Press Releases

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the passing of former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

The Commission on Human Rights joins the nation in mourning the death of a respected senator, career diplomat, women’s human rights advocate, and Filipina, Leticia Ramos-Shahani. In 1964, Shahani joined the United Nations (UN) Secretariat, under its Division of Human Rights, and was recognized as one of the top-ranking women of the UN. In the […]

CHR Statement on the Resumption of Oplan Tokhang

 03 March 2017 PRESS STATEMENT  download as PDF The Commission on Human Rights denounces the resumption of Operation Tokhang by the Philippine National Police. It should not continue because it has caused thousands to be killed without due process and many innocents have perished in the course of the campaign.  Thousands have surrendered but many […]

CHR Statement on the Passing of House Bill No. 4727 (Reimposition of the Death Penalty) on Second Reading

02 March 2017 PRESS STATEMENT  download as PDF  The Commission on Human Rights is alarmed with the surprising speed of the passing on second reading by the House of Representatives (HOR) of House Bill (HB) No. 4727, which seeks to reimpose the death penalty in the Philippines.   The Commission and the country as a […]

CHR Statement on the Suspension of the Anti-Drug Campaign

31 January 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Download as PDF   The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the recent pronouncement of Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa that all anti-drug operations shall stop nationwide while the PNP shall focus on internal cleansing.  It is a recognition that the campaign is fraught with flaws and susceptible to abuse.  It […]

CHR Statement on the Official Invitation of the Philippines to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions

21 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR Statement on the Official Invitation of the Philippines to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions The Commission on Human Rights back in October, welcomed the official announcement of the Philippine Government on its invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary […]

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 […]

Uphold Women’s Human Rights, Stop the showing of alleged ‘sex video’ – CHR

Uphold Women’s Human Rights, Stop the showing of alleged ‘sex video’ – CHR The Commission, as a National Human Rights Institution and as Gender Ombud under the Magna Carta of Women, calls on legislators to respect women’s human rights and to stop using their power of investigation in aid of legislation to perpetuate discrimination and violence […]

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