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CA’s denial of NUPL’s amparo and habeas data petitions further endangers lawyers in PH

“The Court of Appeals’ denial of the petitions for writs of amparo and habeas data of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers aggravates the already dangerous situation of lawyers in the Philippines. Along with the court’s denial of a similar petition by human rights and development workers, the CA’s most recent decision speaks of the ineffectivity of domestic mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders and communities,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.

Karapatan urges SC to grant petition for review on CA’s dismissal of rights groups’ amparo case

Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), and Gabriela today filed their petition for review at the Supreme Court, after the 14th Division of the Court of Appeals dismissed their petition for the writs of amparo and habeas data.

Protestant bishops, ecumenical group air support for embattled human rights defenders

In their respective statements, the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines, led by its General Secretary Bishop Melzar Labuntog and composed of 27 bishops, and the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) led by Rt. Rev. Rex B. Reyes, Jr., D.D. expressed support for human rights defenders of Karapatan, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and Gabriela. The said organizations have filed petitions for the writs of amparo and habeas data to seek legal protection from killings, threats, harassment and other forms of intimidation. 

Karapatan hits spate of killings in Negros, as 4 victims reported dead in one day

Human rights group Karapatan strongly condemns the spate of killings in Negros, now claiming four victims in one day. The killings were done using the same modus operandi – shot by riding-in-tandem and masked gunmen.

Karapatan: No justice, more death and deception as Bato leads senate inquiry on drug war

Rights group Karapatan slammed former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and now Senator Roland "Bato" dela Rosa's recent election as chair of the Senate Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Committee in the 18th Congress, saying his chairpersonship would only result in a deceptive and partial investigation on the anti-narcotics campaign, as well as contribute to the climate of impunity and heightening human rights violations.

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