The Philippines

[Public Report] Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
1 October 2021 8:40 am

Executive Summary On August 9 and 10, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted the Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia, which was graced by over 75 participants from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of [ Read more ]

[Publication] Outcome Document from the Virtual Conference on ‘Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia’
30 September 2021 12:46 pm

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout Southeast Asia. The health crisis has also catalysed the rise of authoritarianism, the over-securitisation of societies, and systemic efforts to suppress democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in the region. Hence, it is critical to activate, strengthen and protect spaces and mechanisms for civil society to defend human rights [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms
29 September 2021 7:59 am

48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms  Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 29 September [ Read more ]

[Media Lines] Philippines: ICC investigation on the Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ paves the way towards accountability
16 September 2021 6:31 pm

On the opening of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation on alleged ‘crimes against humanity’ in the Philippines, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: FORUM-ASIA welcomes the International Criminal Court Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision to open an investigation on the Philippines, and supports its efforts towards accountability for the crimes against humanity in the context [ Read more ]

‘You need to journey with the people in your support system for them to fully understand your work, and the risks and challenges that come with it.’ ‒ Interview with Cheryl P. Polutan (Che), Programmes Officer at Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK)
10 September 2021 1:17 pm

‘In conjunction with International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples last month, FORUM-ASIA talked with Cheryl P. Polutan (Che), Programme Officer at Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), FORUM-ASIA’s member in the Philippines. In the interview, Che shared with us how she works to empower indigenous women to be recognised for their contributions in [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dakila, the Philippines – Statement on the Philippines’ State of the Nation Address 2021
10 August 2021 9:45 pm

Dakila, our member from the Philippines, published an active vista statement about the state of the Nation address 2021. 𝗗𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗟𝗔 – 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗱 This year marks the last year of the Duterte administration and today, President Duterte will deliver his last State [ Read more ]

HRC47 Joint Oral Statement on Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
2 July 2021 8:34 pm

47th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Extraducial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Delivered by Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) on behalf of 19 national and international organisations Thursday, 1 July 2021   Madame President, I speak on behalf of 19 national and [ Read more ]

[HRC47 Civil Society Side Event] Authorizing the assault on the poor and active citizens in the Philippines
28 June 2021 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Time: 12 AM – 1.30 PM (CEST) / 5 PM – 6.30 PM (ICT) / 6 PM – 7.30 PM (PHT) Venue: Zoom / Live from PAHRA social media Registration: tinyurl.com/HRC47Philippines  **** In June 2020, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights released a comprehensive report which reveals that there [ Read more ]

[Live Discussion]: Exacting Accountabilities: ICC prosecutor’s Request to Investigate the Philippines, A Step Closer to Justice
16 June 2021 8:55 pm

Date: 17 June 2021 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Bangkok time (GMT +7) // 4:00 – 6:00 PM Manila time (GMT +8) Platform: Youtube Live, Facebook Live and Twitter Live available on iDefend’s Official Page Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/ICCOnline21 (English interpretation will be available on Zoom)   On 14 June 2021, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda requested an [ Read more ]

Philippines: International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s recommendation for a full investigation a step towards accountability
15 June 2021 6:02 pm

(15 June 2021, Bangkok) – Thousands of people who have fallen victim to the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines are now a step closer to justice should a recommendation for a full investigation into suspected crimes against humanity by International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda be accepted by the court’s judges. ‘The ICC [ Read more ]