Investigate PH launches final report on human rights violations in the Philippines
After two successful launch events on September 13, The Final Report of the Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines (Investigate PH) has been officially released. The Final Report delves into the impacts of social, economic, cultural as well as civil and political rights violations against workers, farmers, women, indigenous people, and children; and explores violations of the rights to livelihood, freedom of religion, education, development, and peace.
This report concludes a series of three reports, and builds on the findings of the First Report launched in March 2021 and the Second Report launched in July 2021, which picked up from and further substantiated the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights’ June 2020 report on the Philippine rights situation.
The release of the Final Report is timely as it follows the request by the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) outgoing Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda for an investigation on the bloody “war on drugs” of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the recent ICC Registry Report which says 94% of the victims families wants the ICC to investigate the drug war campaign. Its launching also coincides with the ongoing 48th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The report will be submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, member states of the Human Rights Council, the UN Secretary-General, and the International Criminal Court.
You can read the report, and its executive summary, here: https://www.investigate.ph/media/final-report