Press Statement

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 to investigate Lascañas allegations

QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) formally announced the continuation of its probe on the Davao Death Squad (DDS), following fresh allegations linking the death squad’s operations to then Mayor Duterte, even as it urged the Senate to pursue its own investigation in aid of legislation. “Even if Lascañas’ motive for implicating the former […]

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 refutes Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s pronouncement that the CHR cleared President Duterte

21 February 2017 PRESS STATEMENT download as PDF The CHR issues this statement in response to Presidential Communications’ Secretary Martin Andanar’s statement stating that the CHR had cleared the President from the extrajudicial killings including his involvement in the Davao Death Squad.  The CHR wishes to stress that in its Resolution, entitled “In re: Extra-Judicial […]

CHR Statement on the Creation of a Presidential Task Force against Media Killings

06 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR Statement on the Creation of a Presidential Task Force against Media Killings The Commission on Human Rights responds, with great appreciation, to the official announcement of the Philippine Government on the establishment of a Presidential Task Force against media killings. Administrative Order 1 (AO No. 1), […]

CHR calls for zero tolerance on VAW: Challenge leaders not to be perpetrators but to lead campaign against VAW

06 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR calls for zero tolerance on VAW: Challenge leaders not to be perpetrators but to lead campaign against VAW This 25th of November, the world remembers the death of the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic. They opposed the rule of Dictator Trujillo, and their murder spurned […]

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