Filipinos should realize that their government had been ineffective, inadequate or simply passive on mass atrocities.
Senator Leila de Lima who is currently detained in Camp Crame on illegal drug trading charges.
de Lima stressed that political leaders had diminished their own people and initiate attacks against them.
We cannot remain silent and depend passively on governments, we the people ourselves have to act with urgency and in solidarity with each other,” she said.
She doesn’t want Filipino citizen to take action against the Duterte administration for allegedly inciting police officers and vigilantes to kill more than ten thousands of suspected drug offenders in spite of extrajudicial killings.
“In the face of these mass atrocities, governments and inter-government bodies appear to be either ineffective, inadequate or simply passive,” De Lima said.
De Lima also called the attention of the United Nations General Assembly to pass a resolution condemning EJK’s.
“The celebration this year of the International Human Rights Day comes at a time when the world faces an extraordinarily long list of crises with no or little political will to confront them,” De Lima said. “Let’s speak out. Let’s talk. Let’s act together. Let’s all stand up for human rights.” she added.
The Senator also urged the government to invite UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard to step in.