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Grave violations : Bachelet presents report on Philippines to UN rights council

“Findings of the report were very serious. Law and policies countering national security threats and illegal drugs have been crafted and implemented in ways that severely impact human rights,” Bachelet said as she formally presented her office’s report on the situation in the Philippines to the UN Human Rights Council during its 44th session......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

China, Russia disagree with UN rights chief s report on Philippines

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented her office’s report detailing “serious” human rights violations in the Philippines, including extrajudicial killings, to the UN Human Rights Council during its 44th session Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Groups urge UN rights council to deliver strong resolution on Philippines

In a joint statement, Karapatan and international monitor CIVICUS said Bachelet’s report underscored that the country’s “once-vibrant and open tradition of civil society activism is under serious threat.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

UN experts call anew for independent probe on rights violations in PH

“The human rights situation in the Philippines has now reached a level of gravity requiring a robust intervention by the UN. The Human Rights Council must do everything in its power to prevent the continuation of widespread and systematic human rights abuses against the Philippines people.” The post UN experts call anew for independent probe on rights violations in PH appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Int l rights watchdogs call on UN to launch investigative body for EJKs in Philippines 

Two international watchdogs on Thursday called on the United Nations to establish an independent investigative body for the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines following an explosive report released by its Human Rights Council (OHCHR). .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

UN report cites impunity for human rights violations in the Philippines

The report noted that while many of the human rights concerns it has documented are long-standing, however, it has become intense in recent years adding that the killing of alleged drug suspects has become widespread and systematic as well as the killing of numerous human rights defenders. Related article: ‘Anti-Terror Bill worrying’ – UN report By ANNE… The post UN report cites impunity for human rights violations in the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Labeling dissent as rebellion institutionalized, normalized in Philippines — UN report

“People who disagree with government policies and criticize them including in international fora, should not be vilified as terrorist sympathizers,” UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary gr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Government resumes loans, grants from countries backing UN probe

he Philippines has lifted the suspension of talks and signing of grant and loan deals with countries that backed the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for a comprehensive report on President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. ?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

Philippines calls for prudence on rights allegations

The Philippines has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to reassess baseless claims made against the government on the alleged impunity and human rights violations and exercise due diligence in dealing with terrorist groups masquerading as human rights defenders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Philippines tells UN: No rights violations in drug war

A Philippine delegation raced against time to turn the tide in favor of President Duterte as the administration presented last night its stand on human rights before the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, High Level Segment in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Legal experts call for sanctions on human rights abuses vs journalists

MANILA, Philippines – Amid attacks against journalists across the world, a legal panel on media freedom recommended in a report  drafted by Amal Clooney that governments and multinational institutions impose sanctions on human rights violations against journalists. The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom published their report on Thursday, February 13, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Worldwide lawyers’ group backs charges vs Duterte in international courts

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) supports the case filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte and the UN Human Rights Council resolution seeking to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines. It vowed to support the filing of other suits against Duterte “for violations of international human rights law.” The post Worldwide lawyers’ group backs charges vs Duterte in international courts appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

UN Human Rights Experts Laud PH’s Milestones in Crucial Fronts

There is sad irony at the United Nations in Geneva! While a handful of Filipino-led nongovernment organizations have once again taken to vilifying the Philippines at the ongoing 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, with rehashed allegations of human rights violations against the Duterte administration, no less than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

U.N. report on attacks vs PH rights groups is shoddy work – Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday, September 23, tossed aside a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which cited the Philippines among countries where  human rights defenders working with the international body have been subjected to attacks. "The UNHRC (UN Human Rights Council) report reads like it was written by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Palasyo ‘walang paki’ sa hinalang paninira ng CPP-NPA-NDF sa Global community

WALANG balak ang Palasyo na paim­bestiga­han ang koneksiyon ng Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) sa resolusyon ng Iceland laban sa human rights violations sa ilalim ng adminis­trasyong Duterte na sinusugan ng United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, hahayaan na lamang ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJul 17th, 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

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

[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines

The denouement of the United Nations Human Rights Council vote instructing its High Commissioner to “prepare a comprehensive written report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines” was as ridiculous as the vote was significant. President Rodrigo Duterte was left uttering his most nonsensical remarks ever , saying that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

France, UK draw Locsin’s ire on rights probe

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. yesterday criticized France and the United Kingdom for supporting a draft United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for an investigation on alleged massive human rights violations in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 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