UNFAIR RESULT | P1,000 pondo para sa CHR sa 2018, ikinadismaya ni UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard

1 week ago

MANILA, Philippines – Dismayado si United Nations’ Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard sa resulta ng botohan sa Kamara na nagresulta sa pagbibigay lang ng P1,000 pondo sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) para sa susunod na taon.

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“Is looking for public money being wasted, damaging and hurting the Philippines, it was better off setting its sights on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which he has admitted has failed to curtail addiction rates even as it has created a climate of fear and insecurity, feeding impunity, and undermining the constitutional fabrics of the country,” sabi ni Callamard.

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“The people of the Philippines deserve a strong independent human rights institution able to monitor, investigate, and report on human rights violations, protect victims and their families, and hold the powerful to account for their abuses of international human rights standards,” dagdag pa ni Callamard.

Giit pa ni Callamard, hindi rin daw makakapagtrabaho o makakapagsagawa ng tamang imbestigasyon ang CHR sa mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao kung hindi ito popondohan ng tama. Malaki raw ang ginagampanan at tulong ng CHR sa mga ganitong kaso.

“CHR is a crucial institution for the Philippines: for human rights protection, the rule of law, accountability… It cannot deliver on its mandate without an appropriate budget, particularly at a time when it is confronted with allegations of massive human rights violations throughout the country, and including, but not only, in the context of the ill-advised, destructive ‘war on drugs’,” sabi ni Callamard.

Nagpahayag din ng kanilang saloobin ang Human Rights Watch tungkol sa botong 119-32 para sa P1,000 pondo ng CHR para sa susunod na taon.

“Part of the Duterte administration’s attempt to prevent independent institutions to check its abuses, particularly in the context of the brutal drug war that has claimed the lives of thousands, including dozens of children,” ayon sa Human Rights Watch.

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