Rappler's latest stories on Duterte human rights
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the 'killings have been widespread and systematic – and they are ongoing'
The World Organization Against Torture and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center say the number is 'a minimum' as families are often too afraid to report or testify
Duterte's focus on 'real and inflated' security threats leads to serious rights violations – U.N. report
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Office says human rights violations in the Philippines have been 'reinforced by harmful rhetoric from high-level officials,' some rising 'to the level of incitement to violence'
(UPDATED) The 'harmful consequences' of the anti-drug campaign go beyond bloody raids, says Human Rights Watch. Children who lose a loved one are left deeply scarred.
Amnesty International says that 'families were unable to obtain justice for their loved ones, due to enormous obstacles to filing cases against perpetrators, including fear of retaliation'
'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson
(UPDATED) Experts say it will not affect the ongoing preliminary examination of the Philippine case
’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President
(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says they note the serious allegations of government attempts to silence and intimidate human rights defenders through various methods, including the use of judicial system
Several members of the US House of Representatives call out the Duterte administration's drug war, crackdown on press freedom, and attacks on rights groups
In the same day that President Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address, critics say they've had enough of his administration
Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?
'Alongside his infamous ‘war on drugs’, President Duterte has declared open season on human rights defenders in the Philippines,' says the International Federation for Human Rights
Malacañang makes this claim while President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to have human rights activists gunned down and has even warned he would slap UN special rapporteurs
The arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sends a chilling effect among other critics of the Duterte administration, says Human Rights Watch
The Rise Up for Life and For Rights group says the tableau dramatizes the 'loss, grief, and rising' of the families of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign against drugs
Way back when, lawyer Harry Roque urged people to oppose Rodrigo Duterte's presidential candidacy 'because the right to life is the most important of all'
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo challenges human rights advocates, 'Beyond speaking truth to power, we must speak truth to the heart of every Filipino'
(UPDATED) 'Such a statement implies that the victims of drug-related killings are not human lives!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after SONA 2018
'The police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch
Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary
Giacomo Filibeck of the Party of European Socialists is one of the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign. He was supposed to join an Akbayan event in Cebu City.
(UPDATED) UP political scientist Gene Lacza Pilapil says there are 3 ways for President Duterte to be protected from prosecution after his term under the 1987 Constitution ends in 2022
Drug lords, says the presidential spokesman, 'can easily use their drug money to fund destabilization efforts against the government'
If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act
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Special rapporteurs work in their personal capacity and are not considered employees by the United Nations, hence they do not receive any salary
‘Coming from the President’s mouth, the threats can be taken as calls to the military and police forces…to escalate suppression and repression,’ says rights group Karapatan
The Commission on Human Rights says the Philippines is a signatory to various international treaties that require the country to be open to investigations in relation to alleged human rights abuses
'It is a sad state of affairs when the Philippines government is more interested in jailing critics than preventing police from killing thousands of mainly poor people,' says Amnesty International's Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific James Gomez
The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist in the process, and hopes that the police and justice department would fully cooperate as well
The Duterte administration has long been accused of either being behind the killings links to the drug war or being passive in stamping it out
President spokesperson Harry Roque says international rights group Human Rights Watch is 'blind, deaf and dumb' about the Duterte government's efforts to punish scalawag cops
Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao
'This is particularly important to remember when words are spoken by those who are supposed to be our leaders,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, after another tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte
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More than 200 non-governmental organizations also urge ASEAN to end its silence on human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president
The report is published barely a week before the Philippine government confirmed it will reject all kinds of grants from the European Union
Human Rights Watch says the fight will not end 'until there is justice and accountability for the thousands of victims' of President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs
(UPDATED) Though not covered by the President's order to public schools not to hold classes, FEU declares it is holding classes. 'To safeguard our rights and freedoms, today we have to take a stand', FEU President Michael Alba says.
The New York based organization says President Rodrigo Duterte has placed targets on the backs of human rights advocates
Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Wednesday August 9 as MovePH talks to an indigenous community elder and a student
The Commission on Human Rights probes into whether protocols were followed in the raid that led to the death of 15 people including the Ozamiz City mayor
The EU delegation also expresses strong concern over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9
EU lawmakers led by Soraya Post plan to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima during their trip to the Philippines
UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme