Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recognizes the duty of the State to preserve the country’s peace, security, and the general welfare of its people by adopting effective measures countering the threats of terrorism. This must be done, however, without compromising everyone’s fundamental rights and freedoms. Effective counterterrorism measures and the protection of human rights […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the report on the human rights situation in the Philippines by the UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) welcomes the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the human rights situation in the Philippines. As the country’s national human rights institution, we call on the government to acknowledge and address its observations with definitive steps necessary to establish […]