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Rights watchdog hits PNP for undercounting drug war killings under Marcos

"Not only has the violence continued, but Marcos also made clear that he is not going to undertake a policy change regarding illegal drugs. In September, he said he wanted to focus on rehabilitation, but there is no evidence that the authorities have done anything to make such a shift.".....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 18th, 2022

Nothing s changed : Watchdog says drug war killings continue under Marcos

HRW said there was no letup in ‘drug war’ killings and the needed reforms have not been made to existing drug rehabilitation programs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2023

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

CHR ready to assist Marcos should it cooperate with ICC over drug war probe

Instead of hostility, the Commission on Human Rights invited the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to see the International Criminal Court's decision to reopen the "drug war" probe as an opportunity to ensure accountability......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

On Human Rights Day, rights group assails zero justice for killings, rights violations under Marcos Jr.

"Despite these sordid figures, there has been zero justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings. The culture of impunity continues to rear its ugly head." The post On Human Rights Day, rights group assails zero justice for killings, rights violations under Marcos Jr. appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 10th, 2022

Duterte drug war still hot topic as Marcos admin faces UN rights review

Remulla had already reported to the UNHRC that the Department of Justice-led review panel on "war on drugs" operations is still working and referred 302 incidents to the National Bureau of Investigation for case build-up. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2022

World body checks out holes in Phl HR record

Taking note of the government’s “refusal to cooperate with the international human rights mechanisms” and the ongoing investigations of EJKs by the International Criminal Court, the Committee prods the Philippines to put an end to EJKs of suspected drug offenders. It has recommended nine steps toward ending the killings. The post World body checks out holes in Phl HR record appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 13th, 2022

ICC help not needed in probing drug war – OSG

The Marcos administration has opted to sit out the counterarguments of the International Criminal Court’s prosecutors against the Philippines’ attempt to stop the investigation into the drug war killings during former president Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, the Office of the Solicitor General said yesterday, adding that they would instead wait for the ICC’s decision......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2022

UN still needs to scrutinize the Philippines

Has the human rights situation in the Philippines improved, as some United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) member states want to believe? Since Ferdinand Marcos Jr. became president two months ago, Philippine press reports about killings in the “war on drugs” seem to have decreased. Perhaps because the ever-volatile Rodrigo Duterte left office, there […] The post UN still needs to scrutinize the Philippines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2022

‘Marcos Jr.’s speech not for ordinary Filipinos’ – progressive groups

"Marcos Jr.'s top priorities are not in sync with what poor Filipinos need – lowering of prices of food and basic commodities, wage hike, contractualization, affordable housing, end to human rights violations and extra-judicial killings, and resumption of peace talks." The post ‘Marcos Jr.’s speech not for ordinary Filipinos’ – progressive groups appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 26th, 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION NA WALANG BASEHAN

PINABULAANAN kamakailan ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) ang mga alegas­yon ng human rights violations na inilabas ng Commission on Human Rights (CHR) at iba pang mga personalidad. Sa CHR Report on Investigated Killings in Relation to the Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign na lamang, ang sabi ng task force ay walang […] The post HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION NA WALANG BASEHAN appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 14th, 2022

Rights groups back kin of drug-related killings on ICC case

“We will be with them (in every) stage of the process; we will be with them until the end." The post Rights groups back kin of drug-related killings on ICC case appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

By Nick Cumming-Bruce/nytimes.com – The United Nations’ top human rights body voted on Thursday to examine thousands of alleged extrajudicial police killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, a campaign that rights groups around the world have denounced as a lawless atrocity. The United Nations’ Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

UN rights chief: Drug war review should lead to meaningful results

“I note steps taken by the government in its internal review of alleged police killings,” Michelle Bachelet said during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council’s 47th session Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

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

DOJ gains access to 61 drug war admin cases, but watchdog hits too slow development

Nearly five years into President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs", the Department of Justice has gained access to 61 administrative cases that the police's Internal Affairs Service is handling......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings

Among several others, the National Union of People’s Lawyers and the human rights watchdog Karapatan – which both have been red-tagged and whose members have become EJK victims – have welcomed the Supreme Court’s response, the Senate resolution and Drilon’s filing of the anti-redtagging bill. The post Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Kin of drug-related killings to Justice Sec. Guevarra: Domestic mechanisms have allowed impunity

Rise Up for Life and for Rights said that the initial findings of the inter-agency panel tasked to review the drug-related killings in the country only “proved the point in the cases of families whose loved ones have been killed – that they were killed in cold blood and that there was cover-up by the police and authorities, while the President cheered them on.” The post Kin of drug-related killings to Justice Sec. Guevarra: Domestic mechanisms have allowed impunity appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Watchdog seeks probe on killings, arrests of IPs in Panay

A human rights watchdog on Thursday called for a probe on the joint police and military operations in Panay that reportedly resulted in the killings of indigenous leaders and the arrest of more than a dozen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Human rights not in the way of drug war – PNP

The Philippine National Police yesterday dismissed the recent clamor of the United Nations’ human rights chief for the government to scrap policies in its war on illegal drug that led to killings and human rights violations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

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:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020