International Solidarity

HANDS OFF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS!

HANDS OFF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS!


ICHRP-US Expresses Solidarity with Karapatan, Ibon,

and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Amidst Attacks

The United States Chapter of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US) denounces the vilification of human rights organizations and human rights defenders in the Philippines.  In the last week alone, in addition to the constant vitriol against progressive groups and partylists in public spaces, there was a press conference by the Philippine Government, as well as statement being circulated amongst media groups by a US-trained General, Antonio Parlade, naming organizations and specific people in their tirades against the mass movement in the Philippines.  

The red-tagging of human rights organization, Karapatan; research institution, the Ibon Foundation; and church organization, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) is further proof of the desperation of a fascist regime.  Organizations and advocates who fight on the behalf of the oppressed masses should not be subjected to red-tagging simply for doing what the government fails to do.  The Duterte administration is afraid of the power and legitimacy of these organizations which garner world-wide support for their work to expose and address state-sponsored human rights violations. This comes at the same time as the Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court - the world’s only permanent war crimes tribunal. 

ILPS Commission 3 Solidarity Statement on the Palestinian Political Prisoners' Hunger Strike for Freedom and Dignity

The International League of People's Struggle Commission 3 is in solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees, as they go on a collective hunger strike for "Freedom and Dignity." 

In their fight for self-determination, more than 7,000 Palestinians are imprisoned by the Zionist Israeli government without charges or trial. Their struggle for freedom and dignity is their struggle for liberation from occupation and oppression as a Palestinian nation. 

Free Palestinian political prisoners!

A Solidarity Statement of Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines on the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 

Karapatan stands in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners, as we commemorate with the Palestinian people the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners from April 17 to 24, 2017. This period also marks the protest hunger strike of Palestinian political prisoners, dubbed the “Strike for Dignity,” to call for an end to the prohibitions and cuts to family visits, proper medical care and an end to medical neglect and an end to isolation and administrative detention.

 

Fig. 1. Palestinian Prisoners’ Day celebrated last April 17, 2017 where more than 1,300 Palestinian detainees initiated a hunger strike, photo taken from NSBC International

Letter to UNSR EJK

April 10, 2017

Ms. Agnes Callamard

Special Rapporteur

Extrajudicial/Summary or Arbitrary Executions

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

 Palais Wilson, 52 Rue des Pâquis

CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

 

Dear Ms. Callamard,

Greetings of peace!

On behalf of Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, a non-government organization working for the promotion of human rights in the Philippines, I would like to bring to your attention the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, in line with the counterinsurgency program of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

An Open Letter to President Rodrigo Duterte from Canadians for Just Peace in the Philippines

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! 

We, Canadians for just peace in the Philippines, strongly support the Peace Talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDPF). We believe that the Peace Process is key to solving the long-standing armed conflict and we hope fervently for its success. 

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.

Press release on Intl HR and peace advocates for peace

UK Solidarity 20170211UK Solidarity 20170211

*Please also see attached files for other solidarity statements around the world. 

Statement of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission 3

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

Karapatan calls on Turkey Pres. Erdogan to release Kurdish leaders

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights - Philippines calls on Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to immediately release pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) leaders. 

On November 4, HDP Co-chairs Sellahatin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were arrested along with nine other members of the parliament as part of the crackdown against members of the opposition party. The Erdogan regime used the July 15 failed coup as a pretext to arrest the leaders of the Kurdish people saying they were behind the coup. 

Justice for Berta Caceres and Nelson Garcia!

Caceres was a co-founder of the Civil Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Civico de Organizaciones Populares Indigena de Honduras, COPINH), while Garcia is an active member of the said organization. Founded in 1993, COPINH is a social and political organization that has been actively campaigning for the rights of the Lenca people in Honduras amid the encroachment of US and other transnational corporations in their ancestral lands.
 
 
 
 

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