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Philippines’ Marcos Forms Toothless Rights ‘Super Body’

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers a speech at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon City, December 21, 2023. © 2023 Aaron Favila/AP Photo President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has created a “super body” to promote human rights protection in the Philippines.On paper, the Special Committee on Human Rights Coordination looks impressive, and its stated purpose is admirable. But as constructed, the body will have little authority to address the serious rights abuses facing the country.At best, the special committee is a coordinating mechanism among its…

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