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  • iDEFEND supports the call for international independent inquiry into EJKs in the Philippines

    Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) concurs with the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, regarding the persistence of extrajudicial killings and related violence in the Philippines in the context of the war on drugs.

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  • Reported revocation of PAHRA SEC registration a gag order - iDEFEND

    Friday, 10 May 2019 | Statement

    Government propaganda machine Philippine News Agency is misleading the public and falsely reported that PAHRA’s operation as NGO is illegal because its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration has been revoked. In its continuing attack on civil society, the Duterte administration, now through the SEC named PAHRA along with other human rights and sectoral organizations as communist…

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  • #KarapatDapat na agenda ang disenteng trabaho at tuldukan ang ENDO

    Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | Statement

    Pahayag ng iDEFEND at PAHRA sa pandaigdigang araw ng Paggawa

    Ayon sa Philippine Statistics Office mahigit 2 milliong Pilipino ang walang trabaho sa nakaraang taon. Higit 75% nito ay nasa edad na 15 to 34 taon. Ang pinakamalaking bahagi ng mga manggagawa ang nasa sektor ng services at pangangalakal, pangalawang pinakamalaki ang nasa agrikultura at pangatlo ang nasa industrya.…

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  • ICC exit removes protection for Filipinos-iDEFEND

    Sunday, 17 March 2019 | Statement

    The Philippines’ withdrawal from its membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC) means that an important legal mechanism enforcing some of the most advanced international cooperation for justice will be out of reach for Filipinos, especially those working in dangerous and conflict-ridden countries.

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  • Sri Lanka stands to lose in a Philippines-style Drug War

    Friday, 18 January 2019 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) expressed alarm over the approval of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena of the government's war on drugs and saying he would like to adopt the same method in his country.

    Ms. Judy Pasimio, spokesperson for iDEFEND said this means that the Sri Lankan president is prepared to take on the gruesome atrocities that have brought…

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