Tags: Universal Periodic Review

Using Trump-speak at UNHR review

Ally of Rodrigo Duterte employs Trump-speak to deny that the President’s policy [on his ‘war on drugs’] has resulted in more than 7,000 being killed by death squads and vigilantes.” Thus says the feisty Guardian, a leading British newspaper, in reporting online about Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano’s statement last Monday before the United Nations Human…

Credibility problem

The Philippine delegation to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) co-chaired by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra has a credibility problem. Its name is Rodrigo Duterte. The UNHRC is looking into the Philippine human rights record…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“They [members of the international community] know that the Philippine government has not lived up to its commitment to completely eliminate extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture.” – Fr. Jonash Joyohoy of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and co-head of delegation of the Philippine UPR Watch

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The whole world knows of the failure of the Aquino government to bring to justice human rights violators like Gen. Jovito Palparan and of the horrendous, less than one percent conviction rate of perpetrators of political killings on top of the snail-paced justice system.” – Fr. Rex RB. Reyes, NCCP

Sidebar: The Philippines and the Universal Periodic Review

Rights groups to file complaint vs Aquino administration

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…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 The 44-man team led by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who also chairs the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC), to present the Philippine National Report (PNR) on the country’s human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in…

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…

“The Philippine National Report is significant not for what it says but for what it does not say. It is a selective, one-sided, self-serving account of the Philippine government’s so-called achievements and best practices in fulfilling its human rights obligations. It is a brazen attempt to hide the truth and evade accountability for the Arroyo…

“What business does a notorious human rights violator, the chief butcher of Arroyo, have speaking on human rights and to the UNHRC no less?” said Fidel Agcaoili, head of the Human Rights Monitoring Committee of the NDFP, in reaction to the appointment of Eduardo Ermita as head of the government delegation to the United Human…