Tags: Human Rights

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today condemned the massacre of a prominent botanist and his two assistants last Nov. 15, and pinned responsibility on the 19th IB, calling for its expulsion from the region for committing mass killings and other human rights violations for so many years. “The NDF-EV condoles with the families and friends…

The peasants and farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita Inc (HLI) deservessocial justice and not deceitful schemes. They have to justlybenefit from the land they have been tilling for so long . Their human rights and fundamental rights have to be respected. Any offering or attempt to subdue their resistance against inhumane treatment is an affront against…

NEWS RELEASE August 18, 2010 Lawyer Edre U. Olalia, acting secretary general of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), said that the high court has the opportunity now to possibly settle the decades long land dispute between the Hacienda Luisita management and its farm workers. “This land dispute has to be viewed according to…

Illegal Activity Violates Nuremberg Code and Could Open Door to Prosecution By PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Cambridge, MA– In the most comprehensive investigation to date of health professionals’ involvement in the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program (EIP), Physicians For Human Rights has uncovered evidence that indicates the Bush administration conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and…

Geneva– The Morong 43 case is emblematic of the human rights violations occurring in the Philippines. The plethora of violations at every step of the way, the various legal shortcuts, the brazen abuse or total disregard of the law and the deliberate attempts to escape accountability are conclusive evidences of so much impunity in the…

PRESS RELEASE Information Bureau Communist Party of the Philippines The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the New People’s Army (NPA) recruits children are “completely unfounded and are only desperate attempts to tarnish the image of the NPA before the public and the…

PRESS RELEASE 07 JUNE 2010 GENEVA – In a clear signal of continuing solidarity with the churches and human rights defenders in the Philippines, the World Council of Churches through its Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA-WCC) invited the delegation of the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (EVPHRP)…