August 16, 2019
Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.
August 16, 2019
Can the Philippines and Australia Elevate their Partnership to a Strategic Level?
By Mark Manantan
Human rights concerns may limit cooperation, but the cyber domain is an area for collaboration.
July 16, 2019
Filipino Women Push for Human Rights Defenders Law
By Rosanna Langara
The Philippines is one of the most deadly countries for HRDs. Activists, with women at the forefront, are trying to change that.
May 03, 2019
Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?
By Adrian Gallagher, Euan Raffle, and Zain Maulana
An examination of the charge and how it would apply in the Philippines.
September 24, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
By Luke Hunt
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.
August 08, 2017
Duterte's Latest Target: The Commission on Human Rights
By Tom Smith
The Philippine president threatened to abolish Southeast Asia's oldest National Human Rights Institution.
May 25, 2017
Why Is the Philippines Turning Away Foreign Aid?
By Chithra Purushothaman
Can Manila afford to reject foreign aid on the grounds of donor countries imposing political conditions?
August 06, 2015
Philippines Must Protect Internally Displaced Persons, Warns UN Expert
By Mong Palatino
A new report highlights the deplorable conditions IDPs face in the country.