HRC51 Oral statement : Enhanced Dialogue on the HC report on the Philippines

Amnesty International is extremely concerned that Council members have failed to table a resolution on the Philippines. Discontinuing this resolution risks abandoning thousands of victims and survivors that have suffered as a result of punitive drug policies. The Council should not let up its scrutiny at this pivotal juncture.


The present report of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) examines the Implementation of Human Rights Council Resolution 45/33  and the progress and results of technical cooperation and capacity-building for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines, including through a United Nations Joint Programme on human rights (UNJP) being implemented with the Government of the Philippines and national partners. The High Commissioner also provides recommendations aiming to promote a transformative approach to human rights-based reforms, strengthen an institutional culture of respect for human rights, ensure justice and redress for victims, and contribute towards the prevention of violations recurring.