Featured Photos: Robert A. Swift Commences Distribution Process for Marcos Human Right Litigation
In the landmark human rights case against Ferdinand E. Marcos, Robert A. Swift is distributing compensation to victims of the Martial Law regime at 15 locations throughout the Philippines.
“It was gratifying to finally, after more than two decades, distribute compensation to Filipino human rights victims. The claimants were truly the poorest of the poor. The death of a loved one had taken an emotional and financial toll on their lives. Many were older and hardship was evident on their wrinkled, wizened faces. The oldest to appear was 89 years old though quite a few were in their 70s and early 80s. Most traveled by bus, sometimes with money loaned from relatives. Depending on where they lived, some traveled to my distribution center for as many as 10 hours, often at night.” – Robert A. Swift