International Solidarity

An Open Letter to President Rodrigo Duterte from Canadians for Just Peace in the Philippines


We, Canadians for just peace in the Philippines, strongly support the Peace Talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDPF). We believe that the Peace Process is key to solving the long-standing armed conflict and we hope fervently for its success. 

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.

Press release on Intl HR and peace advocates for peace

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*Please also see attached files for other solidarity statements around the world. 

Statement of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission 3


Karapatan calls on Turkey Pres. Erdogan to release Kurdish leaders

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights - Philippines calls on Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to immediately release pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) leaders. 

On November 4, HDP Co-chairs Sellahatin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were arrested along with nine other members of the parliament as part of the crackdown against members of the opposition party. The Erdogan regime used the July 15 failed coup as a pretext to arrest the leaders of the Kurdish people saying they were behind the coup. 

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.


Prisons all over the world teem with political prisoners. The former symbolizes power, control, repression; the latter, consciousness, freedom, struggle. The former desires to keep the status quo; the latter, to dismantle the unjust structures, free the world from their rein and bring about substantive change.


In behalf of our organizations UMANGAT-MIGRANTE and ICHRP-Rome, Italy and other fellow overseas Filipino Workers in Italy, we express our full support to the ongoing struggles of the Lumad  against the closures of their schools, militarization of their villages and the unbaiting Human Rights

Respect Freedom of Expression, Release the Activists in Malaysia

KARAPATAN Philippines condemns the recent arrest and detention of Malaysian activists, during their peaceful assembly to express their call for an investigation of an alleged corruption on the 1MDB issue. We likewise join the call for their immediate and unconditional release. Freedom of assembly and freedom of expression are basic human rights enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  We believe the Malaysian people, as all peace-and-democracy-loving people of the world, have strived to get these rights embedded in their own Constitution.