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Remove PH as member, group urges UN rights council

Sep 30, 2017 - 5:47 PM

'The Philippines has exhibited a total mockery of international human rights mechanisms,' the group Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch says

REMOVE PH. The Philippine UPR Watch is calling on the United Nations to remove the Philippines as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo from Philippine UPR Watch

CHR urges gov't to reconsider, accept UN call to probe killings

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Human Rights calls on the Duterte administration to show it is 'serious in making progress for human rights'

PH rejects calls by UN member-states for probe into EJKs

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The Philippine delegation insists that deaths from police operations 'are not EJKs'

HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) air a live webcast from Geneva, Switzerland of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines at the CHR Central Office in Quezon City on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

In May UN report, PH boasted of higher CHR budget

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The budget of the CHR grew by 165 from 2012 to 2017 the Philippines told the United Nations in May

FACING UN. Then-senator Alan Peter Cayetano speaks during the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on May 8, 2017 at the UN offices in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

May 20, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Did the state run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?

MINIMUM VIOLATIONS. Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing of the Department of the Interior and Local Government indicates on December 9, 2016, that there is only minimum human rights violation based on their independent investigations. Photo by Khristine Montenegro/Rappler

DILG official to push for human rights office

May 15, 2017 - 1:29 PM

It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante style killers and accused cops

Human Rights Watch slams Cayetano for defending 'the indefensible'

May 10, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The global group says the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is delusional for thinking it can sway other countries from pushing for accountability over drug related killings

China on Duterte drug war: Respect PH sovereignty

May 09, 2017 - 2:25 PM

China lauds the Philippines for its promotion and protection of human rights as 45 other UN member states voice concern over drug related killings

CHR refutes Cayetano: We did not change definition of EJKs

May 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

The Commission on Human Rights joins at least 45 UN member states in calling on the Philippine government to conduct a thorough investigation and hold accountable those behind the killings

Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war

May 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug related killings

Countries urge PH not to revive death penalty

May 08, 2017 - 6:34 PM

In Geneva UN member states remind a Philippine delegation that reviving the death penalty is against international laws which the country had signed

Cayetano to UN: No new wave of killings in PH

May 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano blames critics and the media for supposedly changing the definition of extrajudicial killings aimed at deceiving the world about President Duterte s war on drugs

CHR to observe Duterte gov't report to UN Human Rights Council

May 05, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Universal Periodic Review is more of a constructive dialogue on the human rights situation in the Philippines

Indonesia berharap sidang UPR fokus cari solusi perbaikan HAM, bukan politisasi

May 03, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Forum UPR bukan berupa peradilan di mana antar negara bisa saling pointing finger terhadap perkembangan HAM nya

SIDANG UPR. Indonesia bersama 13 negara lainnya akan dinilai perkembangan Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) di sidang ke-27 Dewan HAM PBB di Jenewa, Swiss pada Rabu, 3 Mei. Foto diambil dari situs American University Washington College of Law Centre for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

UN grills PNoy govt on continued political killings

Jun 01, 2012 - 3:39 PM

The international community is concerned that no perpetrators have been brought to justice under the Aquino government