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[Off the shelf] Squatters of Capital: Regimes of Dispossession and the production of subaltern sites in urban land conflicts in the Philippines by Christopher John “CJ” Chanco

Squatters of Capital: Regimes of Dispossession and the production of subaltern sites in urban land conflicts in the Philippines by Christopher John “CJ” Chanco Read full paper @www.academia.edu Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and…

[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…

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[Press Release] Not alone, never forgotten -UATC

UNITED AGAINST TORTURE COALITION Press Release 27 June 2015 Not alone, never forgotten Activists all over the world took to the streets to demand justice for torture survivors on International Day for Victims of Torture. In the Philippines, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) conducted its 9th BRAT! or Basta! Run Against Torture with more…

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[Statement] Breaking the silence from torture impunity -MAG

Statement from the Medical Action Group, Inc. June 26, 2015 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (IDSVT) Breaking the silence from torture impunity Torture is considered a crime under the international human rights law. It is prohibited everywhere, at all times, and no exceptional circumstances whatsoever can be used to justify it. However,…

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[People] Justice where are you ? by Fr. Shay Cullen

Justice where are you ? Fr. Shay Cullen. Lady Justice is pictured blindfolded holding a scales and a sword. That needs to be changed. She needs to be seen as a clear eyed loving mother protecting children. Maria 10 years-old was raped by the live-partner of her mother. With the help of good neighbors and…

[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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[Announcement] ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity Experience the beauty of our biodiversity, the source of all our basic needs! Help us photograph Southeast Asia’s biodiversity! Join the Third ASEAN Zooming in on Biodiversity Photo Contest. Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of…

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[Solidarity] Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists -Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally -HRW

Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists –Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally (New York, June 27, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 26, 2015 in Bangkok, police…

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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…