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CHR to complete EJK report, assures evidence-based probe

QUEZON CITY—Recent reports may have created an impression that the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has come up with a definitive conclusion regarding extrajudicial killing (EJK) cases. The Task Force on EJKs of the CHR clarified that its upcoming initial report refers only to cases under investigation from May 2016 to January 2017, totaling 463 […]

IN DEFENSE OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEATH PENALTY IN THE PHILIPPINES

IN DEFENSE OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEATH PENALTY IN THE PHILIPPINES [download as a PDF] A study by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines* and Dr. Christopher Ward, SC** Australian Bar Adjunct Professor, Australian National University Introduction On 24 June 2006, the Philippines abolished the death penalty for all […]

CHR Statement on US Embassy rally “dispersal”

OCTOBER 20, 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR condemns violent dispersal, will conduct own investigation The Commission strongly condemns the violence that erupted during the rally conducted along Roxas Boulevard in front of the US Embassy. The Commission expresses serious concerns over videos posted online and reported by various media outlets which show a […]

Press Statement of the CHR on the Senate’s Inquiry on Extra Judicial Killings (EJKs)

PRESS STATEMENT OF THE CHR ON THE SENATE’S INQUIRY ON EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS (EJKS) (download as PDF) The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the recent decision of the Senate to resume the hearings on Senate Resolution No. 9, which seeks to strengthen the accountability of law enforcers and to institute corrective legislative measures to ensure […]

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