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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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[Event] Basta Run Against Torture (BRAT IX) -UATC

On June 27, join Amnesty International Philippines in Basta Run Against Torture (BRAT)! bit.ly/aiph_events The United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (IDSVT) is commemorated around the world on the 26th of June every year. This year, Amnesty International, will focus on combating impunity and ensuring accountability of perpetrators and duty…

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[Urgent Appeal] Continuing harassment of farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumalo, Hermosa, Bataan -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL June 19, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Continuing harassment of members of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Barangay Sumalo (SANAMABASU), farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumalo, Hermosa, Bataan ISSUES: Right not to be deprived of means of subsistence; Access to Justice; Right to Peace and Order Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to…

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[People] The folly of our ‘freedom’ by Fr. Shay Cullen

The folly of our ‘freedom’ Fr. Shay Cullen June 13, 2015 Freedom can mean many things. On Independence Day, what is remembered and celebrated is freedom from colonial rule, from occupation by another nation. Some politicians and nationalists celebrate it as the “granting of Independence,” as if it was a gift that was bestowed by…

[Call for endorsement] Asia Pacific Civil Society’s Demands for the Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Unity Statement Asia Pacific Civil Society’s Demands for the Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights This statement originates from the Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on the Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on the Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights, May 1-3, 2015 Chiang Mai, Thailand, co-convened by the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural…

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[Statement] Aksyon Klima Pilipinas on Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Humanity as Stewards of the Earth

Aksyon Klima Pilipinas statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Humanity as Stewards of the Earth 17 June 2015 Aksyon Klima Pilipinas (AK), a dynamic network of 43 civil society organizations working on various climate change and development issues, embraces the much-anticipated encyclical of Pope Francis on climate change. As Pope Francis pointed out during the 20th…

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[Urgent Appeal] Continuing harassment of members of Bugho Farmers Association (BFA), farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Matica, Ormoc, Leyte

URGENT APPEAL June 18, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Continuing harassment of members of Bugho Farmers Association (BFA), farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Matica, Ormoc, Leyte ISSUES: Right not to be deprived of means of subsistence; Access to Justice; Right to Peace and Order URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)…

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[Press Release] Green groups sue DENR and mining bureau -ATM

Green groups sue DENR and mining bureau An environmental group from the town of Sta. Cruz in Zambales recently filed a case against DENR officials, demanding the resumption of suspension orders against mining companies operating in the area. Local people’s organization Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz Zambales (CCOS) is awaiting the decision of the Court…

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[Statement] DEPED should break its silence on the PEI -TDC

DEPED should break its silence on the PEI To once and for all, erase all the doubts and worries of Public school teachers on the bonus called PEI or productivity enhancement incentive, we again urge the Department of Education (DepEd) to issue an official statement on the status of this incentive and assure the teachers…

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[Statement] Call for Justice for All Domestic Workers! -Kanlungan

Call for Justice for All Domestic Workers! We celebrate International Domestic Workers day, recognising the significant contribution of domestic workers to the global economy and to everyone’s lives. We must unite on this workers day in international solidarity to demand human and labour rights and justice for all women and men who perform domestic work.…

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[Featured site] It’s Never Hard To Be GREEN facebook page

Youth campaign to protect our environment and the right to safe sound and balance ecology! Safe, balance and healthy environment is essential to the realisation of human rights not only of the present but of the future generation. Each of us depends on protecting the environment as the resource base for all life. INFORM, INSPIRE THE…

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[Right-up] Isang Bukas na Liham para sa so-called Executive Director Daw ng National Historical Book Selling Commission of the Felipins -Ni Jose Mario De Vega

Isang Bukas na Liham para sa so-called Executive Director Daw ng National Historical Book Selling Commission of the Felipins Ika-12, ng Hunyo 2015 “Senor” Badoy, Maligayang bati nang huwad na kalayaan ng inyong “republika Filipina”.[1] Ang bukas na liham kong ito sa inyong tanggapan na walang pondo ay mariin kong tugon at pagtutol ko naman…

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[Press Release] Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines -DAKILA

Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for Freedom on Independence Day Pedal Power for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines In line of the celebration of Independence Day, DAKILA, in partnership with Centralian Cruisers Cycling Club (C4) gathered cyclists and advocates for the Independence Day Freedom Ride in Iloilo City. Iloilo hosted the 117th celebration…

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[Campaign] Take the #ItsNeverHardToBeGreen challenge!

Express your concern to the environment by recording a video of your talent and dedicate it to the cause. Then challenge three (3) of your friends to do the same. Upload your video to your facebook account together with the sentences below. “I am sharing my talent to inform and inspire people to act for…