“A long overdue measure:” Karapatan urges Congress to pass law protecting rights defenders

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Karapatan welcomes CHR findings on drug war killings

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SELDA's statement on the petition to cancel Bongbong Marcos' presidential bid

SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) welcomes the petition of different human rights groups filed at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to cancel the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., which would disqualify him as candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.

Karapatan calls for independent probe into reported IHL violations in the killing of Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos and medical aide

Following the reported killing of New People’s Army’s (NPA) National Operational Command Spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos and his medical aide Eighfel Dela Peña, human rights watchdog Karapatan called for an independent and impartial investigation to determine the actual circumstances of their deaths, given initial reports which point to possible and brazen violations of international humanitarian law in the incident — particularly the rights of persons hors de combat as well as the protection

Kin of desaparecidos to 2022 election candidates: "Help us stop enforced disappearance"

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On All Souls Day, kin and friends of victims of involuntary disappearance under the group Desaparecidos echoed the call to surface their loved ones and challenged 2022 candidates to stop enforced disappearances.

CHED-CAR’s memo to purge “subversive” materials from libraries a brazen attack on academic freedom

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Declare Bato a nuisance candidate for running to protect himself, Duterte from ICC

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Let’s talk about platforms now, Karapatan urges 2022 aspirants

Rights group Karapatan urged candidates for the 2022 national elections to lay down their platforms, their positions on issues and concerns of Filipinos especially of poor communities now, way before the election campaign starts.

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

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Karapatan demands release of two Batangas peasant leaders

Karapatan demanded the release of two long-time peasant activists in Batangas, one of them a victim of illegal search during the March 7, 2021 Bloody Sunday raids in the Southern Tagalog region.

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