An eight-member International Verification and Fact-Finding Mission (IVFFM) on attacks against Filipino lawyers and judges today issued its initial findings, claiming that the Arroyo government’s efforts to curb extrajudicial killings and harassments “have not led to visible results”.

“Apparently, only one person has been convicted for these killings and that was in 2006. So impunity still seems to exist,” said the IVFFM.