Human Rights

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.

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE LUMAD OF MINDANAO

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.

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining--DECLARATION

 

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining
By Association of Women´s Rights in Development (AWID), Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center, Karapatan Alliance for People’s Rights, KAIROS

 

International People’s Conference on Mining

Manila, Philippines | July 30 – August 1, 2015


DECLARATION

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) have a very strong connection with their lands and territories, which they describe as a source of life. In addition, the environmental damage generated by the extractive industry impacts women’s ability to provide food and clean water for their families and communities. Also with the loss of land and displacement, women’s workload to provide for their families increases, including the impact on women who are trafficked and victims of forced migration. Destructive and large-scale mining also impacts on their and their families’ health, and their livelihood. 

For all these reasons, many women have taken leadership roles defending their lands and communities. They are building and strengthening their organizations and communities; creating spaces for the development of their capacities; leading protests and direct actions; asserting women’s voices in negotiation platforms, political and governance processes; and are building solidarity across communities and national borders to resist transgressions on their rights. Assuming these new roles has increased their visibility, but has also put them at greater risk. WHRDs are exposed to violence from businesses, governments and repressive institutions, including patriarchal structures that perpetuate violence. 

 

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining--DECLARATION 

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE DR. G. N. SAIBABA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

Urgent Appeal of Commission 3 of the International League for People’s Struggles

On human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields against state violence, national oppression, class exploitation and oppression, gender oppression, fascism, casteism, racism and religious bigotry; and justice and indemnification for the victims of illegal arrest and detention (especially political prisoners), violations of due process, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, mass displacement, and other blatant forms of human rights violations

Free Dr Saibaba 

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE DR. G. N. SAIBABA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

FREE THE PERUVIAN LAWYERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISTS!

FREE THE PERUVIAN LAWYERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISTS! 
April 29, 2014 

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines strongly condemns the arrest of four human rights lawyers, together with 34 political activists, in Peru on trumped-up charges. The lawyers, including Alfredo Crespo, Carlos Gamero and Manuel Fajardo, are counsels of political activists and prisoners, including the alleged leader of Sendero Luminoso, Abimael Guzman. 

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