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U.N. experts to PH gov't: Stop red-tagging Corpuz, human rights groups

May 01, 2019 - 5:49 PM

United Nations special rapporteurs say the 'criminalizing discourse... undermines the value of the vital work of human rights defenders' and further exposes them to harassment and threats

U.N. expert to PH gov’t: Stop stigma against human rights defenders

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:06 PM

United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst says 'public stigmatization of human rights defenders...can incite perpetrators to act against them'

HR DEFFENDERS – Cordillera Human Rights defenders march down Session Road to press the government to improve its human rights records in celebration of the 70th Celebration of International Human Rights Day late Monday afternoon in Baguio City. – Photo by Mau Victa

PH 'terror' list a 'gov't hit list' – Human Rights Watch

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:19 PM

'We are shocked that the special rapporteur is being targeted because of her work defending the rights of indigenous peoples,' UN rights experts say of the inclusion of UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in the list

More executions reported in Philippines – UN experts

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Government of the Philippines must urgently address growing reports of human rights violations including murder threats against indigenous peoples and the summary execution of children the panel of 3 experts say in a statement

CRIME SCENE. This photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police officer roping off the crime scene as the body of an alleged drug dealer shot dead lies in the street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Lumad leader's child tells UN rapporteur about injustices

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:16 AM

UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst describes the murders of Lumad leaders as systematic no different from the aggressions suffered by human rights defenders in rural areas and indigenous communities

LAMENT. United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst meets with members of Karapatan to discuss the situation of human rights defenders in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Karapatan

UN experts on Lumad killings: Unacceptable, deplorable

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Military occupation of civilian institutions and killing of civilians are unacceptable deplorable and contrary to international human rights and international humanitarian standards

STOP LUMAD KILLINGS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Samarca was killed allegedly by paramilitary groups in Han-ayan, Brgy Diatagon in front of hundreds of residents who were allegedly ordered out of their homes.