Case HistoryStatus: Killed
Juan Macababbad was a human rights defender, public interest lawyer and the Vice Chair of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM). He was also a member of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL). Juan provided free legal service to poor and marginalized communities and also served as legal counsel for indigenous people, teachers and political prisoners. The human rights defender was a part of several fact-finding missions, including on the massacre of indigenous peoples’ leaders in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.