Malacanang spox Harry Roque clarifies to @chrgovph: Perps of human rights abuse not only police or military


Apologists of the Philippines' Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should stop using the excuse that the agency only investigates abuse perpetrated by police or military personnel.

Malacanang spokesman Harry Roque has finally clarified what protecting and upholding human rights is really all about...
Roque, a lawyer who has represented human rights victims, added it is wrong for the CHR to claim that its primary mandate is to watch out for abuses committed by state actors. 
“So far, I’ve not heard any investigation conducted by the CHR on the atrocities committed by the Mautes,” he said. 
“It is always atrocities allegedly committed by state agents ‘no. And their position has been consistent, [their] role is to document abuses of human rights committed by state agents, which is wrong, because international humanitarian law punishes everyone, even non-state actors," said Roque. 
Makes perfect sense.

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