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  • Press Statement: On the occasion of the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Statement

    On October 10, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) marks World Day Against the Death Penalty. The Philippines is poised to re-introduce the death penalty after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of House Bill 4724 earlier this year. Capital punishment was twice abolished- via the 1987 Constitution, and by an implementing law under the Macapagal-…


  • Shutdown the House of Representatives

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | Statement

    12,000 killed. 0 justice. 1,000 pesos for human rights.


  • Duterte’s Kill Policies on its “Second Wave”

    Friday, 18 August 2017 | Statement

    For lack of a credible answer to the persistence of drug trafficking and corruption among his men, President Duterte responds once again with the usual threats of violence and death to human rights defenders. After a year and thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings, drugs continue to flow into the country, and even implicating the President’s own family in connection with local and…


  • SONA: A Year under President Duterte: Human Insecurity and Martial Law

    Monday, 24 July 2017 | Statement

    Rodrigo Duterte’s first year as president, entrenched impunity with his “kill, kill,kill” rhetoric and this has netted more than 12,000 dead men, women and children to date.

    His campaign against drugs is conducted akin to “waging war”, targeting the most vulnerable, marginalized section of the Philippine population—the least, last and lost- for extermination outside the bounds of the…


  • Watch: The Human Rights Consequences of the War on Drugs in the Philippines

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 | Statement

    The US Congress' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commision conducted a hearing on the human rights consequences of the ‘war on drugs’ currently underway in the Philippines. Ellecer Carlos, iDEFEND's spokesperson, is among the witnesses who gave a report.

    Below is a video of the said hearing.

    Start playing the video at 1:04:00 or…