A Human Rights and Peace Agenda on Good Governance

By |July 12th, 2010|

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.

Putting an end to torture

By |July 9th, 2010|

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.

HUMAN RIGHTS in the Platforms of Presidential Candidates

By |May 6th, 2010|

1. Ang Kapatiran (JC de los Reyes) Provisions Expressly Linked to Human Rights Elements of Civil and Political Rights Elements [...]

FULL OF SOUND AND FURY: Human Rights and the 2010 Presidential Candidates

By |May 5th, 2010|

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


By |May 5th, 2010|

To gauge how human rights issues figure in the 2010 elections, PhilRights looked into the platforms and sampled some public appearances of the presidential candidates.