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  • Philippines’ pro-China stance on Myanmar also risks human rights defense in the Philippines Statement on the UNHRC resolution on Myanmar

    Monday, 15 February 2021 | Statement

    The Philippines has dissociated from the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on Myanmar which sought the release of elected civilian leaders including President Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi, restraint on violence against protesters, and the lifting of the state of emergency. The UNHRC’s special session on Myanmar was held after the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called on the UN Security…

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  • Anti-terrorism law is retribution for defending human rights

    Monday, 1 February 2021 | Statement

    Statement on the occasion of the first oral arguments by the petitioners vs Republic Act No. 11479 before the Supreme Court

    We gather today with dozens of petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Law to push back yet another despotic attempt of the Duterte government to obliterate our democracy, silence our voices and return us to authoritarian rule. We are here to challenge the…

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  • Terrorist tagging of major universities a military project to “flatten the curve” of protests

    Monday, 25 January 2021 | Statement

    Statement on the tagging of 18 universities as recruiters of terrorists

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  • IMPEACHMENT CASE VS LEONEN – A DESPERATE ACT BY A DESPERATE BONGBONG MARCOS

    Sunday, 20 December 2020 | Statement

    IDEFEND calls on Congress to junk immediately the unfounded, farcical impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen.

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  • Exact Accountability, Defend Human Rights, Recover Better

    Wednesday, 9 December 2020 | Statement

    Statement on International Human Rights Day 2020

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