We wholeheartedly welcome such statements on this point. The tenor and tone apparently reflect the desired credibility, objectivity, transparency and fairness on the matter.
It does not only underscore the urgency and imperative of squarely and decisively addressing the issue and concerns about these horrendous extrajudicial killings but also other brazen human rights violations. Many of these transgressions are disguised or legitimized by color of legality and official sanction including those against lawyers under attack.
It also highlights the significance of parallel or alternative avenues for redress and accountability in the international community especially in the face of what turns out to be rather ineffective and ineffectual domestic remedies that frustrate or undermine local recourse for justice.
We look earnestly forward to a positive response from the UN Human Rights Council during its present session in Geneva as well as decisive and determined action by the international community of nations and peoples. #
Reference: Edre U. Olalia | NUPL President | +639175113373
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