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Karapatan honors CHR chair Chito Gascon

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We in Karapatan offer our condolences to the bereaved family, friends, colleagues, and comrades of Commission on Human Rights chairperson Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon as we join them in mourning his untimely passing this morning due to COVID-19.

On UN High Commissioner Bachelet’s update on PH at HRC 48

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The report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the UN Human Rights Council 48th session on the implementation of the resolution on technical cooperation and capacity building noted the continuing and severe human rights violations in the Philippines, amidst and despite the ongoing UN Joint Programme in the country.

Rights groups press for overdue accountability on drug war killings, attacks on rights defenders at UNHRC

As President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his defense against the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into the situation in the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan together with international partners asserted in oral statements delivered before the 48th session of United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that an independent international investigation into the country is “overdue” amid the continuing impunity in the killings in the sham drug war as well as the worsening attacks against human rights defenders.

On the presidential bid of the dictator’s son

Bongbong Marcos was far from a mere bystander in the atrocities committed by his father's fascist dictatorship.

Duterte’s order barring Cabinet from appearing before Senate is a desperate cover-up attempt

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Human rights alliance Karapatan said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order barring his Cabinet from attending the Senate committee hearings regarding the government’s anomalous transactions with pharmaceutical corporation Pharmally is “nothing more than a desperate attempt to cover up what now appears to be a wide scale corruption scandal involving Duterte’s men.”