January, 2020

Karapatan calls for an end to US aggression in Iran, Iraq

Karapatan strongly condemns the United States’ latest act of aggression against Iran and Iraq which clearly violates people’s rights, especially the right to self-determination of the people of Iran and Iraq.

Karapatan decries attacks on UCCP-Haran, Lumad evacuees; calls for the abolition of the NTF-ELCAC

Karapatan deplores the attack of paramilitary group Alamara on the more than 500 Lumad evacuees, including at least 236 children and infants, and individuals housed at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines-Haran (UCCP-Haran) in Davao City this morning, January 25, 2019. 

On the abrogation of the VFA

The abrogation of the US-RP Visiting Forces Agreement, along with other lopsided military agreements such as the US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty and the US-RP Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, is a long-overdue measure to assert the country’s national sovereignty. 

ABS-CBN shutdown a Marcosian attack on press freedom —Karapatan

Human rights alliance Karapatan expressed its support for the renewal of broadcasting network ABS-CBN's franchise, which is set to expire in March, as the group called on the public to "stand against the Duterte regime's brazen attacks on press freedom and democracy."

"Together with press freedom advocates, journalists, and media workers, Karapatan calls on Congress to pass the bill for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise," Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor said.

Rights group backs UCCP vs closure attempt on its Davao compound

Human rights group Karapatan condemned the resolution of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Region XI, recommending the closure of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) sanctuary for indigenous people in Davao City, calling it “an act of blatant harassment against the displaced Lumad and those who provide sanctuary and support for distressed communities.”

Albayalde at Duterte papanagutin! - Hustisya

Palala nang palala ang kultura ng kawalang-pananagutan sa mga krimen na nagawa higit lalo sa hanay ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na madalas na nasasangkot sa kidnap for ransom, pamamaslang sa gera kontra droga, at pakikipagsabwatan sa iba’t ibang mabibigat na krimen. Ito ay pinatutunayan sa isasampang kaso laban kay dating PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at iba pang kasamahan nito, ayon sa grupong Hustisya.

Joint Submission of Tanggol Bayi and Karapatan to the UNHRC

During its 130th session, scheduled on 12 October to 02 November 2020, the Human Rights Committee will undertake its examination of of the fifth periodic report of the Philippines. Tanggol Bayi (Defend Women) – Philippines and Karapatan Alliance Philippines submit this contribution to the Committee’s preparation of the list of issues for the examination of the report of the Philippines.

Karapatan Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Human Rights Council Resolution 41/2

Karapatan, an alliance of human rights organizations, desks and individual advocates in the Philippines, is submitting this report on the human rights situation in the Philippines in response to the Call for Submissions by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet, in accordance to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on the Philippines.

Download and read our submission to the OHCHR through the link below.

Karapatan welcomes Robredo’s ICAD report, pushes for justice and accountability for “drug war” victims

Human rights alliance Karapatan welcomed the release of Vice President Leni Robredo’s report on the “drug war,” in her short stint as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), which showed how the Duterte administration’s brutal and anti-poor drug war has been a “massive failure.”

 

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