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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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Philippines: Duterte’s claims encourage mass killings

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 14 December 2016 Responding to claims made by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he "personally" killed suspected criminals while serving as mayor of the city of Davao, Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty International's Director for South East Asia and the...
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‘Take Injustice Personally’, Amnesty urged legislators

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 08 December 2016 Amnesty International Philippines presented its Human Rights Legislative Agenda to the 17th Congress as part of its commemorative actions for the run-up to the International Human Rights Day on 10 December. “Amnesty International Philippines’...
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DUTERTE’S WARNING TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PUBLIC STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S WARNING TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS 30 November 2016 When governments try to silence human rights defenders, they do so either by penalizing their activities or, in most instances, by labeling them as obstacles...
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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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