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2008 Year-End Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karapatan is releasing this 2008 report on the human rights situation in the Philippines as the world observes the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This report principally features cases of violation of human rights, as recorded by Karapatan, from January to October 2008. It also includes a review of escalating attacks against human rights defenders since 2001 and our experience so far with the writ of amparo. It reveals that amidst our celebration of the global triumphs of our advocacy for human rights, social justice remains a work-in-progress in the Philippines.

 

 

KARAPATAN Monitor July-September 2008

KarapatanMonitor3rd_08The third quarter of 2008 saw a surge in abductions and disappearances, arrests
and the use of torture. Extrajudicial killings continue to be committed, with
Mindanao suffering the most number of civilian casualties.

KARAPATAN Monitor April-June 2008

Karapatan monitor2The decrease in number (of extrajudicial killings) while a cause to congratulate is
likewise a cause to condemn because it merely shows clearly who are behind the
extrajudicial killings,” states Prof. Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur
on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

The 2007 Year-End Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

Cover The year 2007 is a dangerous time for the Filipino people as state terror, impunity in human rights violations and general lawlessness grip the nation. The government of Gloria Macapagal-arroyo has done little to stop the political killings and disappearances except take token steps to assuage local and internationale outcry. On the other hand, the year also signals victories in the people's relentless struggle against political repression and state terrorism as the victim's clamor for justice and democracy is echoed here and abroad.

KARAPATAN Monitor January-March 2008

Karapatan monitor KARAPATAN Monitor is a ­quarterly update of facts and figures covering human rights violations. It aims to provide the public timely national data from reports gathered by the Karapatan national network.

KARAPATAN REPORT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION 2006

karapatan report on the human rights situation 2006

THE YEAR 2006 IS THE WORST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SINCE
THE TOPPLING OF THE MARCOS FASCIST DICTATORSHIP IN
1986.

The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime ran roughshod on the Filipino people’s
civil liberties and human rights as it imposed a state of martial rule and
launched a campaign of terror in an effort to desperately cling to power.
Propped up by the United States government, the Arroyo regime was able to
muster enough political, military, and economic resources to launch a counteroffensive
against those seeking to oust her from power.

Karapatan 2005 Human Rights Report

karapatan report 2005 The Philippine human rights situation in 2005 can be characterized by the wanton use of repression and state terror by a scandal-rocked President desperately clinging to power in the face of the people’s rejection.

The Arroyo regime suffered its worst political crisis this year as evidence of cheating and electoral fraud began to surface in May, putting Pres. Arroyo’s legitimacy on the line. While attempts to impeach the President were thwarted in the administration-dominated Congress, the charges of electoral fraud, corruption and massive human rights violations stuck, haunting Arroyo for the rest of the year.

 

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