This year, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines is carrying out the Philippine Election 2022 International Observer Mission (IOM). In the context of intensifying political conflict and attacks on the people, dozens of individuals are travelling to the country from around the world to act as observers. These observers have documented elections-related human rights violations including voter fraud, intimidation, and even arrests or killings.
The initial reports of these observers have been collected and published in the Interim Report of the IOM. The report contains regional reports from IOM observers in five regions of the Philippines. It also details human rights violations that occurred in the context of the elections such as killings, abductions, threats, harassment, red-tagging, and more. Further reports and analysis will be published in the final report of the IOM near the end of June.