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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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Credible, impartial investigations of ‘secret jail cell’


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 28 April 2017 Following today’s suspension of more than a dozen police officers and the announcement of an internal investigation into revelations that 12 people were detained illegally in a cramped “secret jail cell” in Manila on...
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PROTECTING CIVILIANS TO JUSTIFY MARTIAL LAW, UNACCEPTABLE SAYS AMNESTY


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE  13 March 2017   Baguio City ~ Martial law-like conditions propelled the Philippines to the foreword of Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World’s Human Rights Report 2016/17 for the first time in decades according to Ritz...
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AMNESTY WARNS DUTERTE, YOUR CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 9 March 2017 Cagayan de Oro City ~ The recently ‘renewed’ Project Double Barrel Reloaded where the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is involved in doing police work as ‘force provider’ for the Philippine Drug...
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AMNESTY SAYS SOLONS YES VOTE ON DEATH PENALTY, A DISSERVICE


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 7 March 2017 The death penalty is not a solution to the severe challenge posed by criminality in the Philippines and certainly has not been proven to bring justice to the victims of crimes, reiterated Amnesty...
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Human rights in turmoil, women and children suffer most


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 7 March 2017 Cebu City ~ Long-standing economic inequalities and uncertainties, seismic political changes and poisonous “us versus them” rhetoric are making the world more divided where the most vulnerable sectors of the society are often...
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Amnesty International Report 2016/17


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2017 (00.01 GMT) ‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear • Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 • Shrinking civic space across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Divisive politicians...
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Philippines: The police’s murderous war on the poor


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EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:01 NEW YORK / 16:01 31ST JANUARY 2017, 00:01 MANILA, 1 FEBRUARY 2017

Acting on instructions from the very top of government, the Philippines police have killed and paid others to kill thousands of alleged drug...

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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....

Global refugee deal risks being sacrificed on altar of selfish national interests

OP-ED 28 July 2016 The world faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. On the 65th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention being adopted, there are now 65 million displaced people globally, the highest...

Out of the Shadows: Fighting for the Rights of Sex Workers

“Six police officers did sex to me one by one. They were armed with guns so I had to do it,” Mona, a mother of two in her late thirties...

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