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STRENGTHEN CHR VS ‘CULTURE OF IMPUNITY’ — ABANTE

Measures to prevent tragedies like the Ampatuan Massacre and other human rights abuses in the country are among the top priorities of the House Committee on Human Rights. This was stressed on Friday by House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante, Jr. as he emphasized the need to adopt measures that would help combat […]

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CHR BACKS BILL ON REPORTING OF DEATHS IN PRISONS

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)’s support to a measure mandating accurate reporting of deaths and illnesses of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and detained children in conflict with the law (CICL). Gordon, who chairs the Senate justice and human rights committee, said CHR’s support to Senate Bill (SB) 1771, also […]

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CHR SHOULD EXERT MORE EFFORT IN GATHERING EVIDENCE, FILING CHARGES – GORDON

With killings being done daily, Senator Dick Gordon is calling on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to exert more effort in gathering evidence and filing necessary charges against perpetrators. “The CHR should press a little harder to get the trust of the people and to investigate, instead of just being a talking head. It […]