Needless to say, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) have a key role in the protection and promotion of human rights. Notwithstanding their irreplaceable and indispensable function in pushing for an effective protection of the most elemental rights, however, it has been an undisputable fact that they often are the most targeted groups by governments and vulnerable, … Continue reading The Broader Context of the Problematique Human Rights Defenders are Encountering in Latin-America and the Caribbean countries
As more than 5000 alleged drug dealers have been killed in the Philippines in under a year, mostly from the lower classes, one has to wonder if President Roberto Duterte’s bloody campaign is truly a war on drugs or rather, a war on the poor? During a recent podium discussion about the human rights violations … Continue reading A ‘War on drugs’ or a War on the Poor?
As we celebrate the liberation and achievement of women worldwide on International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur reminds us of the gender disparities women human rights defenders continue to face at the frontlines.
Many had a genuine hope and pervasive expectation that the newly crowned regime under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte would become a highly reinvigorated political reformation, and as an institutional breakthrough in tackling the ‘much-said about’ challenges, inter alia; the ceaseless armed conflict, the massive human rights violations, the tenacity of injustice, the burgeoning … Continue reading The recent killing of Filipino HRD’s and death threats to their families and other HRDS!
On the occasion of International human rights day on the 10th of December 2016, Human Rights Matter (HRM) stands up for the rights of political prisoners and imprisoned human rights defenders in the Philippines. Human Rights Matter is seriously concerned and alarmed to hear about the death of the detained political prisoner Bernabe Ocasla, who … Continue reading A call to the President urging to be abided by his own self declared promises: Release all political prisoners and imprisoned human rights defenders!!
Human Rights Matter (HRM) is deeply distraught by the outrageous attack and KILLING of innocent FARMERS AND Lumad indigenous people IN KIDAPAWAN, NORTH COTABATO by the PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE. Notwithstanding the persistently ongoing repression and tyrannical killings, assaults, forced disappearances and other inhuman treatments against FARMERS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES and against human rights defenders and … Continue reading Human Rights Matter Statement to the Kidapawan Massacre
Our deepest condolences goes to the people in Brussels who have been victims of recent attacks. Let us also not forget all those who throughout the world are also victims of such attacks and violence, as no life is more important than any other. As Human Rights Matter celebrated in Pangea- Haus the beginning of … Continue reading Pangea-Haus’ Anti-Racism Day-Refugees Welcome: Organized system or Luck?
Instead of following our previous blog piece reporting on the second day of events at the past attended Logan Symposium: Challenge Power! we have decided to wait and let it all marinate and sink in. We wanted to share with our readers a more in-depth/intimate dialogue, lessons learnt and our personal reflections on how technology and … Continue reading Reflections After CIJ Logan Symposium: Challenge Power!
We are reporting from the CIJ Challenge Power Symposium 2016 /#Logan CIJ 2016 being held this year in Berlin. The first day started with powerful speakers, to name a few: Jacob Appelbaum, Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, Duncan Campbell and Julian Assange. The overall theme of the conference is the interaction between journalists and those alike … Continue reading CIJ Challenge Power Symposium 2016
Urgent Action Request for March 4th 2016: HRD Threatened in the Philippines! Name of HRD at risk: Zara Reboton Alvarez* Country: Philippines Date and time of security incident: 4th of March 2016 at 08:45 am Security incident: Received threats via SMS “JUST WAIT YOU ARE GOING BACK TO JAIL AGAIN WE KNOW … Continue reading Urgent Action Request for March 4th 2016: HRD Threatened in the Philippines!