[Statement] Human Rights scores one for a change – iDEFEND

Years of painstaking efforts to pursue justice for the victims of the war on drugs won a crucial headway today as the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution L20, seeking to report on the Philippines’ extrajudicial killings. The resolution, submitted by 39 countries headed by Iceland, urged the Philippine government to…

[In the news] Human rights group declares UN probe a victory for EJK victims -GMAnews

The In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement on Friday characterized the United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs as a “huge victory” for the families of victims of extrajudicial killings. Interviewed on Balitanghali on Friday, iDEFEND spokesperson Ellecer “Budit” Carlos said his organization, as well as…

[From the web] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines -RAPPLER.com

The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes The denouement of the United Nations Human Rights Council vote instructing its High Commissioner to “prepare a comprehensive written report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines” was…

[Statement] Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND

Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND The Philippines (Government) does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council and its membership must be rescinded or suspended for miserably failing to uphold human rights standards. The UN Human Rights Council should hold the GRP accountable to standards expected of members. The Duterte administration continues…

[From the web] UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings -HRW

UN Member States Denounce Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings Manila Dismisses Criticism During Human Rights Review (Geneva, May 8, 2017) – Numerous United Nations member countries expressed grave concerns about thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ “war on drugs,” at the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on May 8, 2017. Under the UPR, the human…

[Press Release] CSOs celebrate HR resolution of UNHRC, urges the PH government to follow through -ATM

CSOs celebrate HR resolution of UNHRC, urges the PH government to follow through Human rights (HR) groups and other organizations are celebrating as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva voted on a resolution to initiate the process to create an international legally binding instrument that will hold transnational corporations (TNCs) accountable to…

[Press Release] Social movements celebrate historic vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council

Social movements celebrate historic vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council: UNHRC moves away from voluntary standards and towards a binding treaty to prevent transnational corporations’ human rights violations Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, vote in…

[Resources] Phil. Government Report on ICCPR

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant Fourth periodic reports of States parties Philippines Introduction 1. This regular report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was prepared in accordance with the consolidated guidelines for State reports under the International Covenant on Civil and…

[Announcement] Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia) and the UPR

Dear Everyone, Good day! I wish to share with you recent website articles concerning the UPR of the Philippines. “Philippines Human Rights record reviewed by the Human Rights Council” http://www.childrightscoalitionasia.org/philippines-human-rights-record-reviewed-by-human-rights-council “HR Council adopted UPR working group report on Philippines; Government accepted 53 recommendations” http://www.childrightscoalitionasia.org/hr-council-adopted-upr-working-group-report-on-philippines-government-accepted-53-recommendations Please feel free to share this with other colleagues and networks…

[In the news] UN rights body seeks compensation for jailed Pinoy journalist -ABS-CBNnews.com

UN rights body seeks compensation for jailed Pinoy journalist ABS-CBNnews.com February 3, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) wants the Philippine government to compensate a Davao City-based journalist who has been imprisoned for criminal defamation. The UNHRC believes that the imprisonment of Alexander Adonis violated his right to free expression,…

[In the news] UNHRC: Philippine criminal libel law violates freedom of expression – InterAksyon.com

UNHRC: Philippine criminal libel law violates freedom of expression by InterAksyon.com January 29, 2012  MANILA, Philippines – In a landmark decision just recently released, the United Nation Human Rights Commission says Philippine laws criminalizing libel is “incompatible with Article 19, paragraph three of the International Covenant on Civil Political Rights (ICCPR)”, or freedom of expression.…