[Resources] Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders -HRD-P

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[Urgent Appeal] Arbitrary arrest of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and a member of OMCT General Assembly

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[Press Release] UN Human Rights Committee review revealed “several areas of deficit” in the Philippine human rights records

UN Human Rights Committee review revealed “several areas of deficit” in the Philippine human rights records Geneva 15 – 16 October 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Committee concluded the examination of the fourth periodic report of the Philippines on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This review took…

[Resources] Manual on human rights reporting under six major international human rights instruments -OHCHR

MANUAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING UNDER SIX MAJOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS UNITED NATIONS Geneva, 1997 The promotion of the respect for human rights is one of the essential purposes of the United Nations. The commitment to “promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all with out distinction as to…

[Resources] Submission of KARAPATAN to UNHRC for ICCPR

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[Event] Aug 21: PMCJ Climate Finance Capacity Building Seminar

Aug 21: PMCJ Climate Finance Capacity Building Seminar Ika-16 ng Agosto 2012 Sa ika-21 ng Agosto (Martes), 2:00-5:00 ng hapon ay nag-organisa ang Working Group on Climate Finance ng isang capacity-building Seminar tungkol sa Climate Finance para sa mga kampanyador. Layunin nito na magkaroon ng mas malalim na pang-unawa ang mga kampanyador sa kalagayang pang-pinansya…

[Urgent Action] Killing of an anti-mining advocate in Salcedo, Eastern Samar -The Observatory

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[From the web] Indigenous Fellowship Programme -www.ohchr.org

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[From the web] Philippine Rights Delegation at the UN Calls for Justice for Filipina Human Rights Defenders, Raise Child Rights Violations under Aquino -KARAPATAN

Philippine Rights Delegation at the UN Calls for Justice for Filipina Human Rights Defenders, Raise Child Rights Violations under Aquino [Geneva, 9 March 2012] Speaking at a side event organized by the International Service for Human Rights and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition during the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council…