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  • Government cautioned on withdrawal from rights body

    Sen. Panfilo Lacson yesterday cautioned the government against Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s intention to have the Philippines withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as Senate President Vicente Sotto III expressed support for the move and cited some benefits from doing so. by Paolo Romero

    philstar.com
  • Government condemns UN rights review

    The international community does not understand the illegal drug problem in the Philippines and should keep its hands off the way the government is addressing the scourge, President Duterte and other administration officials said yesterday. by Christina Mendez

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  • Rights group: Iraq government mismanaging water crisis

    Rights group: Iraq's government failing to properly address underlying causes for ongoing water crisis in south

    ABC News
  • 87% of Pinoys want government to assert rights in WPS

    A survey published yesterday by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that almost nine in 10 Filipinos think the Philippine government should “assert” its rights to the islands in the West Philippine Sea, as stipulated in the 2016 decision of a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal. by Helen Flores

    philstar.com
  • German government seeks to cut funding for far-right party

    The German government and parliament have petitioned the country's highest court to cut off public funding for a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban

    ABC News
  • Getting human rights right

    At the State Department, human rights have generally been a not-so-high priority. The big kahunas tend to focus on war and peace, allies and adversaries, national security and global economics.

    The Washington Times
  • Government taken to court by EU citizens denied right to vote

    Lawyer representing group the3million says Europeans in the UK are ‘systematically disenfranchised’ The government is facing a high court judicial review over an alleged “large-scale breach” of EU citizens’ rights after they were denied their vote in May’s European elections. A letter before action has been sent to the de facto deputy prime minister, David Lidington, by the law firm Bindmans, acting on behalf of the grassroots campaign group the3million. Continue reading

    the Guardian