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ICC investigation into drug killings a crucial moment for justice


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  8 February 2018 Responding to today's news that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will open a preliminary examination into the "war on drugs" in the Philippines, James Gomez, Amnesty International's Director of Southeast Asia and...
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Hold police to account for unlawful killings in “war on drugs”


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 30 January 2018 Responding to the news that police have resumed their role in implementing the so-called “war on drugs” declared by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez said: “Since...
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Attempts to shut down media outlet a blatant attack on free press


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15 January 2018

Reacting to the news that the Philippine authorities have ordered the closure of the independent media outlet Rappler, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific,...
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Extension of martial law a threat to civilians in Mindanao



AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 13 December 2017 Responding to the Philippine Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the southern region of Mindanao until the end of 2018 in order to “eradicate” Islamist militants, Amnesty International’s Director...
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Political and human rights activists killed


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 6 December 2017 Amnesty International is alarmed by the rising killings of human rights defenders and political activists in the Philippines. In recent weeks, a growing number of activists, community and religious leaders have been fatally shot...
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ICC must examine ‘war on drugs’ crimes as child killings go unpunished


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 ON 4 DECEMBER 2017 4 December 2017 The International Criminal Court (ICC) must urgently open a preliminary examination into crimes against humanity, including the slaughter of dozens of children, committed during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s...
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Philippines: ‘Battle of Marawi’ leaves trail of death and destruction


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Embargoed until 00:01 GMT/08:01 in Manila on 17 November 2017 Civilians on the island of Mindanao paid a high price with dozens killed and widespread destruction of homes and property amid the ‘battle of Marawi’ that pitted...
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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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