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Reclaiming Economic, Social, and Cultural (ESC) Rights

A statement of support to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Charter
Monday 15 November 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights

A statement of support to the draft bills in Philippine Congress seeking to put in place a charter for the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines that will legally and administratively strengthen said institution. This will also expand the investigative mandate of the CHRP to cover violations of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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Protecting Cultural Diversity

Resisting attacks on minorities
Saturday 25 September 2010 by Fedina
The dalits and minorities are being targeted in India by the rising forces of fascism. In several states of India they have come to power using divisive issues such as caste conflicts, religious practices, cultural life styles. The targets are primarily the dalits and minorities who (...) > continue


Irresponsible miners hit by local groups Gives mining industry a failing mark

Saturday 25 September 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights
Manila – 300 protesters rallied in front of the Manila Hotel yesterday, demanding that irresponsible miners stay out of the Philippines. Declaring that mining has no space in the tuwid na daan (righteous path), the groups paraded graphic pictures of irresponsible mining practices, and gave the (...) > continue


Human Rights Situation in the Philippines: An Overview

A presentation of the Executive Director of the Philippine Human Rights Information Center
Thursday 16 September 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights

Nymia Pimentel-Simbulan, the Philippine Human Rights Information Center’s Executive Director is proposing an overview of the Human Rights situation in the Philippines.

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Cameroonian ESC Rights Platform and CNUDHD are now connected

CNUDHD: UN Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa
Tuesday 17 August 2010 by Plate Forme DESC Cameroun

Working both for promoting and standing up for ESC rights in Cameroon, these two organizations strengthened their cooperation on May 5th.

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Human Rights Agenda towards "Zero Violations"

Monday 26 July 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights
Certify as urgent the following human rights bills: a.) Commission on Human Rights Charter b.) Martial Law victims compensation c.) Enforced disappearance and extra-legal killings d.) Internally displaced persons (IDPs) e.) Anti-discrimination f.) Protection of human rights defender g.) (...) > continue


Human Rights groups challenge new Philippine President

Monday 26 July 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights
As President Benigno Aquino III prepares to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, rights groups challenged him to seriously pursue “zero human rights violations” during his term. According to Nymia Pimentel Simbulan of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (...) > continue


Goldilocks: A Different Tale

Right to work in the Philippines
Thursday 25 March 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights
The story of Goldilocks workers is far from the usual “they lived happily ever after”-plot of fairy tales from which the company got its name. The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and the NGO-PO Network for ESC Rights strongly condemn the series of rights abuses perpetrated (...) > continue


FRANCE: the regulation relating to the right to enforceable housing (« DALO ») is discriminating!

Wednesday 24 March 2010 by Alexandra Aubry, Plateforme DESC France

Submitted by the FAPIL, the GISTI, the DAL, the AFVS and the FNARS on January 29th 2009, the High Authority fighting against discrimination and for equal rights (Haute Autorité de Lutte contre les Discriminations et pour l’Egalité - HALDE) has just given a verdict towards the discriminating nature of the conditions of access to the “DALO” appeal.

The March 5th 2007 “DALO Act” claims that the right to decent and independent housing is guaranteed by State to anyone who is not in a position to have access to it by his or her own means or to hold on to it. It somehow lays down the condition of being resident in France on a regular basis and under permanent conditions described in statutory order.

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Stop Mining Palawan Forest

Monday 15 March 2010 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights
To: The President of the Republic of the Philippines We, the undersigned are extremely concerned about the situation of the indigenous peoples and rural communities of Palawan Island (the Philippines’ last ecological frontier). Palawan is part of the Man and Biosphere Reserve program of UNESCO (...) > continue


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