Philippines: Progress, Stagnation, Regression? The State of Human Rights in the Philippines under Aquino
Upon President Aquino’s inauguration in June 2010, Amnesty International reiterated the call to make human rights a priority for his administration. A year on, President Aquino has not yet been able to curb political killings, enforced disappearances and torture. This briefing revisits the recommendations made a year ago and uses them as a basis to assess President Aquino’s record on human rights protection in the Philippines.