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Killings of children continue unabated


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 6 September 2017 Philippines: Killings of children continue unabated Responding to the discovery of the body in Gapan City of Reynaldo de Guzman, a 14-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly three weeks, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast...
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Senate hearing highlights deadly consequences for children


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 24 August 2017 Philippines: Senate hearing highlights deadly consequences for children in ‘war on drugs’ A hearing today in the Philippines Senate has exposed the abysmal failings of the police to protect children from the deadly consequences of...
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Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 16 August 2017 After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called "war on drugs", Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and...
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Human rights must not be ignored during martial law


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  22 July 2017 The Philippine government must ensure that human rights are protected during its campaign against militants in Mindanao, as martial law remains in place, Amnesty International said today. President Rodrigo Duterte today extended martial law in...
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The Human Rights Consequences of the War on Drugs in the Philippines


Oral Remarks by Matthew Wells, Senior Crisis Advisor, Amnesty International U.S. Congress Hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

“The Human Rights Consequences of the War on Drugs in the Philippines”

  21 July 2017 Co-Chairman McGovern, Co-Chairman Hultgren, members of...
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Duterte’s bloody and lawless year in power


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 29 June 2017 Philippines: Duterte’s bloody and lawless year in power Since assuming the presidency of the Philippines a year ago, Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have presided over a wide range of human rights of violations, intimidated and...
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Ignite Awards for Human Rights launched


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 28 May 2017 AMNESTY LAUNCHES IGNITE AWARDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMIDST CHALLENGES IN PH “The world is changing. We now live in very challenging circumstances for justice and human rights, with battles over natural resources, rising...
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Martial law must not facilitate human rights violations


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 35/6344/2017 Philippines: Martial law must not facilitate human rights violations The Philippines must ensure that human rights are respected and protected, following the President’s declaration of martial law yesterday in the southern island of Mindanao. The...
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Committee of Justice, ensure Juvenile Justice Act complies with international law


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 35/6336/2017 23 May 2017 Philippines: Committee of Justice must ensure amendments to Juvenile Justice Act comply with international law Amnesty International commends the decision of the Sub-Committee on Correctional Reforms of the Committee on Justice, not to...
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The human rights violators’ playbook: how to respond to an Amnesty International report

22 February 2017 When Amnesty International (AI) released a report documenting the mass hanging of thousands of prisoners in Syria’s Saydnaya Prison, the Syrian government was put on the back foot....

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