[Statement] Strong rights, no remedy -AHRC

Human Rights Online Philippines

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2012

PHILIPPINES: Strong rights, no remedy

Asian Human Rights CommissionThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released its 15-page report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines this year. The report, titled “Strong rights, no remedy,” gave detailed analysis on the absence, if not lack of adequate remedy and redress to any forms of violation of rights in the country’s system of justice. The report is written in seven sections and each section gives analyses of the important events which took place this year, and by examining old cases and new cases it has documented, it evaluates what impact it has had on protection of rights.

The discourse on protection of rights, or the lack of it, in the Philippines has been very challenging in recent past. There is a strong perception–domestically and internationally–of the…

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