[Statement] Advancing ASEAN Peoples’ Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratisation -ACSC/APF

Statement of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2014 Advancing ASEAN Peoples’ Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratisation We, more than 3,000 delegates from civil society, peoples’ and grassroots organisations and individuals in Myanmar, the ASEAN region and beyond, jointly discussed a wide range of thematic and systematic issues currently confronting…

[Press Release] Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies

Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies Civil Society from a number of ASEAN countries have just convened at the 6th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights in Jakarta from 1-2 October 2013. Over 80 participants from more than 59 organizations, both within and outside the ASEAN region gathered to discuss…

[Urgent Appeal] Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 24, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III Issues: Violent Dispersal; Harassment and Intimidation; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize; Physical Injuries; Command Responsibility ________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,…

[Resources] STILL WINDOW-DRESSING A Performance Report on the Third Year of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 2011-2012 -Forum Asia

STILL WINDOW-DRESSING A Performance Report on the Third Year of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 2011-2012 The year under review, 2012, saw AICHR take limited steps in the direction of transparency and consultation with civil society. Some of these steps addressed criticism and reflect recommendations that our previous reports had highlighted: We…

10 PartyOnmyList

10 PartyOnmyList Late na, pero ika nga “it’s better late than never.” Here is the simplified version of HRonlinePH.com’s 10 PartyonmyList. Human rights ang issues and truly for the marginalized sectors of our society which voters can or may consider in voting for the #RightVote Partylist. Uunahin na po natin ang mga nag-endorso ng 10Pt…

[Appeal] AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances in the region -SAPA TFAHR

26 April 2013 H.E. Pehin Dato Dr. Awang Hj. Ahmad bin Hj. Jumat Chairperson ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Jalan Subok, Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam BD 2710 Tel: (673) 226 1177, 226 1291-5 Fax: (673) 226 1709, 2904 Email: aseanbru@mfa.gov.bn, bruneirep.aichr@gmail.com Your Excellency, Re: AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances…

[Statement] of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event

ASEAN SOGI Caucus: We are ASEAN Statement of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event. We, theASEAN SOGI Caucus[i] are deeplyoutraged and concerned by the decision of the National Organizing Committee(NOC) of Brunei Darussalam‘s to restrict discussions and limit civil…

[Press Release] Rights groups launch Tao Muna-Hindi Mina campaign, urge candidates to prioritize human rights over mining

Rights groups launch Tao Muna-Hindi Mina campaign, urge candidates to prioritize human rights over mining Members of Civil Society, Faith based organizations and Human Rights Defenders working against destructive mining in the country launched a campaign dubbed as “TAO MUNA-HINDI MINA!” to challenge candidates to take up a 10 point Human Rights Agenda on Mining…

[Statement] More than action, we need political will -CLRD

More than action, we need political will The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. (CLRD) condemns in strongest term the massacre of members of the B’laan tribe on 18 October 2012 in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur. The killing was beyond inhumane, a violation not only of the human rights of the victims but is…

[In the news] Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions -InterAksyon.com

Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions By InterAksyon.com October 6, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Organizations and individuals who have filed petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act have agreed to join forces and mount concerted actions to press their demand to scrap the controversial statute, beginning with a rally before the Supreme Court on…

[In the news] 5 reasons NGOs reject current version of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration -InterAksyon.com

5 reasons NGOs reject current version of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration By Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com September 13, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Nongovernmental organizations on Thursday rejected the draft of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration they were shown for consultation and which is set for ratification by the regional bloc’s 10 member-states at their summit in…