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[From the web] Human Rights Day 2015 -OHCHR

Human Rights Day 2015 10 December Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Created in the aftermath of WWII, the two Covenants along…

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[From the web] COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert -OHCHR

COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert PARIS (3 December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox, today reminded all parties attending the Paris Climate Conference* that “States’ human rights obligations also encompass climate change,” and urged them to adopt a rights perspective…

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[From the web] Call for Public Inputs to the Philippine Declaration on Internet Rights and Principles-FMA

The Philippine Declaration on Internet Rights and Principles The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and the Internet Society Philippines held The Future of #PHInternet, the first-ever Philippine Multistakeholder Forum on Internet Governance, Human Rights, and Development last March 2015, as part of its RightsCon Southeast Asia activities. In this milestone forum that was attended by…

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[From the web] Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students- HRW

Philippines: Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students Military claims of ‘tribal war’ and denials of complicity fall flat when troops do nothing (Manila, September 24, 2015) – The Philippine military has repeatedly stood aside while paramilitary forces have attacked indigenous villages and schools in the southern region of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said…

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[From the web] Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor by Carlos Conde/HRW

Dispatches: Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW September 9, 2015 It’s been a bloodbath for the Lumad, the collective name for the indigenous peoples of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. On August 18, Philippine government soldiers allegedly killed five members of a Lumad family  –…

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[From the web] Philippine Military Owes UN’s Beyani More than an Apology By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Philippine Military Owes UN’s Beyani More than an Apology By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Chaloka Beyani, the United Nations special expert on internally displaced people, had harsh words for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Beyani, who was investigating the plight of hundreds of internally displaced members of the Lumad…

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[From the web] On the third month of Kentex factory fire DOLE challenged to hold officials accountable, scrap join assessment -CTUHR

On the third month of Kentex factory fire DOLE challenged to hold officials accountable, scrap join assessment On the 3rd month of the Kentex factory fire, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights challenged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to release the result of its investigation, hold its officials accountable  for the…

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[From the web] Fast-Track Congress Probe on Rights Abuses Congressional Delays Symbolize Failure to Tackle Impunity -HRW

Philippines: Fast-Track Congress Probe on Rights Abuses Congressional Delays Symbolize Failure to Tackle Impunity (Manila, August 12, 2015) – The Philippine House of Representatives should fast-track its investigations of alleged human rights abuses by state security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. Congress is only now acting on the 22 resolutions that legislators have filed…

[From the web] Despite Gains, Challenges Remains According to the 2014 US Human Rights Report on the Philippines

U.S. Embassy Manila Press Statement: Despite Gains, Challenges Remains According to the 2014 United States Human Rights Report on the Philippines On Tuesday, June 25, 2015 United States Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as “the Human Rights Report.” The Secretary is required each year…

[From the web] UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines -OHCHR

UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has issued a summary of an inquiry initiated on the basis of information received in 2008 from three women’s rights NGOs in the Philippines. Filipino mother holds her daughter on a…

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[From the web] New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations -OHCHR

New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Christof Heyns, has called on the UN system and other international human rights bodies to “catch up” with rapidly developing innovations in human rights fact-finding and investigations.…