[Appeal] Civil Society’s Concerns on Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Must Be Adequately Addressed -ANNI

27 May 2015 President Benigno S. Aquino III Presidential Communications Operations Office 3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacañang Compound Email: op@president.gov.ph Dear Mr. President, Re: Civil Society’s Concerns on Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Must Be Adequately Addressed The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) writes to you to…

[People] CHR’s Personnel Arising Against “Midnight” Appointment of Executive Director by Commissioners Rosales, Cardona and Dela Cruz -by Max De Mesa

Commission on Human Rights’ Personnel Arising Against “Midnight” Appointment of Executive Director by Commissioners Rosales, Cardona and Dela Cruz April 25, 2015 The arising of more than 100 personnel to register their strong protest against an appointment to the institution’s adjudged as done in “indecent haste” augers well for a renewal of good governance in…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[From the web] PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission

PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission. The discovery of a ‘torture wheel’ “inside a private subdivision in Laguna,” which is under the control of intelligence officers in Biñan, Laguna, where detainees arrested for illegal drugs are tortured and held, drew outrage as to how the police conduct its…

[In the news] Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved -INQUIRER.net

Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved 41 detainees maltreated at secret PNP facility By Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 29, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — Ten Philippine National Police officers have been sacked following revelations they played a so-called “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility to extract information from criminal suspects and…

[From the web] Inter-Agency Com on ELK & Enforced Disappearance Guidelines for Investigation & Prosecution

Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings and Enforced Disappearance Meet to Adopt Guidelines for Investigation and Prosecution Source: http://www.doj.gov.ph On April 18, 2013, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons, chaired by the Department of Justice (DOJ), held its…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Appeal] Court records, military asset and mil docus used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-010-2013 3 April 2013 [RE: AHRC-UAU-036-2012: PHILIPPINES: Two urban poor leaders and 30 others falsely charged with murder] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Court records, military asset and military documents were used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of…

[Event] The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration -CHR

INVITATION TO CSOs and HRDs The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration March 18, 2013 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm CHR Multipurpose Hall main resource speaker: Prof. Virginia B. Dandan Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity Please refer to attached documents for reference. Will…

[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,”…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[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 Click to access v11n0203.pdf Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is pleased to inform you that an indigenous villager, one 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 :…