[In the news] ‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ -InterAksyon.com

‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ By Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com December 18, 2012 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said soldiers mistook botanist Leonard Co and his companions as communist rebels when they fired at Co’s group two years ago in Kananga, Leyte. Although the Army operation was was “legitimate,”…

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[Urgent Appeals] Indigenous activist accused of being a rebel is exonerated -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous activist accused of being a rebel is exonerated ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; human rights defenders; indigenous people; victim’s assistance & protection NEW REPORT: Special Report: The Philippines‘ hollow human rights system http://www.article2.org/pdf/v11n0203.pdf Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is pleased to inform you that an indigenous villager, one of the claimants of…

[Event] RTD – lobbying on pending recommendations on the UPR and Discussion on the tripartite monitoring of implementation of UPR RECOMMENDATIONS

RTD – LOBBYING ON PENDING RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE UPR and DISCUSSION ON THE TRIPARTITE MONITORING OF IMPLEMENTATION OF UPR RECOMMENDATIONS JULY 11, 2012 9:30 – 2:30 pm Multi-Purpose Hall, Commission on Human RIghts Please be ready with lobbying papers on your particular concerns. will appreciate confirmation of attendance addressed to : Dir. Karen Dumpit :…

[From the web] “AN OVERVIEW OF CHR WORK OVER THE PAST NINETEEN MONTHS” September 1, 2011 to April 2012 by Hon. Loretta Ann Rosales

Speech of Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales During the ANNI Activity April 23, 2012 “AN OVERVIEW OF CHR WORK OVER THE PAST NINETEEN MONTHS” September 1, 2011 to April 2012 Civil Society Politics and the Paris Principles There are advantages and disadvantages to being a member of the human rights movement which helped topple the Marcos…

[From the web] Human rights center opens in Zambo City -Zamboanga Today

Human rights center opens in Zambo City http://www.zamboangatoday.ph Lawyers, advocates and community volunteers from non-governmental organizations who have helped to protect and promote the human rights of all conflict-affected people of Mindanao inaugurated yesterday the Zamboanga City-based satellite office of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC). The inauguration ceremony held at Saavedra Street in…

[In the news] Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers -INQUIRER.net

Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers. By Leila Salaverria Philippine Daily Inquirer February 20, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—Indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk have turned to the Commission on Human Rights to get their voices heard in their struggle against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) project, which they said…

[Statement] Struggle for a larger freedom of information -PAHRA

STRUGGLE FOR A LARGER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION February 10, 2012 The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) welcomes the initial gains of a convergent struggle towards a larger freedom of information. PAHRA acknowledges the advances made so far in the proposed bill by the staunch supporters in the legislative branch, the contribution of and…

[Event] Launching of CSO-Peoples Monitoring Mechanism – PAHRA

LAUNCHING : CSO-Peoples Monitoring Mechanism Date: December 8, 2011 Time: 2PM Venue: CHR The motivation of a systematic CSO-Peoples Monitoring Mechanism is the desire of the CSOs to contribute to the prevention of and the breaking of impunity. Impunity was identified by Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Philip Alston remains the principal…

[Event] Discussion of AFP Human Rights Office Guidelines on Reporting of HRV Complaints, Monitoring and Feedback system

Philippines Alliance of  Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Commission on Human  Rights (CHR) INVITATION Discussion of  AFP  Human Rights Office Guidelines on Reporting of  HRV Complaints, Monitoring and Feedback system November 16, 2011 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CHR Multipurpose Hall, 3rd Floor NOTE: According to Col. Domingo Tutaan, Chief of AFP HR Office, his office…