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  • Reject Authoritarian Rule, Defend People’s Democratic and Human Rights

    Sunday, 9 December 2018 | Statement

    Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

    Seven decades ago at the end of World War Two humankind has asserted that the destruction of human dignity in order to achieve power over populations through violence and fear would no longer reign in the world. Thus the United Nations on December 10, 1948 agreed on a Universal…


  • iDEFEND condemns death squad mobilization: No way! Not ever!

    Thursday, 29 November 2018 | Statement

    The In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) condemns in the strongest possible terms the statement and intention of President Duterte to establish a death squad to hound the NPA sparrows. The establishment of a death squad means a unit operating above the law, not subject to rules, accountability, checks…


  • Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | Statement




  • iDEFEND renews call for an end to the war on drugs, citing IDPC report

    Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Statement

    The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) report on the global failure to address illegal drugs cited the gruesome results of drug wars waged around the world:

    • A 145 per cent increase in drug-related deaths over the last decade, totaling a harrowing 450,000 deaths per year in 2015.

    • At least 3,940…


  • Philippines does not belong to UNHRC - iDEFEND

    Monday, 15 October 2018 | Statement

    The Philippines (Government) does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council and its membership must be rescinded or suspended for miserably failing to uphold human rights standards. The UN Human Rights Council should hold the GRP accountable to standards expected of members.