[From the web] UN human rights experts call for independent probe into Philippines violations -OHCHR

GENEVA (7 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the United Nations to establish an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing a sharp deterioration in the situation of human rights across the country, including sustained attacks on people and institutions defending human rights. “Given the scale and seriousness…

[Off-the-shelf] Human rights treaty bodies -OHCHR

Human rights treaty bodies What are the human rights treaty bodies? The human rights treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties. Each State party to a treaty has an obligation to take steps to ensure that everyone in the State can enjoy the rights set…

[From the web] Committee on ESCR hears from human rights institutions and CSOs from the Philippines and the Dominican Republic -OHCHR

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights hears from human rights institutions and civil society organizations from the Philippines and the Dominican Republic Civil society organizations from the Philippines International Service for Human Rights, in a joint statement on behalf of three non-governmental organisations, said that the Philippines ranked as the second most dangerous country…

[From the web] Human Rights Day 2015 -OHCHR

Human Rights Day 2015 10 December Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Created in the aftermath of WWII, the two Covenants along…

[From the web] COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert -OHCHR

COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert PARIS (3 December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox, today reminded all parties attending the Paris Climate Conference* that “States’ human rights obligations also encompass climate change,” and urged them to adopt a rights perspective…

[From the web] New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations -OHCHR

New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Christof Heyns, has called on the UN system and other international human rights bodies to “catch up” with rapidly developing innovations in human rights fact-finding and investigations.…

[From the web] Human rights 365 -OHCHR

Human rights 365 On 10 December every year, Human Rights Day commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day…

[From the web] OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan BANGKOK (13 August 2014) – We welcome the arrest by the Filipino Army of former maj. general Jovito Palparan, which represents an important step towards addressing impunity for serious human rights abuses in the Philippines. Palparan was arrested this Tuesday after three years in-hiding. He was indicted in 2011 for…

[Press Release] Thailand and Gabon first States to ratify new UN treaty giving children access to justice at the international level -Ratify OP3CRC

Thailand and Gabon first States to ratify new UN treaty giving children access to justice at the international level. Geneva/Manila, 26 September 2012 – Thailand and Gabon are the first countries to ratify the new international treaty on children’s rights, which allows children and their representatives to report rights violations to the UN Committee on…

[Resources] Torture and ill-treatment in the Philippines–Implementation of the Anti-Torture Act

Torture and ill-treatment in the Philippines–Implementation of the Anti-Torture Act  The Alternative Report jointly prepared and submitted by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), the Medical Action Group (MAG) and the Balay Rehabilitation Center to the UN Human Rights Committee, 106th Session (October 15-Novemner 2, 2012) for the Philippines Fourth Periodic Report on…

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

Indigenous Fellowship Programme English speaking programme (sessions imparted in English): The English speaking component of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) was established in 1997. The Fellows are based at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The programme is an inter-active process, which consists of briefings on…