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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: thepinoy thepinoyJul 23rd, 2021

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

Closer scrutiny of human rights in the Phl

UN Special Rapporteur for extra-legal killings Agnes Callamard, speaking for several other special rapporteurs at another activity, recommended among others twin actions: for the Council to establish an on-the-ground international investigation into alleged HRVs in the Philippines, while continuing to monitor and report on the prevailing conditions; and for its member-states to “apply sanctions against Philippine government officials who [may be found] to have committed, have initiated or failed to investigate or prevent HRVs, including arbitrary killings.” The post Closer scrutiny of human rights in the Phl appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

At least 122 children killed in government’s drug war — report

In a report released ahead of the three-week session of the UN Human Rights Council, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Philippine-based Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center documented 122 killings of children—aged one to 17 years old—between July 2016 and December 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

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

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:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 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

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: 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

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

GENEVA Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine governments drug war that has left thousands dead, pointing in parti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

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

Over 300 rights groups press for accountability from Duterte, his men over killings

Human rights advocates and groups across the globe are pressing the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Human Rights Council to prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte, as they mark August as “a month of killings” for the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Philippines: Duterte’s administration should be held accountable for the killings of activists and human rights defenders

The Philippine Government must face international accountability for its widespread killing of activists and human rights defenders, and the grave human rights violations it has committed, seven human rights groups said in a statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

ICC probe into drug war can proceed without government cooperation – lawyer

With the Duterte administration vowing not to cooperate, it will be challenging for the International Criminal Court to investigate the alleged crimes against humanity committed during the course of the “war on drugs” in the Philippines, but a human rights lawyer said that hurdle can be conquered......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Duterte will face only Philippine courts on drug deaths

President Duterte has expressed readiness to defend himself against allegations linking him to extrajudicial killings, but only before a Philippine court, saying he cannot expect justice from the International Criminal Court......»»

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

EDITORIAL - Opening the records

It was hailed as a “significant milestone” in the struggle for accountability in the Duterte administration’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs: the Philippine National Police would share its records on drug war killings with the Department of Justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Philippines vote on UN probe into Gaza conflict won t affect ties with Israel — Palace

The Israeli foreign ministry recently summoned Philippine ambassador to Tel Aviv Macairog Alberto to seek clarification on the Philippines' vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Southeast Asian country favored the creation of an investigative committee against Israel over its military campaign "Operation Guardian of the Walls.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Israel foreign ministry summons Philippine envoy over UNHRC vote

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Philippines’ ambassador to Tel Aviv to clarify the country’s vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council favoring an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes and actions in the Gaza Strip during recent hostilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging

Youth and student activists filed a complaint on Friday before the Commission on Human Rights and the National Bureau of Investigation, urging them to investigate the intensified red-tagging of their organizations and members amid the implementation of the Philippine terror law. The post Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

CHR hopeful next PNP chief will dismiss erring cops, grant access to drug war files

The Commission on Human Rights on Friday said it was hopeful that the incoming chief of the Philippine National Police will file administrative cases against "bad elements" within the agency. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021