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.
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 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...
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.
“Straight from the horse’s mouth: the military’s proposal to ‘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 ‘terrorists,’”
As slain human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez is laid to rest today, human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted that “any independent investigation on her cold-blooded murder should first look into State forces and their complicity and involvement — 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.”