US groups sound off on PH inclusion in UN human rights body

SAN FRANCISCO -- Human rights groups based in the United States roundly denounced the inclusion of the Philippines in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Oct.13, while supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte hailed the Philippines' three-year membership in the body as a victory for the president.   "A sad day for human right defenders, but a great reminder to people that evil can triumph momentarily if good men and women allow them to do so," said Ago Pedalizo of the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA).   "We know that UN does not have the power to prosecute dictators and mass murderers, it's the role of the International Criminal Cour...Keep on reading: US groups sound off on PH inclusion in UN human rights body
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