bilak says in a statement
Employers should also provide mental health support for staff, ILO says
'If you are, or if you know someone is being abused within your homes or communities, reach out to us,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The rights group says the Department of the Interior and Local Government 'must exercise effective oversight over its personnel, investigate all reports of abuses, and hold officers committing rights violations accountable'
Ito ang serbisyo publiko na hatid ni Digong at ng pulisya: ang mang-aresto, mambrusko at manakot? We deserve better from this government.
'Instead, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility,' the statement says
Panamanian authorities decree in early April that men could only leave home to go shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with women allowed to do so on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
'Plans and programs to address this pandemic should be evidence-based and sensitive to culture, conflict, and context'
They say the government is 'misusing' COVID-19 laws on 'fake news' against critics
'If the use of force and firearms is unavoidable, then authorities must practice restraint,' says the Commission on Human Rights, which will conduct its own probe into the killing of Winston Ragos
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says: 'Civic space and press freedom are critical. Civil society organizations and the private sector have essential roles to play. And in all we do, let's never forget: The threat is the virus, not people.'
Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children
Lockdown measures and increased global recession are fueling increased tensions within families, and 'children are both victims and witnesses of domestic violence and abuse,' Guterres says
'My deepest resentment and indignation is reserved for scholars and self-proclaimed experts who spin and twist academic knowledge to legitimize and validate oppression'
With children staying home, and families in an economic bind, child-focused NGOs want the public and the government to be on the lookout
El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world
'Emergency measures may well be needed to respond to this public health emergency. But an emergency situation is not a blank check to disregard human rights obligations,' says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Wang Quanzhang has been detained since 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China as President Xi Jinping tightened his grip on power
The change also applies to women who have had sex with gay or bisexual men, as well as to people who have received a tattoo or piercing
Human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte's statement may lead to more abuses as Luzon remains in lockdown in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak
Of the total deaths, some 51 people were killed in shelling and air strikes by the Syrian regime, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
'A society that has been exposed to collective trauma will have to find itself carrying, hopefully, a shared learning of lessons of the past'
Emergency services receive multiple calls about a car traveling erratically at more than 160 kilometers per hour
'Tonight, the great Reverend Joseph E. Lowery transitioned from earth to eternity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,' the King Center in Atlanta says in a tweet
Abortion rights activists criticize the moves as an ideological maneuver and said abortions are not procedures that can simply be put on hold
Suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus empowers authorities to arrest and detain anyone without a court order. But we are not under martial law.