Philippines warned to report rights abuses to UN or face sanctions Holly Manges Jones at 9:43 AM ET
[JURIST] The United Nations [official website] may sanction the Philippines [JURIST news archive] if its government continues to refuse to submit reports on human rights abuses in the country, the chairwoman of the Commission on Human Rights Philippines (CHRP) [official website] said Thursday. Purificacion Valera Quisumbing [official profile] said that Manila has not complied with UN requirements to release the reports since 1992, subjecting the country to possible "blacklisting" if it does not come forward with reasons for the long delay. Quisumbing cited a drastic rise in the number of kidnappings and killings of suspected rebels who are fighting Muslim separatists and communist rebels in the country.
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