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 […]

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 […]

“Balik Simula: Ang hubad na katotohanan sa likod ng Batas Militar” Symposium

  University of the Philippines Association for Social Change, Empowerment, and National Development (UP ASCEND) will be having a martial-law themed exhibit,symposium, and film showing entitled: “Balik Simula: Ang hubad na katotohanan sa likod ng Batas Militar” on September 22-23 2016 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. The Commission on Human Rights, as  a […]

CHR celebrates 2016 World IP Day

CHR celebrates 2016 World IP Day In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 09 August, the Commission on Human Rights hosted a Solidarity and Cultural Night for indigenous peoples who were in Manila to attend a forum organized by Tebtebba-Indigenous Peoples’ International Center for Policy Research and Education at the […]

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Meeting with PNP-Human Rights Affairs Office

CHR Commissioners Leah C. Tanodra-Armamento and Gwendolyn LL. Pimentel-Gana met with General Dennis A. Siervo Chief of the Philippine National Police’s Human Rights Affairs Office (PNP-HRAO) along with other officers of PNP-HRAO last Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at their offices in Camp Crame as part of the Commission’s continued partnership for training and education with […]