Over 1700 killings indicate lawlessness, not crime control
Index: ASA 35/4706/2016
Date: 23 August 2016
Philippines: Over 1700 killings by unknown assassins and police indicate lawlessness, not crime control
The disclosure by Philippine’s Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa that there have been at least 1067...
YOUTH AGAINST EXTRA JUDICIAL EXECUTIONS AND TORTURE
STATEMENT ON EXTRA JUDICIAL EXECUTIONS AND TORTURE
YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE PARTICIPANTS OF THE FIRST HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH CAMP
We, youth leaders from different regions across the Philippines, believe that the engagement of young people is instrumental towards...
Duterte, break the cycle of human rights violations
1 July 2016
Philippines: President Duterte must break the cycle of human rights violations
The Philippines’ new President Rodrigo Duterte must fulfil his inauguration pledge to uphold the country’s commitment to international law and lead a...
NOT ONE MORE VICTIM OF TORTURE
25 June 2016
NOT ONE MORE VICTIM OF TORTURE, UATC URGES
“The Philippines has one of the smallest police-to-population ratios in the world, an overstretched force, predisposed to taking ‘shortcuts’ during arrests and criminal investigations, is the breeding ground...
Duterte, protect not endanger journalists
Index: ASA 35/4201/2016
3 June 2016
Philippines: New President Must Protect, not Endanger Journalists
Amnesty International is gravely concerned with recent comments by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte suggesting that killing of journalists in the Philippines is justified if they were...
Amnesty on sex workers’ rights
Under strict embargo until 00:01 GMT 26 May 2016
Amnesty International publishes policy and research on protection of sex workers’ rights
“If a customer is bad you need to manage it yourself to the end. You only...
AMNESTY WARNS DUTERTE, THE WORLD IS WATCHING
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES
20 MAY 2016
AMNESTY WARNS DUTERTE, UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW THE WORLD IS WATCHING
The human rights situation in the Philippines is in dire need of uplifting and the recent national election was a...
Amnesty Int’l: Duterte, break cycle of HR violations
10 May 2016
Philippines: New President should break cycle of human rights violations, not compound them
Amnesty International spokespersons available for interview
If President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is serious about introducing change in the Philippines, he must turn his back...
UN torture review must spur reforms
26 April 2016
Philippines: UN torture review must spur reforms
The Philippines authorities ust use its review at the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva from 27-28 April as an opportunity to break with its dark...
Global refugee deal risks being sacrificed on altar of selfish national interests
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...
‘I was 12 years old when they took my dad away – we never saw him again’
29 May 2015
Filipino national Ronaldo Lopez Ulep was arrested in front of three of his children at his home in the Qatari capital, Doha, on 7 April 2010.
After being repeatedly tortured in...
Happy birthday, Jerryme!
On 16 February, Jerryme Corre celebrated his birthday, joined by his wife and Amnesty Philippines staff at Angeles City Jail. Jerryme has spent the last three years imprisoned there after...
The Philippines has a dark, open secret
When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly...