Retired Supreme Court Justice Adolfo Azcuna, who has been elected to the 60-member International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), on Sunday thanked his supporters via social media, as he vowed to continue serving the people through the Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja).
Torture is rampant across the world and has become almost normalized by the “war on terror” and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as “24” and “Homeland,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the Malaysian government to improve its human rights record and appealed to Southeast Asia’s teeming youth population to stand up for the rights of minorities and the rule of law.
By Germelina Lacorte
The international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged US President Barack Obama to use his Manila visit to press the Philippine government to fulfill pledges to improve respect for human rights and accountability for serious abuses.
By Matikas Santos
An international human rights group praised the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.