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Protestant council welcomes passage of bill for protection of rights defenders

The proposed measure defines the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and aims to institute measures that will protect them

India arrests prominent Kashmir rights activist

An arrest warrant shows that Khurram Parvez was arrested under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act

Asian child rights coalition calls for release of arrested Filipino rights...

Rights groups said Ujano “has always been in the public eye in the last three decades for her non-profit work"

Rights group calls for immediate release of arrested child rights advocate

Rights group said the arrest was “an attack on women and children’s rights advocates”

Human rights lawyer gunned down in southern Philippines

Lawyer Juan Macababbad, vice chairperson of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao, was shot dead in front of his house

Activists in Germany decry Philippines’ ‘worsening’ human rights situation

The Germany-based Philippinenbüro marked the anniversary of the killing of Filipino human rights defender Zara Alvarez with a protest action

Pope Francis supports human rights defenders

Pope Francis is aware of the struggle and needs of dedicated human rights activists fighting for justice and peace and human dignity

Philippines Supreme Court condemns rise of violence against lawyers

In rare public comments outside legal rulings, the Court said threats to lawyers had "very serious repercussions" on the rule of law

Report says Philippines ranks second ‘deadliest’ country for rights defenders

The Global Analysis 2020 report published by Front Line Defenders recorded at least 25 Filipino human rights defenders killed last year

On Human Rights Day, Filipinos demand accountability for abuses

Activists demanded accountability for those who experienced hunger, victims of the 'war on drugs,' and those most affected by the pandemic

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