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Iceland poised to take U.S. seat at United Nations rights council

UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly is set to elect Iceland on Friday, July 13, to the seat left vacant at the Human Rights Council after the United States quit the body over what it charged was anti-Israel bias. The assembly will hold a by-election with Iceland the only candidate ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 12th, 2018

5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council

After Malacañang lauded the Philippines’ election on the United Nations Human Rights Council, critics pointed out that there wasn’t any opportunity for competition as every country is given the chance to become a member. Presidential spokesperson and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo said that the country’s inclusion in the UNHRC meant that the international community […] The post 5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don t win seats on the UN Human Rights Council

October 15, 2018. Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros today condemned the Duterte government’s statement that the Philippines “won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),” saying it is “grossly misleading and hypocritical.” It was reported that outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano… Source link link: Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don't win seats on the UN Human Rights Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

With seat in UN Human Rights Council, Philippines obligated to uphold human rights

As a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Philippines would be obligated to uphold the highest standards in human rights promotion and protection, the Commission on Human Rights said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

CHR to Duterte gov t: Fulfill duty as U.N. rights council member

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday, October 14, reminded the Philippine government that being part of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council means it has obligations to fulfill. "Accompanying the candidacy for seeking a seat in the council are the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Philippines wins seat in UN human rights body

Despite opposition from an international human rights organization, the Philippines has succeeded in its re-election bid for a seat in the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak

The Philippines has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) despite rights groups' complaints that a government widely condemned internationally for a brutal war on drugs doesn't belong in a group meant to call out abuses. The country's election on Friday through an uncontested balloting in the UN General Assembly "puts pressure" on the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to "address numerous allegations of rights violations," the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said. Fierce lobbying ahead of the vote by Iceland against Manila's inclusion fell short with the Philippines making it to the 47-member council along with 17 other new members. Malac...Keep on reading: PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

PH says seat at U.N. rights body validates drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, October 13, claimed that the country's reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a recognition that the government respects human rights and does not tolerate abuse by those in authority. Newly-appointed Palace Spokesperson Salvador ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

CHR tells gov’t to tackle EJKs after PH gets into UN Human Rights Council

The Commission on Human Rights reiterated on Saturday its call for the government to address human rights violations following the country's election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. "Earning a seat in the said Council, however, puts pressure on the Philippine government to address numerous allegations of human rights violations, starting with the growing cases of extrajudicial killings purportedly linked to the government's campaign against illegal drugs," the commission said in a statement. The commission said the country must fulfill its mandate to promote and protect human rights for its citizens. "The Philippines' credibility to be part of this body rests on its ...Keep on reading: CHR tells gov’t to tackle EJKs after PH gets into UN Human Rights Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PH in UNHRC shows int’l ‘confidence’ on Duterte admin’s rights record

  The Philippines' election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an indication of the international community's "confidence" on the "human rights record of the Duterte administration," Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Saturday. Cayetano hailed the country's selection to the UNHRC, an inter-governmental body tasked to promote and protect human rights around the world. The Philippines garnered 165 of the 192 votes to secure a seat in the rights body during the UN General Assembly last Friday. The Philippines is one of the 17 member-states, which would serve a term in the UNHRC from 2018 to 2020. In a statement, Cayetano thanked human rights a...Keep on reading: PH in UNHRC shows int’l ‘confidence’ on Duterte admin’s rights record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

DFA lauds PH election to UN Human Rights Council

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday hailed the election of the Philippines to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. The Philippines gained 165 out of 192 votes during the elections at the UN General Assembly last Friday. It became one of the 17 member states that earned a seat in the council from 2018 to 2020. Outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano acknowledged the human rights advocates but also denounced who are "morally corrupt." "We thank human rights advocates around the world, but also condemn a few who are morally corrupt and who use human rights for political and financial gain," Cayetano said in a statement. He added that, desp...Keep on reading: DFA lauds PH election to UN Human Rights Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo

The Philippines' re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows recognition that the Duterte administration "respects" human rights, according to newly-appointed presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. The Philippines received 165 of the 192 votes from member-states to gain a seat in the council during the UN General Assembly last Friday, Oct. 12. The Philippines would serve its fourth term in the UNHRC from 2018 to 2020. "A vote of 165 out of the 192 votes cast by Member-States is a recognition that our government respects human rights and will not tolerate abuse by those in authority," Panelo said in a statement issued on Saturday. Panelo noted ...Keep on reading: PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Cayetano hails Philippines’ uncontested election to UN rights body

The Philippines’ successful bid to win a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows member-states remain “convinced” that the government respects human rights, the country’s top diplomat said Saturday, amid simmering criticisms from rights groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

U.N. criticized over latest picks for rights council

UNITED NATIONS, USA – Bahrain, Cameroon, and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, October 12, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States. (READ:  Philippines wins seat at U.N. Human Rights Council ) Around a 3rd of seats on the 47-member council, based ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PH keeps seat in UN Human Rights Council

The Philippines won enough votes to keep its seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council despite calls from various groups to reject the country’s re-election bid, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. Incoming DFA chief Teodoro Locsin Jr., Philippine permanent representative to the UN, said the Philippines got 165 of 192 votes [...] The post PH keeps seat in UN Human Rights Council appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Human Rights Watch urge UN member-states to deny PHL seat in rights council

International watchdog organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging United Nations (UN) member states to oppose the Philippines’ bid for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council due to alleged cases of human rights violations under Duterte administration. Source link link: Human Rights Watch urge UN member-states to deny PHL seat in rights council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Philippines wins seat at U.N. Human Rights Council

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines won its bid for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, October 12, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced. “We won!” said the DFA in a message to reporters around 12:25 am on Saturday, October 13. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth

The Department of Foreign Affairs fired back at the 38-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that said the country should assess its human rights situation. Foreign affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday that he was saddened by the stand of the UNHRC despite the invitation given by the Philippines to them. "We regret that Iceland and several other countries maintained their position despite our offer for them to visit the Philippines and objectively asses the human rights situation, especially at the community level," Cayetano said in a statement. "Unfortunately, it seems our friends are really not interested in arriving at the truth and would rather ...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Rendered pointless

The successful campaign of the Philippines in securing its membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was a recognition that the judicial system is fully functioning and is able to prosecute rights cases making the International Criminal Court (ICC) preliminary examination against President Rody Duterte unnecessary. The Rome Statute which created the ICC, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

PH gov’t election to UN rights body does not absolve Duterte of accountability for rights abuses

A human rights organization said the recent election of the Philippine government to the United Nations Human Rights Council does not in any way absolve President Rodrigo Duterte of gross human rights violations amid claims that it goes to show how human rights is respected here......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

‘PH gov’t election to UN rights body does not absolve Duterte of accountability for rights abuses’

A human rights organization said the recent election of the Philippine government to the United Nations Human Rights Council does not in any way absolve President Rodrigo Duterte of gross human rights violations amid claims that it goes to show how human rights is respected here......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018