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EU reminds Philippines of pledge to ensure accountability for rights abuses after Calabarzon killings

In a statement Wednesday night, the EU delegation said it welcomed the government’s move to investigate the killings of nine individuals by the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on March 7......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 11th, 2021

Philippines slams UN body’s ‘overreach’ on killings

The Philippine mission to the United Nations in Geneva has defended joint police and military operations against activists in Calabarzon on Sunday, saying it was ”appalled” at the UN human rights office for prejudging the raids......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

DOJ, UNHRC hold 3-day summit

The Department of Justice has partnered with the United Nations Human Rights Council for the Philippines to hold a three-day human rights summit to strengthen measures against extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Philippines included in UN ‘list of shame’ for refusing to condemn Iran rights abuses

"It would call on Iran to ensure that no one is subjected to torture — or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment — and to end the widespread and systematic use of arbitrary arrests and detention, including the practice of enforced disappearance," the statement added. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Why rights groups shun government-led ‘independent probe on rights abuses’ in the Philippines

Time and again, human rights organizations have called for independent investigation of mounting cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arrests and filing of trumped-up cases, to name a few. The post Why rights groups shun government-led ‘independent probe on rights abuses’ in the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

UN rights chief calls for end to policies, rhetoric that lead to abuses and killings in Philippines

In her opening statement at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Bachelet called for the upholding of human rights principles, norms and actions that she said will bring better social, economic and political stability......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Possible ICC probe a blow vs impunity in drug war killings — rights groups

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, has asked the court for permission to proceed with an investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Lawyers, rights agency weigh in on Absalon case

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday called for accountability following the deaths of football player Keith Absalon and his cousin Nolven at the hands of communist rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

CHR obtains list of & lsquo;rights abuses& rsquo; by communists

The Commission on Human Rights has been asked to investigate the 1,506 atrocities and International Humanitarian Law violations committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), collectively known as communist terrorist group (CTG), from 2010-2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Delay on the cases of Bloody Sunday victims, an injustice – rights group

Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay lamented that the justice department's task force is not doing enough to resolve the extrajudicial killings in Calabarzon. The post Delay on the cases of Bloody Sunday victims, an injustice – rights group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Investigate PH: The world needs to act now on Duterte gov’t’s rights abuses

Global independent probe on rights abuses in the Philippines launched, announced 3 reports for submission to UN human rights body......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Rights groups call for international fact-finding into killings of activists, rights defenders

In a statement Thursday, seven human rights organizations condemned the recent killing of nine activists in Calabarzon, which they said “highlighted the continuous attacks against the government’s critics.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

PH sa pahayag human rights body sa Calabarzon raid: Walang basehan, hindi patas

MANILA, Philippines – Muling umapela ang Malakanyang, Lunes, sa United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) na ihinto na ang agarang paghuhusga sa mga insidente sa Pilipinas nang hindi inaalam ang mga datos. Sa pagsasalita sa 46th UNHRC Session sa Geneva, Switzerland, nakaaalarma sa publiko at nagmamaliit […] The post PH sa pahayag human rights body sa Calabarzon raid: Walang basehan, hindi patas appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Mass killing of civilians in the Philippines appalls United Nations

“We are deeply worried that these latest killings indicate an escalation in violence, intimidation and harassment and red tagging of human rights defenders.” -- UN The post Mass killing of civilians in the Philippines appalls United Nations appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

4 other victims of 'BloodySunday killings identified

Human rights group Karapatan Timog Katagalugan said Dumagat Sierra Madre members Puroy dela Cruz and Randy dela Cruz were shot dead by the police in Sitio Mina, Barangay Sta. Inez, Tanay, Rizal. Urban poor activists Abner Esto and Edward Esto were also killed by the police in sitio Macaingalan, Barangay Puray, Rodriguez, Rizal as part of the Conduct of Simultaneous Implementation of Search Warrants dubbed COPLAN ASVAL by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines across four provinces last March 7. The post 4 other victims of #BloodySunday killings identified appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Tokhang against leftists in Cordillera could spur more abuses — Makabayan bloc

"[This] could open the floodgates for another wave of widespread rights violations and extrajudicial killings," the Makabayan bloc said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Human rights watchdog to Philippines: Let in international probers

An international rights organization dared the Philippine government to let international probers look at drug war killings in the country after Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted to the United Nations that authorities failed to follow protocols in drug cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

EU calls on Philippines to address EJKs

The European Union has called on the Philippines to address extrajudicial killings and improve governance in the context of promoting human rights and holding violators accountable as part of their new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Global groups launch independent probe into alleged rights abuses

The Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines or Investigate PH was launched in Asia Pacific Thursday, marking the start of probes into rights abuses in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

World church leaders denounce rights violations in the Philippines, echo the call to 'Stop the Killings'

World church leaders in the Convocation denounced the worsening rights situation in the Philippines and raised alarm on the violations experienced by rights defenders and organizations......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Coalition formed to look into alleged abuses, update UN rights panel on Philippine situation

A commission composed of civil society groups scattered across the globe has been formed to conduct an inquiry into the human rights violations in the Philippines in response to what they characterize as the severe escalation of abuses in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020