CHR hopes gov’t heeds UN body’s recommendations on human rights standards

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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) appealed to the government to heed the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ recommendations on “fidelity to human rights standards” after the recent killings of two human rights advocates in the country.

In a previous statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office encouraged the government to undertake an “independent, thorough and transparent” probe into the killings of peasant leader Randall “Randy” Echanis in Novaliches, Quezon City and human rights defender Zara Alvarez in Bacolod.

“CHR notes that an investigation is being conducted on the recent killings. Social justice and human rights are the prime…

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