Subscribe

Tag

Philippines human rights

Independent Philippines Human Rights Probe Launches New Investigations
January 28, 2021

Independent Philippines Human Rights Probe Launches New Investigations

By Nick Aspinwall
Investigate PH was created in response to a U.N. decision not to launch an independent international probe into Philippines human rights abuses.

Philippines Ends Accord Barring State Forces From National University
January 21, 2021

Philippines Ends Accord Barring State Forces From National University

By Nick Aspinwall
Allowing military and police forces to enter University of the Philippines campuses could put students and activists at risk and endanger academic freedom.
Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC
December 16, 2020

Philippine Drug War Case Inches Forward at the ICC

By Sebastian Strangio
But many obstacles lie in the way of international accountability for President Duterte's bloody "war on drugs."

Philippines Celebrates Human Rights Day With Crackdown on Activists
December 14, 2020

Philippines Celebrates Human Rights Day With Crackdown on Activists

By Nick Aspinwall
A new slate of arrests follows weeks of baseless accusations by the Duterte administration that political opponents are associated with terrorist groups.

Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows
December 04, 2020

Duterte and Philippine Mayors Trade Loyalty for Drug Killings, Study Shows

By Nick Aspinwall
Local officials have driven the Philippine president’s deadly drug war by ramping up anti-drug operations in exchange for political support.

Next Philippine Election Looms as an Institutional Stress Test
November 12, 2020

Next Philippine Election Looms as an Institutional Stress Test

By David Hutt
Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump has shown the resilience of U.S. political institutions. Will the same be true of the Philippines?

How Will the Biden Presidency Impact US-Philippines Security Relations?
November 10, 2020

How Will the Biden Presidency Impact US-Philippines Security Relations?

By Mico Galang
The new administration will take office at a crucial time for the U.S.-Philippines alliance.
US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police
September 25, 2020

US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine Human Rights Act would end American security assistance to Manila unless it commits to reforms.

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate
September 15, 2020

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate

By Sebastian Strangio
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.

Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 28, 2020

Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president threatened to shut down major telecom operators and said Beijing was “in possession” of the South China Sea.

Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups
July 17, 2020

Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines will send police door-to-door to usher COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms into government quarantine facilities.
Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents
July 10, 2020

Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents

By Nick Aspinwall
The new law has received sharp criticism from rights and legal groups. There’s also skepticism it will achieve its stated goal of countering terrorism in the Philippines.

Page 1 of 3