Saturday, 18 August 2012 11:32
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR-9) condemned yesterday the twin bombings Thursday night in Guiwan and Sutterville in San Jose Gusu in this city.
In a press statement, Atty. Frederick Ian S. Capin, officer in charge of CHR-9, stated that the terror brought about by the bombings must serve as a wake-up call upon the authorities charged with the must-be vigilant task of securing the lives and safety of our people.
He said with the unofficial death toll, only since January 2012, of 132 lives put to waste by mostly paltry crimes, "authorities must find it compelling to impose upon themselves the duty to adopt measures of a higher standard suitable to address the escalating fear and death in the City.
According to the local human rights official, the determination to resolve this appalling situation must be of a primary consideration.
The CHR official also bluntly condemned this ruthless act, saying that: "To whomsoever is behind these and of whatsoever reason that these terrors are carried out, nothing is resolved in causing fear."
"Children became ill-fated because of a parent's death; wives and husbands now carries more burden with the unjustified killings of their better-half, and above all, parents now live in aginy for a loss a child, to some, their only child. Families have then mourned enough for us to tolerate more of this situation," Capin statement continued.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the Philippines ratified in 1986 obligates governments to ensure respect for fundamental human rights.
Moreover, the Human Rights Committee, an international expert body that monitors compliance with ICCPR, declared that governments that permit or fail to take appropriate measures to "prevent, punish, or investigate or redress the harm" caused by criminal acts may be violating basic rights.
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