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Philippines to UN rights council: Panel to look into deaths in anti-drug operations

The Philippine government has created an inter-agency panel to investigate killings under the Duterte administration’s brutal drug war, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told the United Nations Human Rights Council......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

U.N. rights chief: Deaths in PH anti-drug operations a ‘most serious concern’

MANILA, Philippines – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 24, expressed concern over the “extraordinarily high number of deaths” in the Philippines in the context of President Rodrigo Duterte’s continuing anti-illegal drugs campaign.  "Even the officially confirmed number ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

DILG s new anti-drug info system excludes data on killings

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government soft-launched its Anti-Illegal Drugs Information System (AIDIS), which aims to consolidate all government data, but excludes figures of deaths in anti-drug operations. The agency will leave this figure to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which counted  5,526 deaths in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Cayetano: Government intends to protect human life with drug war

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said that the government's anti-drug campaign "is not a war on life," even as human rights groups report around 27,000 kills related to the government drive. (READ:  Duterte gov't tally: Drug war deaths top 5,500 before SONA 2019 ) "The anti-drug campaign , or the drug war as we call it, is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 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

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

Iceland ‘di naiintindihan ang problema sa Pinas vs iligal na droga – PDU30

Manila, Philippines – Binatikos ni Pangulong Duterte ang bansang Iceland na naghain ng resolusyon sa United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) para imbestigahan ang extra-judicial killings sa Pilipinas patungkol sa anti-drug war ng Duterte administration. Sa kanyang talumpati kagabi, sinabi ng Pangulo na hindi naiintindihan ng Iceland ang problema ng Pilipinas sa iligal na droga, […] The post Iceland ‘di naiintindihan ang problema sa Pinas vs iligal na droga – PDU30 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 13th, 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

Iceland calls for U.N. action vs drug war killings in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Iceland on Thursday. July 4, filed a draft resolution that will push the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to call for concrete actions against the rising number of killings in the Philippines, including those under the violent anti-illegal drug campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

Duterte to Gem-Ver fishermen: Incident not worth going to war for | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte to Gem-Ver fishermen: 'Sorry, that's how it is' Del Rosario donates P500,000 to PH fishermen sunk by China 'Bikoy' no longer under PNP protection Filipino arrested in U.S. for illegally recruiting OFWs U.N. rights chief: Deaths in PH anti-drug operations a ‘most serious concern’ Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

UN rights chief closely monitoring situation in Philippines

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is closely following the situation of human rights in the Philippines, its chief, Michelle Bachelet, said as she noted the high number of deaths in the government’s anti-drug campaign as well as attacks against rights defenders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Drug war victims’ kin want gov t-NDF panel to probe deaths

MANILA, Philippines – Families of victims of drug-related killings on Tuesday submitted human rights violation cases against the Philippine government for re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Double Barrel leaves 2,028 dead

MANILA, Philippines - Despite mounting criticism, the number of deaths in the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s anti-drug operations called “Oplan Double Ba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

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

UN: Philippines anti-drug, security measures violate rights

The Duterte administration’s heavy-handed focus on countering national security threats and illegal drugs – exacerbated by harmful rhetoric from top officials – has resulted in serious human rights violations in the country, the United Nations Human Rights Office said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from Drug War

May 27, 2020 Video Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from 'Drug War'UN Human Rights Council Should Promote Justice for Killings(Manila) - Thousands of children in the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

UN asked to investigate deaths of environmental defenders

The Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines urged members of the 43rd UN Human Rights Council to establish a “commission of inquiry” following reports that 157 “environmental defenders” have been killed, 11 in enforced disappearances, and 106 arrested on trumped-up charges under the Duterte government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 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