Since the last UPR in 2008 hundreds of human rights defenders have been killed, abducted, or tortured by armed security forces in the Philippines. The victims are journalists, members of political parties, church people, civil society members, trade unionists, or land-reform and antimining activists. Up to now, only a few putative perpetrators and their backers among politicians, military, police, or large landowners have been arrested and convicted.
The AMP shadow report for the 2012 UPR assesses 1) the achievements, challenges and constraints in relation to some accepted recommendations; 2) identifies further achievements, challenges and constraints regarding the improvement of the human rights situation in the State under Review (SuR); and 3) presents recommendations for action by the SuR.
Download (PDF): Joint Submission to the Summary of Stakeholders Report for the UPR 2012