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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…

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[From the web] Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao By Carlos H. Conde Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure the heat in…

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[From the web] Workers Resistance, Gains, and Prospects for 2015 -CTUHR

Workers Resistance, Gains, and Prospects for 2015 (Last part of a three-part series CTUHR Yearend Report for 2014) Underneath the seemingly ‘stable industrial relations’ silenced by hosts of legal offensives  and workers’ rights violations is a resurgence of dynamic workers resistance  to reclaim their rights and score gains. The formation of All Workers Unity (AWU) …

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[From the web] EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao -RMP

EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) will launch on March 10, 2015 the “Healing the Hurt Project” to promote the Mindanao indigenous communities’ social, economic and political rights. The activity will be held at the grounds of the RGS-abandoned hospital in the center…

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[From the web] Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat

Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat, www.iidnet.org February 5, 2015 Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan, mushi-mushi, good morning everyone. Before I begin, may I invite you to stand for a minute of silence and pay tribute to the valiant lives lost on all sides including those…

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[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…