Philippines Visits & Communications

Country Visits

The UN Special Rapporteur visited the Philippines from 12 to 21 February 2007. He issued a press statement in Manila on 21 February 2007, and reported on his visit to the 8th session of the UN Human Rights Council in April 2008. His mission covered: the killing of leftist activists; killings by the New People's Army; killings related to the conflicts in western Mindanao; killings related to agrarian reform disputes; killings of journalists; and killings in Davao. His report is available below in English, Filipino, Cebuano and Ilokano. The Special Rapporteur also submitted a follow-up report two years later to the Human Rights Council, assessing the extent to which his 2007 mission recommendations had been implemented. Related press coverage can be found here and here.