[International] Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ -HRW

Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ UN Review Opportunity for Progress, Answers on Sombath Somphone (Geneva, January 19, 2015) – The government of Laos should use the United Nations Human Rights Council review of its record to pledge concrete measures to address its pervasive human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Laos will…

[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…

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

26 June 2014 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 Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, vote in favour of a…

[Statement] Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises This statement has been endorsed by a wide alliance of international networks, organizations and social movements, listed below.[1] It represents the collective expression of a growing mobilization of global civil society calling for further enhancement of international…

[Press Release] Rights groups hold nationwide candle lighting for Yolanda Victims on International Human Rights Day -TFDP

Rights groups hold nationwide candle lighting for Yolanda Victims on International Human Rights Day Call on government to prioritize the rights of victims and stop politicking In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day of 2013, human rights groups held nationwide solidarity candle lighting in several parts of the country, for victims of typhoon Yolanda…

[Press Release] Thirteen Principles Against Unchecked Surveillance Launched at United Nations -EFF

Thirteen Principles Against Unchecked Surveillance Launched at United Nations Privacy Advocates Call Upon UN Member States to End Mass Internet Spying Worldwide Geneva – At the 24th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, six major privacy NGOs, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), warned nations of the urgent need comply with…

[Press Release] Families and Advocates Against Enforced Disappearance urge Asian governments to bring the Desaparecidos home -AFAD

Families and Advocates Against Enforced Disappearance urge Asian governments to bring the Desaparecidos home On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) vows to make full use of Republic Act 10353, the Anti Enforced Disappearance Act of 2012 to bring home all Filipino desaparecidos and to…

[Solidarity] Vietnam should amend law to demonstrate Human Rights Council candidacy commitment – Vietnamese Bloggers

STATEMENT FROM A NETWORK OF VIETNAMESE BLOGGERS VIETNAM SHOULD AMEND LAW TO DEMONSTRATE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CANDIDACY COMMITMENT The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. As a candidate…

[From the web] Click ‘Like’ for Libel -PhilRights.org

Click ‘Like’ for Libel by Ramil A. Andag, PhilRights.org According to a recent TNS report, almost half (45%) of the Filipino population connects to the internet. The country has an estimated 40 million Facebook users; worldwide, the Philippines ranks 10th in Twitter use, with an estimated 9.5 million registered users. Internet use, especially social media use,…

[Statement] AFAD Statement On the 18th Anniversary of the Flame of Courage Monument and 27th year of the Disappearance of the Redemptorist priest, Fr. Rudy Romano

AFAD Statement On the 18th Anniversary of the Flame of Courage Monument and 27th year of the Disappearance of the Redemptorist priest, Fr. Rudy Romano 11 July 2012 A Liberating Sacrifice “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King In Philippine history, a number of…