Lesson Series 57: Arbitrary deprivation of life in the Philippines

The Issue

While the right to life is a fundamental human right that forms the basis of all international human rights norms and principles, there are unfortunately numerous forms of arbitrary deprivation of life that occur throughout Asia. These include enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The existence of such gross human rights violations belies the responsibility of the state to protect its citizens and ensure their well-being.


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