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Not a criminal probe: UN drug war reso only seeks rights review

Human rights groups in the Philippines and abroad hailed the adoption of a resolution for the United Nations to review the thousands of alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, calling it a critical step toward accountability......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review?

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration has been on the defensive since the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution seeking actions against the killings carried out under the war on drugs. The reactions, so far, have been consistent with President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Philippines Threatens to Cut Ties with Iceland Over UN Probe

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is considering cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland for leading a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Council investigate his brutal anti-drug.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Philippines Threatens to Cut Ties with Iceland Over UN Probe

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is considering cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland for leading a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Council investigate his brutal anti-drug.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

TURNING POINT: Funny and Panicky

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 July) – In a vote 18 in favour, 14 against, and 15 abstention, the UN Human Rights Council decided to probe on the alleged human rights violations in the Philippines in the advent of the Duterte campaign to end the drug menace. The PNP reported 6,600 deaths related to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Will the Philippines quit UN rights body?

Following the adoption of a resolution for a review of the Philippine government's drug war, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. hinted at a possible withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Philippines, not U.N., should probe drug war – Lacson

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Philippines, not the United Nations, should prepare a comprehensive report into the rising number of killings in the government's anti-illegal drug campaign. After the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution to look into drug war killings in the Philippines, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Locsin on UNHRC human rights reso

Many readers are asking what Foreign Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. actually said after the UN Human Rights Council adopted on July 11 by a vote of 18 in favor, 14 against, and 15 abstentions, a resolution filed by Iceland for a review of the Philippine human rights situation. Here it is, minus two paragraphs that we deleted for lack of space.).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

No probe allowed based on Iceland resolution – DFA

It’s final. The Duterte administration will not allow investigation of alleged drug-related killings in the country laid down in a recently approved United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Government condemns UN rights review

The international community does not understand the illegal drug problem in the Philippines and should keep its hands off the way the government is addressing the scourge, President Duterte and other administration officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

UN rights council votes to probe Philippine drug killings

THE United Nations has approved a resolution to investigate President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs that has killed thousands......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

UN Launches Probe on Philippines Drug War Deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to launch an investigation into the alleged killings of tens of thousands of Filipinos during the government's war on drugs.The measure, put.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

UN Launches Probe on Philippines Drug War Deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to launch an investigation into the alleged killings of tens of thousands of Filipinos during the government's war on drugs.The measure, put.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

UN rights council votes to review Philippine killings

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday narrowly approved a resolution mandating a “comprehensive” international review of the Philippines’ drug war, which has killed thousands of people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH

LATEST STORIES Commentary Special Reports Multimedia Special Sections About Bulatlat You Are Here: Home ? 2019 ? July ? 11 ? UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH Ronalyn V. Olea July 11, 2019 0 Comment extrajudicial killings in the Philippines UN Human Rights Council adopts the Iceland’s resolution to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines. MANILA — In a historic decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted July 11 the Iceland’s resolution to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines. During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from voting. The resolution urges the Philippine government to take all necessary measures to prevent extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, to carry out impartial investigations and to hold the perpetrators accountable in accordance with international norms and standards. Human rights groups in the Philippines applauded the decision. Karapatan said the resolution “is a significant step towards accountability.” “This is not the end-all, be-all of our efforts to exact accountability, but we take it as a critical start. This is a decision on the side of justice,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay. Thousands have been killed in Duterte’s “war on drugs. Karapatan data revealed there have been 145 human rights defenders killed. Since 2001, Karapatan has lost 60 of their colleagues in the line of duty. “This systematic and state-perpetrated butchering of the Filipino people has reached international concern, and the clamor for change will only echo louder from here on." The post UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

UN rights council to vote on PH drug war text

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council was due to vote on Thursday on a resolution mandating a “comprehensive” international review of the Philippines drug war, which watchdogs say has killed…READ The post UN rights council to vote on PH drug war text appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

UN rights council adopts resolution on Philippines drug war killings

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt a resolution mandating a "comprehensive" international review of the Philippine government's drug war. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Calls for UN probe of drug war hit

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), the country’s drug policymaking body, has denounced calls to have the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) probe the administration’s war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Execution rampant in drug war; UN probe needed – AI

Extrajudicial killings related to the government’s anti-drug campaign continue to occur, destroying lives and devastating communities, rights group Amnesty International said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

Philippine rights defenders support Iceland’s call for external probe into drug war killings

A group of Philippine rights defenders on Saturday backed Iceland’s draft resolution that will prod the United Nations Human Rights Council to call for actions on the alleged human rights violations in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

Palace to countries seeking probe: Respect Philippines sovereignty

Malacañang again dismissed allegations that President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs violates human rights in light of reports that over two dozen countries have called for a United Nations investigation into the drug-related killings in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019