Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

The human rights situation in the Philippines

Published on: 14 September, 2021
President Duterte/Aljazeera.

President Duterte/Aljazeera.

The Philippines is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, according to a final report released by Investigate PH, an international independent investigation into human rights in the Philippines.

A second independent report, commissioned by “Global Witness“, will also have released its report detailing that the Philippines is the fifth-highest country for documented killings per capita.

The report says the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines has received increasing condemnation internationally,  including from the UN, EU, and the U.S.

A UN report released in June detailed systematic human rights violations.

The “Global Witness” Report highlights the dangerous rhetoric from the government, including calls for the bombing of indigenous peoples.

The report says President Duterte used the COVID pandemic to further crackdown on dissent, implementing one of the strictest lockdowns enforced by the police and the military.