[Statement] Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty -Lakbay-Buhay

Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty Manila- A major coalition of civil society, faith-based organizations and the Catholic Church  called on Senate Thursday, 24th May to junk all proposed bills filed to reimpose death penalty in the country due to massive social and economic implications that would…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

[Statement] Martial Law is Not the Answer! -SENTRO

Martial Law is Not the Answer! SENTRO condemns the atrocious attack on the people of Marawi perpetrated by a local terrorist group. We solidly stand with them in this tragic moment. We believe, however, that the declaration of Martial Law is a heavy-handed response to the situation that even the AFP now claims is under…

[From the web] Labor Rights Group Raises Alarm Over Militarization of Bureaucracy -CTUHR

Labor Rights Group Raises Alarm Over Militarization of Bureaucracy The labor rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) raised serious alarm over President Duterte’s appointment of military generals in his cabinet, stating that it is an ominous sign for already deteriorating human rights in the country and an increased tendency for militarist…

[In the news] Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa -GMAnews

Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/balitanghali/412778/giit-ng-ilang-human-rights-group-may-human-rights-crisis-sa-bansa/video/#small All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material. Human Rights Online Philippines does not…

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a human rights network of human rights organizations working directly on the issue of enforced disappearances in Asia, is in need of an External Evaluator for its two (2) regional projects. The qualifications for the said External Evaluator include the following: ·        …

[From the web] Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan

Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan May 12, 2017 The Congreso Internacional de Cambio Climatico (International Congress on Climate Change) took place in Huelva, Spain last May 10-12, with the theme “Finding Solutions.” There were many sessions tackling different topics on how we can all find solutions to…

[From the web] Special Rapporteur rejects misinformation about her current academic visit to Philippines -OHCHR

Special Rapporteur rejects misinformation about her current academic visit to Philippines GENEVA (5 May 2017) – The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, has released the following statement clarifying reports in the Filipino media and rejecting misinformation about her current visit to Philippines to attend an academic conference: “I am presently…

[From the web] UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings -HRW

UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings Manila Dismisses Criticism During Human Rights Review (Geneva, May 8, 2017) – Numerous United Nations member countries expressed grave concerns about thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ “war on drugs,” at the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 8, 2017. Under the UPR, the human…

[People] When the Rule of Law Fails -by Fr. Shay Cullen

When the Rule of Law Fails Fr. Shay Cullen It was by doing the right thing and alerting the police that a person with knowledge and commitment to defending children’s rights saved a 13-year-old child from possible rape and sexual abuse. The concerned person saw a 69-year-old foreign male bring a small child into a…

[Video] Shackled — domestic workers in UK

Shackled —— domestic workers in UK Published on youtube Apr 17, 2015 The International Labour Organization estimates 138,000 domestic workers living in the United Kingdom, majority of whom are female. In April 2012, to ward off immigration. Domestic workers after April 2012 were only allowed to stay initially for six months. They were also forbidden…

[From the web] The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

Philippines: The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT The war on drugs among OMCT’s top priorities Geneva, 15 March 2017 – On the occasion of the upcoming Philippines’ Universal Periodic Review on human rights by the UN, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) will this week on two occasions denounce the many…