The Philippines

Vague and Procedural Commitments: Asian States Failed to Make the UN Human Rights Council Elections Meaningful
23 May 2011 7:50 am

(20 May 2011, Geneva/Bangkok) – The United Nations General Assembly today elected 15 new member States to the Human Rights Council (Council), a 47-member intergovernmental body mandated to promote universal respect for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Seats to the Council are allotted by regional groupings, and today’s election saw the inclusion [ Read more ]

CICC Asia network hails Philippine President’s action on Rome Statute
12 April 2011 9:00 pm

PRESS RELEASE PNoy’s action on Rome Statute hailed by CICC Asia network (MANILA, 13 April 2011) – Country representatives of member organizations of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, gathered in Manila for a Regional Strategy Meeting for Asia on 11-13 April 2011,  applaud the decision by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to [ Read more ]

PHILIPPINES – Rights group challenges new president to run after torturers
30 June 2010 10:46 am

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and relatives of political prisoners/detainees join the other members of UATC or the United Against Torture Coalition Philippines and the freedom from torture advocates worldwide in commemorating the International Day in Support of Torture Victims by challenging P-Noy (President-elect Benigno S. Aquino III) to release all political prisoners/detainees who are most often also victims of torture and to prosecute [ Read more ]