Philippines: Ministers of Religion:Written question - HL8492

Q
Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 11 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Philippines: Ministers of Religion
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Philippines about the recent killings of the Reverends Tentorio, Favali, Carzedda, Paez, and Ventura; and whether they will call for an independent inquiry into their deaths.
A
Answered on: 20 June 2018

The UK is committed to the promotion of human rights, including freedom of religion and belief. Whilst we have not discussed the specific killings of the Reverends Tentorio, Favali, Carzedda, Paez, and Ventura, we have continued to call on the Government of the Philippines, including at the Human Rights Council, to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders. We urge thorough and impartial investigations into all violent deaths.

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