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KARAPATAN is an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. Its founders and members have been at the forefront of the human rights struggle in the Philippines since the time of Marcos’ martial law regime.

Resist and end Duterte’s bloody reign of State terror

Β  Β photo by KARAPATAN Unfazed by lockdown restrictions, human rights alliance Karapatan and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan led thousands of human rights advocates, civil libertarians,...

On the Duterte admin’s human rights summit

The irony of this so-called Human Rights Summit is not lost on human rights advocates, victims of human rights violations and the general public. As...

On the continuing acts of cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino

Karapatan denounces the blatant and continuing acts of cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino. We believe that these are...

Karapatan: Bill seeking to block US aid to AFP, PNP, a strong statement vs Duterte’s campaign of State terror

Amid growing international condemnation on the Duterte administration’s human rights violations in the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan said that passing the Philippine Human...

More than 700 rights groups, advocates call on UNHRC to stop the killings, investigate worsening rights situation in PH

As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 45th session today, September 14, 2020, various Philippine and international human rights groups and...

‘Duterte has no iota of remorse’- Philippine human rights group KARAPATAN on Duterte’s absolute pardon to US marine Pemberton

Karapatan strongly denounces President Rodrigo Duterte’s granting of absolute pardon to convicted US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton as a despicable and shameless mockery of...

NDFP peace consultants targets of Duterte’s bloodhounds

The brutal and grisly murders of peace consultant Randall Echanis and Louie Tagapia, a neighbor who just happened to be around, are recent indications of the surely-to-be-denied shoot-to-kill and take-no-prisoner policy of the Duterte government. Operation Tokhang has certainly gone beyond supposed drug users.

Threats vs rights defenders intensify as military pushes to regulate social media under terror law

β€œStraight from the horse’s mouth: the military’s proposal to β€˜regulate’ social media under the Anti-Terrorism Act clearly isn’t about countering terrorism: they’ll use it to censor dissent and go after legal organizations they have long vilified as β€˜terrorists,’”

Independent and impartial probe on Zara Alvarez’ killing should investigate State forces

As slain human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez is laid to rest today, human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted that β€œany independent investigation on her cold-blooded murder should first look into State forces and their complicity and involvement β€” precisely because of the pattern of threats and vilification she and other slain human rights workers had been subjected to from the police and the military.”

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