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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.…

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[From the web] UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights -OHCHR

UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights GENEVA 2 June 2015 – A number of free trade and investment agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are currently being negotiated. A group of UN experts* have issued the…

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[From the web] Child protection advocacy, an eye-opener for teachers -CLRD

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY, AN EYE-OPENER FOR TEACHERS. Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. (CLRDC) organized a whole day seminar that aims to broaden the knowledge of the teachers from Barangay 176 Bagong Silang, Caloocan City on Child Protection Laws and Policies.  The seminar entitled: “Basic Paralegal Orientation on Child Protection Policies for Teachers of…

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[From the web] ASIA: “We need a new frontier in the human rights field. This frontier is the frontier of institutional reform.” by Basil Fernando/AHRC

ASIA: “We need a new frontier in the human rights field. This frontier is the frontier of institutional reform.” by Basil Fernando This is a speech delivered by Basil Fernando at The Fifth Human Rights Cities Forum- As the Keynote address for the Special Session on Asian Human Rights – Human Rights in Asia and…

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[From the web] ACSC/ APF2015: ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty -humanrightsinasean.info

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum 2015: ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty Civil society organisations from ASEAN countries are urging the grouping’s governments to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view of completely abolishing the greatest violation of the right to life – state-sanctioned killing.…

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[From the web] CHRP’s answer to the PAHRA’s LTE “Stop corruption, human rights violations inside CHRP” published in PDI

Below was the letter to the Editor of Mr. Max De Mesa of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), published last March 27, 2015 in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the scanned copy of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) answer. Read on… Stop corruption, human rights violations inside CHRP. Calling all…