Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Miss Universe’ rape joke

19 July 2017 PRESS RELEASE Statement of the Commission on Human Right on President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Miss Universe’ rape joke The Commission on Human Rights continues to express grave concern over actions that incite violence against women, especially coming from someone who holds the most powerful position in the country. While condemning the crime, the President quipped that he will congratulate a rapist […]

CHR conducts Nat’l Inquiry on the situation of IPs

31 May 2017 PRESS RELEASE CHR conducts Nat’l Inquiry on the situation of IPs ILOILO CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) held a public hearing on May 25-26, as part of a National Inquiry meant to look into the situation of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines. “We are taking account of the concerns of […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act

29 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act The Commission on Human Rights lauds the approval of Senate Bill 1444 or the “Expanded NIPAS Act of 2017” that brings an additional ninety-two (92) new areas under the protection of the said […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the President’s rape joke and current human rights situation in Marawi City

28 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the President’s rape joke and current human rights situation in Marawi City Rape is never a joke. Women—especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground—are not objects of ridicule either. It is in this context that the Commission […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to behead human rights advocates

27 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights  on President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to behead human rights advocates Words matter. Pronouncements, especially those uttered by persons in authority, bear great weight and might be taken as official policy. The Commission on Human Rights takes exception to the President’s threat to behead […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the upholding of human rights in the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao

26 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the upholding of human rights in the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao Following the submission of Proclamation 216 to Congress, the Commission on Human Rights would like to reiterate its reminder to those involved in its implementation to protect and uphold […]

Statement of CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit on the Fact-Finding Report of the Regional Internal Affairs Service – National Capital Region concerning Manila Police District Raxabago Station 1’s Alleged Secret Detention Cell and Violation of Anti-Torture Act of 2009

19 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit on the Fact-Finding Report of the Regional Internal Affairs Service – National Capital Region concerning Manila Police District Raxabago Station 1’s Alleged Secret Detention Cell and Violation of Anti-Torture Act of 2009 We do not subscribe to the findings and recommendations of the […]

CHR urges PHL gov’t: address human rights situation on the ground

19 May 2017  PRESS RELEASE CHR urges PHL gov’t: address human rights situation on the ground QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the current administration to address the recommendations of the 95 United Nations (UN) member states on the human rights situation in the country voiced out during the 3rd Universal Periodic Review […]

Statement of Commissioner Karen S. Gomez-Dumpit on the filing of criminal and administrative cases by the Commission on Human Rights before the Ombudsman against Manila Police District-Raxabago Police Station 1 personnel over its secret detention cell

10 May 2017 Statement of Commissioner Karen S. Gomez-Dumpit on the filing of criminal and administrative cases by the Commission on Human Rights before the Ombudsman against Manila Police District-Raxabago Police Station 1 personnel over its secret detention cell It is with the utmost urgency and dispatch that the CHR now refers the matter of […]