The Philippines

The Philippines: 39 States Express Serious Concern over the Philippines’ Lack of Commitment to Human Rights
28 September 2017 4:58 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 28 September 2017) – Through a joint statement delivered by Iceland on Thursday, 39 States[1] said that the human rights situation in the Philippines continues to be of serious concern, particularly in light of the thousands of killings and impunity associated with the ‘war on drugs’. The States called on the Philippines “to cooperate [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situations in ASEAN Member States
26 September 2017 11:55 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: General Debate on the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 25 September 2017 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) emphasises on regional [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines
22 September 2017 5:07 pm

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines Oral Statement Delivered by Ellecer Carlos on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 22 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Human Rights in the Philippines
20 September 2017 4:00 pm

Date: Friday, 22 September 2017 Time: 13:30-14:30 Venue: Room XV, Palais des Nations, Geneva The Philippines underwent its third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2017. Notably, over 45 states expressed their concerns on the Government’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, particularly on the thousands of cases extrajudicial killings that have been recorded. These concerns were [ Read more ]

ANNI Open Letter concerning the vote of the House of Representatives on the 2018 Budget for the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
13 September 2017 5:45 pm

H.E. Aquilino Pimentel III President of the Senate of the Philippines Senate of the Philippines Roxas Blvd. Pasay City Philippines   13 September 2017   Re: ANNI Open Letter concerning the vote of the House of Representatives on the 2018 Budget for the Commission on Human Rights   Your Excellency, With this letter, I would [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on Human Rights Situations in Several Asian Countries
10:43 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2 General Debate: Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Oral Update by the UN [ Read more ]

The Philippines Faces Barrage of Concerns at the UN Human Rights Council
8 June 2017 4:42 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 8 June 2017) – The Philippines faced international opprobrium on Wednesday at the UN Human Rights Council (Council) where 32 States jointly urged the Government to end extrajudicial killings and threats against human rights defenders. The joint statement, delivered by Iceland called on the Philippines to cooperate with human rights mechanisms by allowing the [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on States’ non-cooperation & limited access to Special Procedures in several Asian states
7 June 2017 7:21 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on High Commissioner’s Oral Update Oral Statement Delivered by Ellecer Carlos on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 07 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s statement. We share his concerns on states’ non-cooperation and [ Read more ]

HRC35 Joint Oral Statement on the Extrajudicial Killings and the ‘War on Drugs’ in the Philippines
12:23 pm

Joint Oral Statement of the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Agenda Item 3: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with UN SR on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary execution and IE on sexual orientation and gender identity 6 June 2017 Delivered by: Mr Jesus V Garganera Franciscans International and Forum Asia welcome the report[1] and statements[2] [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on the Extrajudicial Executions in the Philippines
11:48 am

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 06 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on [ Read more ]