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  • 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.

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  • DOJ’s review of the drug war’s extrajudicial executions veils truth on Duterte’s central policy of killing

    Saturday, 23 October 2021 | Statement

    Back in April 2019, the Supreme Court ordered the Solicitor General to release to petitioners, all records of extrajudicial killings related to the government’s war on drugs. It turned down the appeal of the Solicitor General to keep the files with the government for reasons of national security. The petitioners-FLAG and CENTERLAW, should have received the records of at least five thousand cases…

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  • Pagpupugay at pasasalamat sa buhay na inialay sa pagtatanggol ng karapatang pantao

    Saturday, 9 October 2021 | Statement

    Nagluluksa ang iDEFEND kabilang ang komunidad ng mga human rights defenders sa biglang pagyao ng Chairperson ng Commission on Human Rights na si José Luis Martín C. Gascón. Kilala bilang Chair Chito, saksi ang iDEFEND sa kanyang dakilang buhay at paninindigan para sa kalayaan, demokrasya at karapatang pantao. Nakakadalo siya sa ating general assembly upang makipagtalakayan sa mga usapin ng ating…

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  • iDEFEND reiterates its call for an independent international investigation into the Philippines

    Thursday, 7 October 2021 | Statement

    The bloody war on drugs by the Duterte regime has reached global infamy, and counts as the one of the world’s most miserably failed anti-drug campaigns. International and national human rights organizations have sounded the alarm on the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines amid repeated appeals to the government to adopt an alternative, rights based national drug policy.

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  • Accountability looms for Duterte and his war on drugs

    Thursday, 16 September 2021 | Statement

    The decision of the Pre Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court to allow the Office of the Prosecutor to proceed with formally investigating the Philippine situation removes all doubt as to the gravity of the crimes committed by President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Duterte along with his co-accused henchmen of the war on drugs will be facing justice, and the relatives of victims…

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