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  • Raise the Human Rights Electoral Agenda for 2022

    Friday, 10 December 2021 | Statement

    Today we commemorate 73 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by the international community. It is the world’s second major post-war document after the United Nations Charter. Its principles and standards have since been applied to thousands of global, regional and national policy instruments, with the goal of realizing all human rights for all, and achieving…


  • SC ruling has deadly consequences- iDefend

    Thursday, 9 December 2021 | Statement

    The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Anti-Terrorism Law, albeit nullifying certain provisions, has deadly consequences especially on legitimate activists exercising their right to defend human rights. As part of President Duterte’s authoritarian apparatus the law serves as the grim reaper of the freedom of expression and association in the country.


  • Paggunita sa ika-73 taon ng pandaigdigang araw ng karapatang pantao sisimulan na

    Wednesday, 1 December 2021 | Statement

    Sa tuwing ika-10 ng Disyembre ay ginugunita natin ang pandaigdigang araw ng karapatang pantao. Ito rin ang pang huling taon ng paggunita sa ilalim ng awtokratikong pamumuno ni Pangulong Duterte. Simula umpisa ng termino ni Duterte, hanggang sa yugtong ito, ay hindi tayo bumitaw sa pagtindig at paglaban para sa dignidad at karapatan. Ating tinuligsa ang lahat ng polisya at gawain ng gobyerno laban…


  • Abolish NTF-ELCAC- iDEFEND

    Monday, 29 November 2021 | Statement

    iDefend stands firm in its call to abolish the NTF-ELCAC. The agency was created by President Duterte congruent to the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Law which aimed to decimate the people’s right to protest. The NTF-ELCAC serves as the latest machinery pushing to solidify Duterte’s authoritarian rule, especially among marginalized rural communities.


  • Harry Roque REJECTED!

    Saturday, 13 November 2021 | Updates

    On November 12 the UN General Assembly elected 34 members of the International Law Commission. We are happy to report that Harry Roque failed to garner enough votes to gain a seat at the prestigious global institution.