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[Press Release] Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes – SM-Zoto/KPML

Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes AS THE Simbang Gabi heralds the commencement of the yuletide season for many Filipinos and with just eight days before Christmas Day, indigent children accompanied by their parents from the Metro’s urban poor communities belonging to anti-poverty groups Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo Organization (SM-ZOTO) and…

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[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

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[People] Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga

Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga Human rights defenders from around the world gathered in Manila last week to consolidate “protection platforms” for human rights workers. The meeting highlighted various protection initiatives on the ground and the challenges for their implementation. The event tracked various organizational protection systems and mechanisms as…

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[Statement] Climate justice group slams PH support for unjust climate deal -PMCJ

Climate justice group slams PH support for unjust climate deal The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), a broad coalition of 109 grassroots networks and organizations, denounced developed-country governments for pushing for an unjust climate change deal at the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru while at the same time slamming the Philippine government’s…

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[Statement] 6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum Manila Declaration II

6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum Manila Declaration II (Adopted in Manila, the Philippines, on 5 December 2014) We, more than 150 human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from 22 countries across Asia, together with other regional and international partners, participating in the 6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum…

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4th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards winners, Pasasalamat atbp.

Pagkilala at Pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga indibidwal at organisasyon na naging bahagi ng matagumpay na 4th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards ng HRONLINEPH.COM bilang pagbubukas ng isang lingong pagdiriwang ng anibersdaryo ng Pandaigdigang Deklarasyon ng Karapatang Pantao Ika-1 ng Disyembre 2014, sa Conspiracy Bar and Garden Cafe, Quezon City. Sa lahat po ng mga naging…

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[Press Release] Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report-IRCT

Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report To mark this year’s Human Rights Day, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) together with the Medical Action Group (MAG) has launched the report ‘In Pursuit of Justice’, casting a light on psychosocial support for victims of torture in legal proceedings.…

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[Press Release] Group asks UN Special Rapporteur to query Negros labor activist killings -PM

Group asks UN Special Rapporteur to query Negros labor activist killings On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Partido Manggagawa asked UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst to inquire on the killings of labor activists in Negros Occidental. “The culture of impunity and extra-judicial killings of labor…

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[Press Release] Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region

Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region The Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) urge the government to lead the way in the protection and defense of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region through…

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[Statement] Human Rights in the Aquino Administration: Failure of Leadership, No Direction, Impunity Perpetuated -PAHRA

Impunity Worsens Effects of Climate Change International Human Rights Day December 10, 2014 Human Rights in the Aquino Administration: Failure of Leadership, No Direction, Impunity Perpetuated Walang pamumuno ang administrasyong Aquino sa pagpapatupad ng karapatang pantao para sa malawak na bilang ng mamamayang Pilipino. Walang inilabas na National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP).  Walang itinakdang…

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[Blog] The Barbarism, Intolerance and Backwardness of Aceh’s Islamic “law” by Jose Mario De Vega

The Barbarism, Intolerance and Backwardness of Aceh’s Islamic “law” I refer to Antonio Zambardino’s In Pictures: New Islamic law in Indonesia, Aljazeera, December 3rd with regard to the Indonesian province of Aceh’s Islamic law which those fanatics there intends to extend to some 90, 000 non-Muslims. I joined the various Human Rights organization on their…