“We hope the Vice-President can speak with the families of drug war victims, human rights lawyers, social workers and many others who can explain the legal flaws and utterly problematic framework of the current ‘drug war,’ so that she can work towards stopping the killings of poor people.”
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“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.”
By DEE AYROSO
Forensic expert Raquel Fortun noted that in most cases the police will immediately bring the remains to the hospital, destroying the crime scene when authorities are supposed to “freeze” it and allow an independent team to probe it.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that extrajudicial killings is his “only sin” has “legal and moral implications.”
“The lockdown and the said operations are part of the Duterte administration’s anti-communist hysteria, and has no objective other than to ‘pacify the human rights movement in Davao, which has a proud history of advancing civil and political rights.”
“The relaunch of the police and Duterte administration’s Oplan Tokhang, after being suspended twice in 2017, is a tacit admission that there is something fundamentally wrong with these policies.”
The UP Third World Studies Center organized a research workshop on ‘Violence, Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines.’ I submitted a short essay in response to the workshop question: “Based on your knowledge of and experience in your locality, do you think that the Duterte administration is violent?” President Rodrigo Duterte has been a…
The formation of the Metro Manila chapter of the group Rise Up marks the growing number of families of EJK victims who are taking a stand against impunity and fear.
“There will be no dissent if only the government were truthful in serving the people.”
A group of families of victims of drug-related killings use art to move on and seek justice.