human rights violations

Global victims of US military aggression

July 6, 2024

US’ military interventions globally range from direct military actions to covert operations to military support for client states. Lasting from days or weeks to over many years, these result in significant loss of life.

Defend ESCR, repeal the Anti-Terrorism Act

July 3, 2024

Sustaining the ATA belies the Marcos administration’s posturing as a human rights champion.

Stop militarizing farm communities; support green producers–IBON

June 22, 2024

The government should be held accountable for the recent attack against farmer leader Ronnie Manalo and the long-standing militarization of SJDM farming communities that undermines not just the right to till but also the right to food security.

5 marks of a crumbling democracy

July 20, 2023

The Marcoses personify the worst aspects of Philippine politics. And Marcos Jr is levelling up these anti-democratic features in the 21st century.

Rights defenders urge the United Nations (UN) anew to investigate human rights violations amid worsening economic crisis

July 1, 2023

Delegation members of the Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Watch network are in Geneva to report continuing rights abuses and lack of accountability amid a worsening economic crisis under the first year of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s presidency.

Gov’t fails to convince int’l community of improved human rights situation in PH

November 15, 2022

At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, many countries expressed concerns about ongoing human rights violations in the country and the Philippine government’s inadequate responses to recommendations made in the last cycle in 2017.

PH government misleading UN on state of social and economic rights

November 12, 2022

The Philippine government grossly misleads the United Nations Human Rights Council about the state of social and economic rights in the country in the report it belatedly submitted for the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, according to the Philippine UPR Watch network.

Multi-layered prison walls, then and now

September 13, 2022

Political detention today is indeed very much a continuation and symptom of social and economic deterioration accelerated by Marcos’ elitist neoliberal governance in the ’70s and ’80s. The struggle of various people’s organizations and advocates then continues today in battles on the streets and legislative halls and in the cities and the countryside.