Claims made by the Philippines government to a good human rights track record "are utterly false", the Rev Berlin Guerrero told the United Nations Committee against Torture this week. He said it was "remiss in its responsibility to prevent torture".
Amnesty International has welcomed news that Marnie Pearce, a British woman jailed in Dubai for adultery, has been released. But it says that the decision to deny her custody of her children must be reversed.
Following the decision taken by the High Court not to extradite four Rwandan men suspected of genocide and other crimes under international law, human rights activists have called for a third-party location for a trial.
Human rights violations in the Philippines have been addressed in US Episcopal Church testimony to the House of Representatives' Committee on Appropriations and Sub-Committee on State Foreign Operations.