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CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit says the Philippines 'must change course guided by the human rights-based approach to democratic governance'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the 'killings have been widespread and systematic – and they are ongoing'
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report on Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 pm Manila time
The World Organization Against Torture and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center say the number is 'a minimum' as families are often too afraid to report or testify
Taliban also denies that its weapons were given by Russia
Police still refuse to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights while some families signify that they will probably file cases after the Duterte administration
(UPDATED) The experts also call on the International Criminal Court to 'expedite and prioritize the completion of its preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines'
The fighting ended with an armistice that was never replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and the two Koreas still technically at war
The parade is held despite a ban on mass gatherings remaining in place. Russia has the third largest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.
'If you are performatively hashtagging about the murders of Michael, Breonna, and Trayvon, you cannot congratulate the murders of Kian, Jefferson, Carl, and over 20,000 other Filipinos'
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to get tips on drug suspects through a Facebook page. Amnesty International Philippines hits the 'dangerous' move.
The talks are called for by Egypt, a key supporter of the Tripoli government's archfoe, eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar
Putin has blamed the Western powers and Poland in particular for World War II, pointing to various treaties signed with Nazi Germany before the conflict began in 1939
The event would have featured a screening of the 'Star Wars' film set to a live performance of its iconic score by John Williams
Cavite police say the suspect shot at a cop and resisted arrest
Chinese official Zhu Guangyao acknowledges that the current status of the US-China relationship is 'very unsatisfactory,' but 'both sides should work together'
10 bases honoring generals from the secessionist South, which lost the Civil War and its struggle to preserve slavery, are in the spotlight
The Duterte administration 'fully rejects' findings of the UN human rights office that government actions are shrinking civic space for legitimate dissent and leading to serious abuses
(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police earns praise from President Duterte for the buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of 3 suspects, including a Chinese
This is noteworthy because to open a formal investigation, where summonses and arrest orders can be issued, the ICC must establish that the Philippines is unable or unwilling to investigate on its own
United Nations Human Rights Office says 'police repeatedly recovered guns bearing the same serial numbers from different victims in different locations'
Widespread killings and abuses 'suggest that [Duterte]'s public comments may have incited violence and may have had the effect of encouraging, backing, or even ordering human rights violations with impunity'
Duterte's focus on 'real and inflated' security threats leads to serious rights violations – U.N. report
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Office says human rights violations in the Philippines have been 'reinforced by harmful rhetoric from high-level officials,' some rising 'to the level of incitement to violence'
The report by the United Nations says the Duterte goverment's 'heavy-handed' focus on national security threats has led to serious human rights abuses
'This will be coordinated with each country individually,' says Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov
(UPDATED) The 'harmful consequences' of the anti-drug campaign go beyond bloody raids, says Human Rights Watch. Children who lose a loved one are left deeply scarred.
'According to experts, the peak can be considered passed,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin
Duterte and former police chief Bato dela Rosa have created a monster force – one that will make Hitler proud
The People's Bank of China says Fitch Bohua will be able to conduct ratings in China's interbank bond market, marking a further step in opening the industry
The list of goods includes medical disinfectant, rare-earth metal ores, and some silicon wafers used in the electronics industry
In Berlin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges nations to remember how they joined forces to fight the tyranny of Nazism and says the same unity is needed now to defeat the coronavirus
After trading barbs over the origin of the coronavirus, the United States and China agree 'good progress' is being made on their phase one trade deal
New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi is set to direct a new 'Star Wars' film and write it alongside '1917' screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Investors are rattled as the Trump administration steps up its criticism of China over the coronavirus
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 coalition demands an end to any escalatory actions and calls for return to the agreement by the participating parties,' says the Saudi-led military coalition in war-torn Yemen
Philip Kahn is not the only person to die from the new coronavirus after losing a sibling to the 1918-19 Spanish flu
Hollywood reports say that the upcoming TV series for Disney+ will be a 'female-driven action thriller' with martial arts elements set in an alternate 'Star Wars' timeline
Victims of cartel hitmen or corrupt authorities often disappear without a trace. A wave of violence since 2006 has left more than 60,000 missing.
If the ceasefire does hold, it would be the first breakthrough since the warring parties agreed to a UN-brokered truce in the port city of Hodeida during talks in Sweden in late 2018
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
The British actor and dialect coach died two days after he was diagnosed with the disease
In the 2nd and final part of the 'War on the Law' podcast, we take a look at the evolving definition of warrantless arrests under the Department of Justice
Concerns are mounting that conditions of the initial deal between the United States and China cannot be met as the coronavirus threatens the world economy
UNICEF also says close to 5,000 children were recruited into the fighting
'It is my job to scare people, to intimidate people, and to kill people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech before local officials