[From the web] Frontline Defenders and HRDP Joint UPR 2nd Cycle Submission – Free Zone

Frontline Defenders and HRDP Joint UPR 2nd Cycle Submission

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Submission by: Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Defenders – Pilipinas
Related to: The Philippines UPR Session: 13th Session of UPR, 21 May – 4 June 2012
Submitted:28 November 2011

1. The following submission has been prepared jointly by Front Line Defenders – the International Foundation for the protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Human Rights Defenders – Pilipinas (HRDP) based on research carried out by these organisations and information received from independent human rights defenders in the Philippines from January 2008 to November 2011.

2. Front Line Defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org) is an international NGO based in Ireland with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Front Line Defenders has particular expertise on the issue of security and protection of human rights defenders and works to promote the implementation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders adopted by General Assembly resolution 53/144 of 9 December 1998.

3. HRDP is a membership organisation of individual human rights defenders actively engaging in the promotion, defence, protection and fulfilment of “human rights for all” in the Philippines on various issues including civil, political, economic, social, cultural spheres or in the field of development and peace. It focuses on the protection of human rights defenders.

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