March, 2016

Justice for Berta Caceres and Nelson Garcia!

Caceres was a co-founder of the Civil Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Civico de Organizaciones Populares Indigena de Honduras, COPINH), while Garcia is an active member of the said organization. Founded in 1993, COPINH is a social and political organization that has been actively campaigning for the rights of the Lenca people in Honduras amid the encroachment of US and other transnational corporations in their ancestral lands.
 
 
 

Justice for Omar Nayef Zayed, Justice for Palestine!

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Commission 3 (In Defense of Human Rights and Political Prisoners) condemns in strongest terms the assassination of Omar Nayef Zayed, a former Palestinian political prisoner who sought asylum in Bulgaria.
  

From Marcos to Aquino: Rights abuses and corruption issues remain relevant

“The issue of rights abuses and your family’s ill-gotten wealth are very much relevant in 2016, and beyond Mr. Marcos,” Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay told vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos.

 

Human rights violations unabated as GPH ignores CARHRIHL

“The non-compliance of the Philippine government with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) since it was signed in 1998 proves that a mere change of presidents will NOT bring about just and lasting peace for the Filipino people,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said. All three regimes of Estrada, Arroyo, and Aquino were guilty of violations of CARHRIHL.   
 
 

Manobo farmer shot, community members flee for safety

While urban centers are bombarded with advertisements and campaign materials of politicians running for office, BS Aquino and the AFP bombards the remote communities of Lumad with guns and bullets, human rights group Karapatan said. 

Ama Benjie dela Peña in hospital 

Germany-based NGO laments non-arrest of Lianga massacre perpetrators, continuing killings in PH

At the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland - Bread for the World, the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany, through its Human Rights Adviser Sieglinde Weinbrenner, delivered an oral intervention on the continuing killings and attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines and the non-arrest of the perpetrators of the Lianga massacre at the 31st United Nations Human Rights Council Sessions in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Karapatan files complaint at the UN on deliberate burning of Lumad evacuation center

At the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland
Karapatan files complaint at the UN on deliberate burning of Lumad evacuation center
 

Daughter of slain Lumad leader to UN Rights Expert: Impunity Persists in the Philippines

At the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland

March 4, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Michelle Campos, daughter of slain Lumad leader Dionel Campos, and Karapatan human rights workers Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay and Karapatan-Caraga coordinator Dr. Naty Castro, met United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst in the sidelines of the 31st UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, Switzerland on March 2. 

With Michel Forst 

 

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