Campaign on the Defense of Rights Defenders in the Philippines

ICHRP: Letter of Concern to Pres. Duterte

March 13, 2018

H.E. Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Republic
Malacañang Palace,
JP Laurel St., San Miguel
Manila Philippines
E-mail: op@president.gov.ph or send message through http://president.gov.ph/contact-us/

Re: Cancel Justice Department Petition to proscribe the CPP and NPA

Dear Excellency,

We write this letter to express our concern at the recent spate of attacks against human rights
defenders, activists, and political dissenters in the Philippines, through the inclusion of the names
of more than 600 individuals in a Justice Department petition to proscribe the Communist Party
of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. This
listing endangers the lives and security of these individuals, as well as that of their families and
fellow activists, given the baseless, arbitrary, malicious and repressive motives behind the
petition.

ICHRP-Canada: Letter of Concern Re Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in PH

March 20, 2018

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister

 

Dear Prime Minister,

Re: Crack down on human rights defenders in the Philippines

The International Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Canada is deeply concerned and strongly condemns the recent attack against human rights defenders, activists, and political dissenters in the Philippines. The names of more than 600 individuals have been in a Justice Department petition to proscribe the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist organizations. This list includes high profile indigenous and human rights defenders, and endangers their lives and security, as well as that of their families and fellow activists. The list is baseless, arbitrary, malicious and repressive. In line with Canada’s guidelines on supporting human rights defenders, we urge the Government of Canada to take immediate action.

ILPS Senegal: Statement in Support of Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines

 

The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has taken a new and very dangerous step in his drive to crackdown on human rights defenders and on all those fighting for their rights. The publication of a list of 600 persons, considered as “terrorists”, constitutes a serious escalation of the Duterte regime’s war on the Filipino people. This move will result in more extrajudicial killings of human rights defenders, indigenous leaders, and of all those who dare raise their voice against State terror in the Philippines.

In light of this dangerous development, ILP-Senegal Chapter condemns in the strongest terms President Duterte’s criminal decision. We demand the immediate end to all policies and measures which would lead to more extrajudicial killings of peasant and indigenous leaders, human rights defenders and other citizens fighting for freedom, democracy and social justice.

JASS-SEA Stands with Filipino Women HRDs Included in the Duterte Gov't' Terrorist List

For immediate Release: 22 March 2018

For reference, contact: Osang Langara


JASS Southeast Asia Stands with Filipino Women Human Rights Defenders Included in the Duterte Government’s Terrorist List

JASS Southeast Asia, a feminist organization dedicated to strengthening and mobilizing the voice, visibility, and collective power of women and a regional network of JASS (Just Associates), raised concern to the safety of women human rights leaders in the Philippines whose names are included in the (Department of Justice) DOJ’s proposed terrorist list. We express our solidarity with members of the international community, their families, and loved ones in urging DOJ to drop the allegations.

MOSOP: Statement of Solidarity

On  behalf of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), I write to express  our  solidarity  and support  to the Global  Coord inator  of  IPMSDL and CPDE Beverly Longid and other Indigenous rights defenders who are currently being labelled as terrorists by the government of Philippines.

CHIRAPAQ Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru: We reject persecution of indigenous rights defenders by the PH Gov't

To the Public Opinion

We reject persecution of indigenous rights defenders by the Government of the Philippines

CHIRAPAQ, Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, expresses its support for Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and Joan Carling, Co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development, who have been arbitrarily qualified as terrorists by the Government of the Philippines.

SCRIPS Stands by Indigenous Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines

Society for Rights of Indigenous People of Sarawak stands by indigenous human rights defenders in the Philippines

The Society for Rights of Indigenous People of Sarawak (SCRIPS) expresses its human concerns about  the Department of Justice (DOJ) accusation against indigenous human rights defenders in the Philippines by filing trumped-up charges against alleged terrorists.

Those Indigenous human rights defenders that  we know  are  Beverly  Longid - the Indigenous  Peoples Movement  for Self-Determination and Liberation ( PMSDL) Global Coordinator and CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) co-chair,  Joan Carling - former Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP) Secretary General, and  many others listed by DOJ as "terrorist and outlawed organizations and/or group of persons" under the National Security Act of 2007.

We believe that the charges against these indigenous activists are fabricated, false and unsubstantiated. This accusation is done with "mala fide" motive to stop their advocacy and continuous effort to promote and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples. Being a Christian country who should practice good governance based on principle of democracy and  justice  for  the  common  good  of  all, this  act  of  harassment  and Intimidation should be considered morally unacceptable.

Yoonu Askan Wi: Communique: A Propos Des Derives Criminelles Du President Duterte De Philippines

Depuis quelques temps, la situation aux Philippines connait un regain de violences criminelles aux conséquences  incalculables.  Le  président  de  ce  pays,  Duterte,  en  butte  aux  critiques  de  la communauté internationale pour le massacre de milliers de personnes accusées de trafic de drogue, et acculé par la résistance de plus en plus forte du peuple philippin contre ses politiques d’injustices sociales et de terreur, a choisi de s’enfoncer dans la voie de la tyrannie, voire du fascisme.

Miembros del Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones lndigenas nos solidalizamos

A La Opinion Publica Mundial

Miembros  del Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones lndigenas nos solidalizamos con defensoras de los derechos indigenas

Los  abajo  firmantes,   miembros   del  Foro  Permanente   de  las  Naciones Unidas  para  las  Cuestiones   Indigenas,  expresamos   nuestro   rechazo   al ataque  emprendido   por  el  gobierno   de  Filipinas   contra  Victoria  Tauli­ Corpuz  y Joan Carling,  ambas destacadas  lideresas  que han contribuido  a nivel mundial  con la reivindicaci6n de los derechos  de nuestros  pueblos y que  han  sido  hoy  incluidas  en una  lista  tipificadas  como  terroristas  por dicho pais.

Queremos  sefialar que la vision  del movimiento  indigena  ha sido el velar por los principios  democraticos de nuestros  paises,  siendo  el escenario  de las  Naciones   Unidas  desde  donde  apelamos   por  el  reconocimiento  de nuestros  pueblos,  con  la confianza  de que  nuestra  contribucion y aportes tienen que ser recogidos y respetados por los Estados en los que nos encontramos.