[Statement] Indigenous Women Speak out: Anti-Terrorism Act is a direct threat to us as rights defenders -LILAK

Indigenous Women Speak out: Anti-Terrorism Act is a direct threat to us as rights defenders 7 August 2020 Indigenous women speak out and stood up against the Anti-Terror Act. They filed a petition before the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of Republic Act 11479. Surmounting the challenges and difficulties of fulfilling technical legal requirements, Teresa…

[Resources/Campaign] What is torture?

  “In 1987, the Convention against #Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into force. It was an important step in the much-needed process of globalising #humanrights and acknowledging that torture, and all forms of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, are absolutely and universally illegal. In 1997, the United Nations…

[Press Release] Groups accuse MMDC of new violations -ATM

Groups accuse MMDC of new violations Anti-mining Coalition in Cantilan, Nagpakabana Na CarCanMadCarLanon (NNC), once again declared battle against MarcVentures Mining Development Corporations (MMDC) for the company’s alleged violation of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau’s (MGB) stoppage order issued on April 22, 2014. According to NNC, MMDC has been doing full mining operations in Cabangahan,…

[Statement] CSO Recommendations for the ASEAN Secretary-General and the ASEAN Secretariat

The 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Representative of Civil Society Organizations Note: Based from the information shared by our source… On Friday, 1 November 2013, in Jakarta, Representatives of Civil Society Organizations (Including the source, a representative of FORUM-ASIA) attended the 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN…

[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…

[Event] Red-Baiting Forum 2013 -IPON

Red-Baiting Forum 2013 As a follow-up to our 2012 Red-Baiting Conference we cordially invite you to our Red-Baiting Forum 2013 (on October 4th at UP Balay Kalinaw, Quezon City) Based on the talks and results of the two previous forums, objective of the Red-Baiting Forum 2013 is to bring together Philippine state actors, international actors…

[Statement] ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Limited by ‘morality’ -Southeast Asian Women´s Caucus on ASEAN

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Limited by ‘morality’ Say Women’s Organisations The   Southeast Asian Women´s Caucus on ASEAN has expressed disappointment in the final version of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) adopted by ASEAN leaders on 18 November 2012. The Women´s Caucus said that the Declaration has too many limitations and loopholes to be useful.…

[Statement] JOINT STATEMENT OF the 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 Phnom Penh, 16 November 2012

JOINT STATEMENT OF the 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 Phnom Penh, 16 November 2012 Preamble The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People‟s Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 took place on the 14-16 November 2012. The event, attended by over 500 delegates, included not only participants from ASEAN member states but also representatives invited…

[Event] Takbo ‘Te: Run for Equality

The Proud to be LGBT Campaign, the UPD College of Human Kinetics Student Council, and Take Back the Tech PH bring you Takbo ‘Te: Run for Equality In cooperation with UP Phi Delta Alpha Sorority, Bukluran Students’ Alliance, Queer Archers, and UPD SPECTRUM Also brought to you by the League of Varsity Leaders in UP…

[Resources] UN HRC- Participation in the reporting process, Guidelines For NGOs -CCPR

UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE- Participation in the reporting process Guidelines For Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) “These guidelines make readily available to all NGOs the expertise which the Centre for Civil and Political Rights has accrued in the area of the reporting process. The combination of detailed practical and substantive information should make these Guidelines extremely useful in…