What the Philippine Government Must Do to Fulfill its Obligations Under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [...]
This resource book is primarily a reference material on peace and human rights. It can be used by teachers to familiarize themselves with the concepts, principles, categories, and treaties related to peace and human rights. It also provides information on the history of Mindanao and the Mindanao conflict where human rights and peace issues have been central concerns.
The human rights community will demand and expect a substantial and meaningful program of government that is based on human rights principles and a system of governance that is transparent, responsible, based on the rule of law, accountable and participatory.
Anti-torture advocates should continue to be watchful to ensure that the law, which took 22 years to be passed, will effectively protect the citizens from torture and other cruel forms of treatment, and that perpetrators will be brought to justice.
Elections themselves are human rights events: first, because they give voice to the political will of the people involved; and secondly, because, to be truly free and fair consistent with international standards, they must be conducted in an atmosphere which is respectful of basic human rights. - Human rights and elections: A handbook on the legal, technical and human rights aspects of elections