The Philippines

Philippines: Justice Demanded for Kidapawan Farmers
8 April 2016 11:39 am

(Bangkok, 8 April 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), in solidarity with its members, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Task Force Detainee of the Philippines (TFDP), the PILIPINA Legal Resources Center (PLRC) and Tanggol-Kalikasan – Public Interest Environmental Law Office (TK), strongly condemns the deadly police crackdown [ Read more ]

National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’
7 April 2016 11:36 am

From 6-8 April 2016, FORUM-ASIA together with its member organisations the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights (PAHRA) and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is holding a National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’ in Quezon City, the Philippines. The conference aims to: discuss the difficult challenges [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Training on Human Rights and Elections, Davao City, the Philippines, 29-30 March 2016
28 March 2016 3:30 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) will co-organise a training on human rights and elections in Davao City, Mindanao, the Philippines, from 29-30 March 2016. The two-day training will aim to develop a human [ Read more ]

ANNI- Letter of Concern to the President of the Philippines ahead of the Appointment of the 5th Commission on Human Rights
27 May 2015 5:28 pm

27 May 2015 President Benigno S. Aquino III Presidential Communications Operations Office 3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacañang Compound Email: op@president.gov.ph Dear Mr. President, Re: Civil Society’s Concerns on Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Must Be Adequately Addressed The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) writes to you to [ Read more ]

Rights groups call for an end to enforced disappearances in ASEAN
30 August 2014 4:58 pm

30 August 2014 Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia. Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion on the safety of journalists (Human Rights Council decision 24/116)
11 June 2014 11:32 am

Oral statement delivered by Ms. Gayathry Venkiteswaranon behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). We welcome this initiative at the international level to discuss the important issue of the safety of journalists and hope [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Oral Statement on the Occasion of Task Force Detainees’ 40th Anniversary
4 June 2014 6:05 pm

FORUM-ASIA ORAL STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF TASK FORCE DETAINEES’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY (Delivered  by Evelyn Balais-Serrano, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director during the TFDP Officers and Staff Grand Reunion on June 1, 2014, St Joseph’s College, Quezon City, Philippines) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) extends its warmest congratulations to Task Force Detainees – [ Read more ]

Malaysia/Philippines – Standoff in Lahad Datu: Engage in Dialogue Now with All Stakeholders to Resolve the Crisis Peacefully
12 March 2013 2:41 pm

JOINT STATEMENT OF PHILIPPINE-MALAYSIAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS Standoff in Lahad Datu: Engage in Dialogue Now with all stakeholders to resolve the crisis peacefully We the undersigned Civil Society organisations (CSOs) from Malaysia and Philippines are extremely concerned over the on-going standoff between the Malaysian security forces and followers of the Sultanate of Sulu’s heirs, Jamalul [ Read more ]

21st HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on the Philippines
20 September 2012 11:29 pm

Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in association with its member organization, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)[1]. While we appreciate that the Philippine government accepted 53 recommendations at the outset, we regret that their positions on the 35 pending recommendations were available before this Council only yesterday (A/HRC/21/12/Add.1), which deterred us [ Read more ]

Global Civil Society Coalition Welcomes the Philippines as the 117th State Party to the International Criminal Court
30 August 2011 7:06 am

Manila Continues Southeast Asia’s Push towards Ending Impunity Manila/New York-The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, a global network of some 2,500 non-governmental and civil society organizations in 150 countries, commends the Philippines for its decision to join the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). By depositing its instrument of [ Read more ]