Rights groups slam Congress for paltry CHR budget

  International human rights groups lambasted the House of Representatives for bestowing a pitiful P1,000-budget to the Commission on Huma Rights (CHR).   In a statement on Wednesday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Congress' move as "a blow against accountability for human rights violations" in the country.   "While the CHR's performance as a constitutional body may not have been fully satisfactory to many Filipinos, its mandate is important in combatting human rights abuses," stressed Philem Kine, HRW deputy Asia director.   Amnesty International Philippines also condemned such action of Congress and called on the Senate to "reject this ...

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