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Philippines: End attacks against Indigenous peoples

, Index number: ASA 35/3677/2021

Amnesty International is deeply alarmed by the series of escalating attacks against Indigenous peoples in the Philippines. The organization calls on the Philippine government to put a stop to violence, arrests and harassment perpetrated against Indigenous peoples. The government should launch prompt and impartial investigations into these attacks, and prosecute and bring to justice those found responsible in proceedings in line with human rights standards regarding due process. It should also take concrete steps to ensure the protection, security and well-being of all Indigenous peoples, including those risking their lives to call attention to human rights violations in their communities and fight for Indigenous peoples’ rights

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