[Statement] A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope -TFDP

A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) joins the call, locally and internationally, for accountability of the Philippine State for the widespread extrajudicial killings being perpetrated in the name of the war on drugs and crime. We implore the government to heed the recommendations of the United…

[In the news] Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa -GMAnews

Giit ng ilang human rights group, may human rights crisis sa bansa http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/balitanghali/412778/giit-ng-ilang-human-rights-group-may-human-rights-crisis-sa-bansa/video/#small All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material. Human Rights Online Philippines does not…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[From the web] ASIA: Violations of freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings denounced in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines -AHRC

ASIA: Violations of freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings denounced in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines HRC section: Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings speaker: Ms. Tyrell Haberkorn An Oral Statement to the 20th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal…

[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…

[Press Release] Recommendations by UN will make real difference to Philippine victims of torture, IRCT says

IRCT IN GENEVA Recommendations by UN will make real difference to Philippine victims of torture, IRCT says 30-05-2012 Torture in the Philippines was among the primary focuses of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the country’s Universal Periodic Review yesterday. More than 15 states focused on torture in their recommendations to improve human rights…

[In the news] Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog -InterAksyon.com

Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog Lira Dalangin-Fernandez May 21, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III’s human rights record after nearly two years in office remains wanting as his government failed to successfully prosecute a single suspect in pending cases, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said…

[From the web] Human Rights Council UPR to commence 2nd cycle with 13th Working Group session on 21 May to 4 June 2012 -www.ohchr.org

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review to commence second cycle with thirteenth Working Group session to be held from 21 May to 4 June 2012 UPR Working Group to Review Human Rights Records of 14 States 15 May 2012 The thirteenth session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be…

[Event] Forum on the Joint Civil Society Report for the 2nd cycle of the UPR 13th Session

April 20, 2012 Dear fellow human rights defender, The Philippines, among other States Parties, will be the focus of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 13th session from May 21-June 4, 2012 by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. The UPR is a process which provides “the opportunity for each State to declare what actions…

[From the web] Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012

Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012 INTRODUCTION In this submission, prepared for the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines taking place in May-June 2012, Amnesty International comments on the government’s implementation of recommendations supported by the Philippines during its previous UPR in 2008, including recommendations concerning women’s rights, torture, extra-judicial executions, and…