Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances: Philippines

In international human rights law, an enforced disappearance occurs when a person is secretly abducted by a state, political organization, or by a third party.

Population¹: 100,981,437

In the Philippines, around 2,300 people remain missing since the 1970's, according to the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD).² Amnesty International published a 2016 report regarding human rights in the Philippines that can be found here.

Find more information on The Philippine's enforced disappearances and human rights: