The Philippines

HRC45 Joint Oral Statement on Item 10: General Debate
7 October 2020 5:29 pm

45th session of the Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate Oral statement delivered by Stella Anastasia, Human Rights Advisor and Network Coordinator at World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on behalf of 14 organisations, including FORUM-ASIA 5th October 2020 Thank you, Madam President. On behalf of 14 organisations, including colleagues in the Philippines, we are [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 5: Interactive Dialogue with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights on the report of the Secretary-General on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights
2 October 2020 2:56 pm

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: Interactive Dialogue with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights on the report of the Secretary-General on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights Oral Statement Delivered by Benny Agus Prima On behalf of the Asian Forum [ Read more ]

From Our Member Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw (Balaod Mindanaw), The Philppines – Arrest of alleged child traffickers
1:25 am

Arrest of alleged child traffickers Human trafficking and online sexual exploitation have greatly advanced in making human beings as a commodity especially in this rapidly globalized world. This monstrosity is an organized crime of the perpetrators and its customers. They must pay the price from gaining profit of the victims. KASO commends the arrest of two alleged human traffickers — [ Read more ]

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch: Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration
24 September 2020 4:31 pm

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration Tuesday, 29 September 2020 2-5 PM (GMT+7) R.S.V.P.  Click here to register by 12 PM 29 September 2020 Migration trends have been on the rise, particularly in Southeast [ Read more ]

HRC45 Side Event: Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines – The HRC and its responsibility to ensure accountability
21 September 2020 5:05 pm

Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines: The HRC and its responsibility to ensure accountability Since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in June 2016, the human rights situation in the Philippines has undergone a dramatic decline. In July 2019, Human Rights Council resolution 41/2 mandated the High Commissioner to prepare a comprehensive written report on the [ Read more ]

HRC45 Side Event: ‘War on Drugs’ in the Philippines – Eyewitnesses, Nightcrawlers… Accountability?
18 September 2020 5:04 pm

The Nightcrawlers is an unflinching exposé of Philippines President Duterte’s war on drugs, in which some claim over 20,000 people have been killed. Join ‘War on Drugs’ in the Philippines: Eyewitnesses, 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭crawlers… Accountability?, a live online debate on the documentary, extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and the ‘war on drugs’. Date: 23 September 2020 Time: [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner
17 September 2020 10:41 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner Oral Statement Delivered by Dhwani Nagpal On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020   Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s update and echoes her [ Read more ]

[Joint Letter] The Philippines: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation
27 August 2020 6:41 pm

To member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Re: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation in the Philippines Geneva, 27 August 2020 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned civil society organizations, write to express our continued grave concern over ongoing extrajudicial [ Read more ]

The Government of the Philippines must end the killings of human rights activists and defenders
19 August 2020 5:18 pm

(Bangkok, 19 August 2020) ‒ The Philippine government should immediately end the killings of activists and human rights defenders and ensure credible, transparent investigations and accountability for the lives which have been lost, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said in a statement today. Human rights activist Zara Alvarez was gunned down [ Read more ]

[Joint Press Release] The State of the Nation under Duterte: Four years of deteriorating human rights and democracy
27 July 2020 2:15 pm

The State of the Nation under Duterte:  Four years of deteriorating human rights and democracy (Bangkok, 27 July 2020) ‒ Duterte’s four years in power have been characterised by the systematic erosion of human rights, and the failure of governance and democracy, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and six of [ Read more ]