A friend who works as a foreign correspondent texted me about the impending release of another major report on extrajudicial killings. This time, it is the turn of Human Rights Watch to present its analysis and results of its investigations into the murders of activists in the Philippines.
HRW will release the report tomorrow.
Other important published reports on the political killings under the Arroyo government are:
the Amnesty International report entitled PHILIPPINES: Political Killings, Human Rights and the Peace Process;
the 21 Feb. 2007 press statement and 22 March 2007 report of Professor Phillip Alston (Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions) on his mission to the Philippines from 12-21 February 2007;
the report of the Melo Commission
State Terror and Martial Rule, the 2006 Humn Rights Report by Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples Rights)
Seeking Answers: Probing Political Persecution, Repression & Human Rights Violations in the Philippines, a report by the Women’s Human Rights Delegation of the Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild & the International Association of Democratic Lawyers – May
Mission Report on the extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Philippines by the Hong Kong Mission for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines held on 23-28 July 2006