“There are ways forward. But certainly, the international community has a role in attaining justice, especially [since] the domestic mechanisms are severely compromised,”
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‘Not enough,’ groups on UN body’s draft resolution on PH’s human rights
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the lack of substantive action from the proposed resolution might encourage more human rights violations in the country.
UN experts, rights defenders all over the world say #StopTheKillings in the Philippines
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard urged UN member States to “apply sanctions against Filipino officials who have committed, who have incited, or who have failed to investigate or prevent human rights violations including arbitrary killings.”
Group brings more cases of rights violations before United Nations
The Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines, a delegation of human rights and church groups, would deliver oral interventions before the UNHRC and meet with Geneva-based state missions and UN mandate holders and international non-government organizations.
6 killings in 6 weeks | Group to report human rights situation in PH at UN
“The human rights situation under the Aquino administration is as worrisome as the situation during the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Perpetrators from state security forces are not being held accountable for their crimes, and much worse, they get juicy promotions, thereby keeping and perpetuating themselves in power.” – Ecumenical Voice
‘What progress?’ rights group ask
By RONALYN V. OLEA
During the 21st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Philippine government claimed that it has been complying with the recommendations put forward by the council during the Universal Periodic Review, but human rights and church groups think otherwise.
The Philippines and the Universal Periodic Review
Main story: Groups score continuing rights abuses as Philippines undergoes review by UN body By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Philippines is signatory to several international agreements for the protection of human rights, foremost of which is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Philippine government signed the International Covenant on Civil and…
Groups dismayed over reelection of Philippines to the UN rights body
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan is dismayed over the reelection of the Philippines for a three-year term to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Philippines obtained the second highest number of votes during the 65th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, May 20, This…
Government Denies Culture of Impunity in its UN Human Rights Report
BY ATTY. CARLOS ISAGANI ZARATE Secretary General Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao DEM0OCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 Self-serving and illusory is how we see the government’s report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). It suppresses the real picture of the culture of impunity happening in…
Reps of Aid Donor Countries, 13 Others Question RP Rights Record in Geneva
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 10, April 13-19, 2008 Representatives of 17 countries – including four of the country’s main aid donors – raised questions on the Philippine government’s human rights record in Geneva, Switzerland on April 11 as Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who also chairs the Presidential Human…
New Watchdog Calls for Termination of RP Membership in UN Rights Body
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 9, April 6-12, 2008 A new coalition formed to observe the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) deliberation on the Philippines is calling for the termination or suspension of the country’s membership in the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). At the very least,…