speeches

Political Prisoners

The Senator in Solitary with Vincente de Lima

Vincente de Lima, the brother of Philippines Senator Leila de Lima, currently in prison for criticizing President Duterte’s Drug War, addresses the 11th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On Duterte’s assault on human rights: “Imagine a pile of corpses

Arbitrary Executions

Duterte’s Drug War with Chito Gascon

Chito Gascon, Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines, addresses the 9th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks.  On the fragility of human rights and democracy: “The Philippine case is a case of how quickly institutions such as rule of law, human rights,

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GS Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Vincente de Lima II (GS’19)

  Interview by Hilary Miller. Please introduce yourself and your cause for advancing human rights in the Philippines. My name is Vicente M. de Lima II, and I am the brother of Senator Leila de Lima, a duly elected senator of the Republic of the Philippines who was unjustly detained