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Philippines: Amnesty International condemns Philippines’ rejection of extrajudicial executions recommendations

, Index number: ASA 35/7154/2017

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on the Philippines. Amnesty International condemns the Philippine government’s negative response to key recommendations it received during the country’s third UPR. The government did not accept any of the 44 recommendations related to extrajudicial executions, none of the 23 recommendations calling for the Philippines to refrain from reinstating the death penalty, and none of the 13 recommendations to protect human rights defenders and journalists.

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