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Karapatan on Philippines dropping to 102nd in WJP rule of index report

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Bato’s “surprise” presidential run a mockery of elections, blatant plot to evade ICC probe

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Bato dela Rosa is making a barefaced mockery of the elections with his “surprise” run for the presidency when he filed his certificate of candidacy last Friday — a shameless tactic we know all too well to be ripped straight from the playbook of Rodrigo Duterte’s own drama when he ran as president in the elections in 2016.

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.

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.

On cyberattacks vs alternative media groups

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Never again to fascist dictatorships, #NoDuterteMarcos2022

Today, we remember when, 49 years ago, Proclamation 1081 was declared by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, which placed the entire Philippines under martial law.

Karapatan calls for justice for the killing of Atty. Juan Macababbad

Karapatan grieves with the family, friends and colleagues of Atty. Juan Macababbad, Vice Chairperson of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao, as we deplore his killing this afternoon.

According to initial reports, two gunmen killed Atty. Macababbad outside his home in Surallah, South Cotabato at 5:30 p.m. today, September 15, 2021.

Karapatan welcomes decision of ICC Pre-Trial Chamber to authorize investigation into rights situation in PH

Karapatan welcomes the decision of the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber to open an investigation on the alleged crimes against humanity in the course of the drug war in the Philippines.

Karapatan welcomes CHR Cordillera's resolutions vs red-tagging

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Karapatan welcomes these resolutions by the Commission on Human Rights Regional Office in the Cordillera region reaffirming basic rights of individuals and groups against red-tagging and other forms of violations.

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