The Philippines: LAWYERS AND LEGAL WORKERS ATTACKED WITH MURDEROUS INTENT UNDER THE DUTERTE REGIME

19/11/20

Day of the Endangered Lawyer – January 24th

Compiled by the IAPL Monitoring Committee on  Attacks on Lawyers; lead researcher G.H. Boehringer, Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University School of Law

Summary of violent attacks

There have been 78 violent attacks against Filipino lawyers (74) and legal workers (4) under the Duterte regime, July 1, 2016 to 17 November 2020.

As a result: 62 have died while 16 survived (9 attorneys, 2 judges, 4 prosecutors, 1 paralegal).

Categories of those killed:

Lawyers:

  43  Attorneys

    7  Judges

    9  Prosecutors

            59 killed

Legal Workers:

    2 Paralegals

     1 Clerk of a Regional Trial Court

             3 killed                                           

Total  62 killed

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