PHILIPPINES: Acceleration of extra-judicial killings of jurists in the Philippines

A Written Submission to the 44th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Jointly Submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Council), during its 41st Session, adopted Resolution A/HRC/41/L.20, Promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines (Resolution 41/L.20)1, requesting […]

PHILIPPINES: Extrajudicial killing of jurists as part of a pattern of widespread and systematic violations of human rights

A Joint Written Submission to the 42nd Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada PHILIPPINES: Extrajudicial killing of jurists as part of a pattern of widespread and systematic violations of human rights 1. Introduction Since 30 June 2016, the Government of the […]

PHILIPPINES: Government uses law and policy to violate rights to peaceful assembly and association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-11-2015 June 09, 2015 A Joint Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines PHILIPPINES: Government uses law and policy to violate rights to peaceful assembly and association The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and […]

PHILIPPINES: Government policy and practice defeat UN’s objective to eliminate killings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-06-2015 June 08, 2015 A Joint Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines PHILIPPINES: Government policy and practice defeat UN’s objective to eliminate killings The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and KARAPATAN Alliance for […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture of RahmanTotoh – ALRC responds to Government’s report to UN

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre Further to our comments on the Government’s periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture, herein we will look into the case of RahmanTotoh. In its communications (UN Doc. CAT/C/PHL/Q/3, para. 5), the Committee requested the Government to comment on “no investigations” into Totoh’s claim of torture, […]

PHILIPPINES: UN expert held-the government violated Maguindanao massacre families rights to be free from “cruel, inhuman treatment”

A Press Release by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong, March 17, 2015) For “failing to provide reparations to survivors and their families,” Mr. Juan E. Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture, concluded: the government violated the rights of witnesses, survivors and families of the Maguindanao massacre, to be free from “cruel, inhuman or […]

PHILIPPINES: Failure to investigate and prevent widespread attacks on human rights defenders

ALRC-CWS-28-005-2015 March 03, 2015 A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PHILIPPINES: Failure to investigate and prevent widespread attacks on human rights defenders 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (A/HRC/28/63). We take […]

PHILIPPINES: Failure of the court to prevent arbitrary detention

ALRC-CWS-27-05-2014 September 2, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty seventh session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Working Group on Arbitrary Detention A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PHILIPPINES: Failure of the court to prevent arbitrary detention 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) […]

PHILIPPINES: Forced evictions push victims to hunger, inhuman living condition

ALRC-CWS-25-15-2014 February 28, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PHILIPPINES: Forced evictions push victims to hunger, inhuman living condition 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) draws the attention of the Human Rights Council […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture and violence against children in child care institutions must end

ALRC-CWS-25-09-2014 February 25, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on violence against children A joint written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Bahay Tuluyan PHILIPPINES: Torture and violence against children in child care […]