Posts by tag: human rights watch

5 years ago

Groups tell Aquino: act on media killings

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Conde further said that with the spate of killings, “the Aquino administration needs to declare that the attacks on journalists are a national catastrophe that threatens fundamental liberties.”

5 years ago

Court systems failing in Ampatuan trial – HRW researcher

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Court systems failing in Ampatuan trial – HRW researcher

“Someone said fear and anxiety make impunity thrive. My impression is forgetting is the bigger enemy of accountability, and the biggest ally of impunity. When we forget, we allow criminals or human rights violators to get away with murder,” said Carlos Conde, Philippine researcher for Human Rights Watch.

5 years ago

Partylist asks Congress to probe entry of MNLF in Zamboanga City

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Partylist asks Congress to probe entry of MNLF in Zamboanga City

In House Resolution 302, Bayan Muna asked the committee on peace, reconciliation and unity to investigate whether or not the government terminated the tripartite review of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the MNLF, which claimed that this provoked their members to march into Zamboanga City on September 9.

5 years ago

AFP strikes in Zambo threaten civilians – Human Rights Watch

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AFP strikes in Zambo threaten civilians – Human Rights Watch

Brad Adams, Asia director of HRW reacted over this report. “Government forces should not be making blanket assumptions about whether individuals are rebels based on whether they have proper documents or not. Officials can check those leaving the conflict zone, but they need to ensure that civilians have safe passage and are not put at unnecessary risk.”

5 years ago

Human rights issue, ‘no-show’ in SONA

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Human rights issue, ‘no-show’ in SONA

By TYRONE VELEZ
Davao Today
Luzviminda Ilagan, who represents Gabriela Women Partylist, said she was aghast that there was no mention of justice in Pres. Aquino’s SONA for the killing of indigenous peoples and their defenders.