A total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFPA total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFP
A total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFP

Philippines remains Asia’s deadliest country for land rights activists but has been overtaken by Colombia in global rankings

  • Nearly half of the killings recorded since President Rodrigo Duterte took power in 2016 have been linked to the armed forces or paramilitary groups
  • The impact of climate change has dialled up the pressure on defenders as they seek to protect indigenous land rights from mining and logging

Topic |   The Philippines
A total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFPA total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFP
A total of 43 land rights defenders were killed in the Philippines last year. Photo: AFP
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