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UN Action on Philippines a Glimpse of Hope and Justice

What we witnessed at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council earlier this month was inspiring and critically important. We saw Iceland’s principled leadership in action, bringing about  the adoption of a resolution putting the human rights situation in the Philippines on the UN agenda. Thousands of people have been summarily executed in the Philippines in the context of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” and  human rights defenders and government critics there face threats and intimidation. To us, as advocates working at the Council, and especially to the Filipino human rights defenders…

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