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Various groups have called for a review of the Paris Principles, the new guidelines adopted by the United Nations (UN) in defining child soldiers. By not distinguishing between combatants and non-combatants, the Paris Principles, they said, place children in rebel-influenced areas in danger as they are de-facto labeled as child soldiers and therefore, open targets…

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found the Arroyo government guilty of violating the rights of human rights defenders Eden Marcellana and Eddie Gumanoy. Marcellana, then Karapatan-Southern Tagalog secretary general and Gumanoy, local peasant leader, were abducted and killed in April 2003. Witnesses point to the “Bonnet Gang,” a paramilitary group linked with…

Frustrated with the lack of government measures to address the problem of killings and other rights abuses, lawyers’ groups resolved to seek the help of the United Nations to curb the continuing attacks against Filipino lawyers and judges. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Frustrated with the lack of government measures to address…

BY BULATLAT Leaders of two progressive organizations went to Geneva, Switzerland to raise ‘Philippine government’s violations to human rights and economic, social and cultural rights’ before the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors…

BY BULATLAT An organization of US-based Filipino activists has warned Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that not everyone in the Filipino-American community will welcome her visit there this week. Arroyo will be attending the 63rd United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York starting this week. According to Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Arroyo will be bringing along…

by Someshwar Singh South-North Development Monitor – Third World Network Dec. 1999 Geneva, 21 Dec 99 — More than half of the world’s population in 75 countries is subject to unilateral coercive economic measures or ‘sanctions’ by one country alone – the United States of America – according to a recent report by the United…