Republic of the Philippines Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 27th Session of the UPR Working Group

Republic of the Philippines Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 27th Session of the UPR Working Group 

Submitted on 22 September 2016
Submission by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, NGO in General Consultative Status with ECOSOC
and Karapatan – Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights
 
"1.5 CIVICUS and Karapatan are deeply concerned by the extrajudicial killing, intimidation and harassment of human right defenders, journalists and media workers.
1.6 CIVICUS and Karapatan are further alarmed by legal restrictions on the right to freedom of expression, in particular the criminalisation of libel and overbroad provisions of the 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act.

  • In Section B, CIVICUS and Karapatan examine the Philippines’ implementation of UPR recommendations and compliance with international human rights standards concerning freedom of association.
  • In Section C, CIVICUS and Karapatan examine the Philippines’ implementation of UPR recommendations and compliance with international human rights standards related to the protection of human rights defenders, civil society activists and journalists.
  • In Section D, CIVICUS and Karapatan examine the Philippines’ implementation of UPR recommendations and compliance with international human rights standards concerning to freedom of expression, independence of the media and access to information.
  • In Section E, CIVICUS and Karapatan examine the Philippines’ implementation of UPR recommendations and compliance with international human rights standards related to freedom of assembly.
  • In Section F, CIVICUS and Karapatan make a number of recommendations to address the concerns listed." 
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