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December, 2017

September, 2017

  • 23 September

    Fight against drugs and crime aims to protect law-abiding people, Philippines tells UN

    “The Philippines integrates the human rights agenda in its development initiatives for the purpose of protecting everyone, especially the most vulnerable, from lawlessness, violence, and anarchy, said Secretary for Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano during the annual high-level debate. He said that the very principle of responsibility to protect must …

July, 2017

  • 31 July

    Urgent action needed by Philippines over spiralling violations The government of the Philippines needs to take “urgent action to address a “spiralling series of human rights violations, including the summary execution of children. Thats the conclusion of a group of independent UN rights experts, who have issued a joint call to action, in order to protect “many …

May, 2017

March, 2017

  • 20 March

    Indigenous women in Philippines need to “assert their rights” Indigenous women in the Philippines have “many problems, including a lack of recognition of their ancestral land rights, so they need to be empowered in order to stand up for those rights, a human rights advocate has urged. Angelina Baltazar – Ortiz, an Indigenous Mansaka woman from the Compostela …

  • 8 March

    UN human rights chief calls for probe on DRC abuses Allegations of grave human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should face a high-level international probe, the UN Human Rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Raad Al Husseins announcement at the Human Rights Council in Geneva follows the discovery of new mass graves there. Elsewhere …

January, 2017

  • 26 January

    Countries should not be afraid to implement the rights of indigenous peoples Countries should not be afraid to strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples as guaranteed by a UN Declaration adopted a decade ago, a UN Special Rapporteur has urged. The Declaration, adopted in 2007, is a compilation of “tears and complaints brought by the indigenous peoples to the attention of …

December, 2016

September, 2016