Lawyers ask UN to probe attacks on PH judiciary

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

Groups led by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to look into the Duterte administration’s actions that undermine the judiciary and threaten…

World needs ‘greener’ water policies: UN

AFP 03/19/2018

Governments should focus on “greener” policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday. In its 2018…

UN envoy arrives in North Korea

AFP 12/05/2017

A senior United Nations official arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit aimed at defusing soaring tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. Jeffrey Feltman’s visit – the first by a UN diplomat of his…

UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

AP 11/29/2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, “I am not a…

PH has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

AFP, Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2017

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday. The nation saw a 140 percent increase in new cases from 2010 to 2016,…

UN expresses ‘deep concerns’ over PH drug war

Inquirer.net 06/10/2017

Thirty-two countries attending the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council said they have “deep concerns” over the summary killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against illegal drugs. They also called on the Philippines…

PH drug war under fire at UN rights council

05/09/2017

GENEVA — The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings. Diplomats from all continents raised concern over the surge in deaths during…

NO STATE-SPONSORED KILLINGS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/08/2016

Human rights and church leaders in Cebu expressed dismay over the joint report by the Senate committees on justice and human rights, and public order and dangerous drugs that declared that the government has nothing to do,…

Protecting Environmental Rights and their Defenders

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/04/2016

Miracles are provided by Nature to all of us but we haughtily take them for granted, as if our home planet owes us these services. How can we possibly exist without the air, water, land, trees, the…

EU team to investigate EJKs this month, UN to follow

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/03/2016

WITH about 4,700 people killed in the government’s anti-drug war since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have began preparations to come to the Philippines to investigate the spate…

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