Focus on the Philippines: Exposing Duterte’s Three Wars
Monday, September 20, 2021 8-9pm Eastern
The alarming human rights situation in the Philippines is drawing international concern.
Following the June 2020 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report, people’s organizations and civil society demanded an independent international investigation of the Philippine human rights situation, amid a prevailing culture of impunity and the inadequacy of the domestic justice system.
INVESTIGATE PH is that independent international investigation. It is conducted by people’s organizations and civil society from all over the world. It aims to urge relevant UN bodies to make use of international mechanisms to hold perpetrators of human rights violations in the Philippines accountable and to deliver justice to victims. Its first report was released in March 2021, the second report will be released in June 2021, and the third report will be presented in September 2021 to the UN Human Rights Council when the High Commissioner will update on the implementation of the technical cooperation on human rights with the Philippine government.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to deepen the analysis, and understanding of Duterte’s Three Illegal Wars and the impact on the people of the Philippines. The webinar will attempt to articulate the failure of the government to fulfill its responsibilities to the people and the state’s role in driving social conflict.