De Lima: Duterte putting human rights defenders at risk

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:43:56 +0000

De Lima: Duterte putting human rights defenders at risk

President Rodrigo Duterte has made human rights defenders “targets for harm, harassment or even liquidation,” Senator Leila De Lima said.

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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:45:35 +0000

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum.

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Guatemala court blocks president’s expulsion of UN team

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:38:04 +0000

Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

Guatemala’s Supreme Court has ruled to block President Jimmy Morales’ decision to unilaterally end a U.N. anti-corruption commission.

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De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:31:41 +0000

De Lima to gov't: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday urged the Philippine government to heed a United Nations special rapporteur’s call to end the attacks against human-rights defenders in the country, notably those critical of the Duterte administration.

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Duterte: Human rights groups are enemies of the gov’t 

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 23:09:32 +0000

Duterte: Human rights groups are enemies of the gov’t 

President Rodrigo Duterte has branded human rights groups as enemies of the state, accusing them of seeking to destroy the government. 

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CHR urges PNP to ‘completely do away with profiling’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 07:38:58 +0000

The Commission on Human Rights has urged the Philippine National Police to “completely do away with profiling.”

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Palace rejects psychologists’ call for ‘scientific, humane approach’ vs drugs

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:50:50 +0000

Malacañang has rejected the call of a group of psychologists for a “scientific and humane approach” in tackling drug addiction in the country.

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S. Korea’s human rights body chides hospital for denying service to HIV-positive person

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:03:59 +0000

S. Korea’s human rights body chides hospital for denying service to HIV-positive person

South Korea’s human rights watchdog said a hospital’s choice to deny a medical checkup to an HIV-positive person was discriminatory.

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After Duterte ‘touching’ maid story, CHR asks gov’t to be careful in pronouncements

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:31:24 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — After another controversial remark by President Duterte, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the administration to be careful in issuing remarks particularly those that may undermine government efforts in protecting Filipino workers overseas.

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CHR calls for greater protection for human rights

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:56:42 +0000

CHR calls for greater protection for human rights

The CHR) called on the government to intensify its efforts to protect human rights as another broadcaser was killed in Negros Oriental.

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