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Karapatan calls for removal of Philippines from UN rights body

The United Nations Human Rights Council should remove the Philippines from its ranks and probe the country for alleged human rights violations, rights group Karapatan said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 25th, 2018

Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools

Human rights group Karapatan on Friday criticized President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines over the military’s claim that the Communist Party of the Philippines was actively recruiting in several universities. Source link link: Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Rights group calls for Philippines removal from UNHRC

A group of human rights activists is calling for the removal of the Philippines from the UN Human Rights Council and for it to initiate an international fact-finding mission in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Liberal Party senatorial slate, FASAP on SC ruling, Xi greets Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Liberal Party wants to form an opposition slate called 'The Resistance' for the 2019 senatorial elections.  The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines calls out the Supreme Court for declaring the retrenchment of Philippine Airlines employees valid.  Rights group Karapatan says there's no one to blame but President Rodrigo Duterte – not human ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

ASEAN rights body not addressing killings and attacks vs. rights defenders in PH

Since its establishment in 2009, the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has addressed a grand total of zero pressing concerns on human and people’s rights in the Philippines, says Karapatan......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Karapatan calls on UN rights council for independent investigation on attacks vs rights defenders, EJKs

At the 36th United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Switzerland, Karapatan called on the member States of the UN HRC to support the call for “a halt to all forms of attacks on human rights defenders in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Groups condemn attacks against women human rights defenders

The Philippines is a dangerous place for women and for woman human rights defenders, rights group Karapatan said on Thursday, International Women Human Rights Defenders' Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday decried how members of the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from conducting interviews at Panatag Shoal. During her weekly radio show, Robredo said the incident showed China's "disrespect" for Filipinos despite the "Philippines' landmark victory before the arbitral tribunal." "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (Scary and offensive)," she said. "Nakakalungkot kasi ito iyong pinapamukha sa atin: na talagang iyong mga dapat may karapatan naman tayo, inaangkin ng iba---inaangkin ng China (This is sad because we have rights. But what is ours is being claimed by China)," she added. READ: Philippines wins arbitration case vs. China o...Keep on reading: Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

HRW calls for independent probe into police s role in extrajudicial killings

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday, November 6, urged the government to create an indepent commission to investigate the reported involvement of Philippine National Police (PNP) officers in extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The New York-based organization's call for an independent probe comes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox

    Human rights group Karapatan on Saturday denounced what it claims to be the alleged contempt by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, who is set to leave the country after the expiration of her missionary visa.   "Karapatan denounces the nearly seven-month ordeal of Fox as one that illustrates the Duterte regime's contempt for those who promote genuine peace and social justice in the Philippines," the group said in a statement.   The Bureau of Immigration (BI) earlier downgraded Fox's visa status to that of a temporary visitor following the expiration of her missionary visa on September 5. ...Keep on reading: Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Malacañang Hails PH Reelection to UN Rights Body

Malacañang on Saturday welcomed a report that the Philippines was granted another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),calling it a proof that the UN recognizes the government’s respect for human rights. Despite criticism against the Duterte administration’s aggressive campaign against illegal drugs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Panelo: PH beacon of rights

Ignoring brickbats from human rights advocates, Malacaang on Sunday insisted that the election of the Philippines to the UN Human Rights Council signified international acknowledgment of the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. Presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippines' retention of its seat in the top human rights body showed that other nations regarded the country as observant and respectful of human rights. "Like I said, the reelection of the Philippines [to] the UN Human Rights Council is a recognition of our country's respect for human rights as well as measures taken by the government against illegal drugs," he said in an interv...Keep on reading: Panelo: PH beacon of rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Inclusion in UN rights council no endorsement of Philippine policies, Karapatan says

The Philippines' election to the UN Human Rights Council is not an endorsement of the government's campaign on illegal drugs or its human rights records, Karapatan said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Rights group: Probe militarization in Isabela

By NATHANIEL FABIAN www.nordis.net JONES, ISABELA — Human rights alliance Karapatan Cagayan Valley urges local government to probe the Community Support Program (CSP) of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in communities here due to reported military violations. Before the said program, the 86th Infantry Battalion – Philippine Army (IBPA) ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated 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 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

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

Philippine vows to champion human rights

The Philippines has vowed to champion human rights as Manila bids to serve in the United Nations rights body for another term from 2019 to 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

IPOPHL to enforce mandatory mediation

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) said on Monday that it recently issued Memorandum Circular 008, which calls for the mandatory mediation for intellectual property cases (IP cases) starting October 5. In a statement, IPO Philippines said the mediation of IP cases would be mandatory for administrative complaints for intellectual property rights violations [...] The post IPOPHL to enforce mandatory mediation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018