Who We Are 2017-07-27T11:12:25+00:00


The Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights) is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since October 10, 1994. It is an associated NGO of the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and has a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).

The Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights) has been part of the human rights movement and has been doing advocacy work through its research and information activities since its formation. Established through a resolution passed during the 7th National Congress of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and formally constituted in July 1991, PhilRights serves as the research and information center of the alliance.

The institution has been able to make itself known through the publication and dissemination of its researches, information and education including manuals, primers, video documentaries, on important human rights and development issues.


  1. Living in the Margins: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in an Urban and a Rural Community, June 2010
  2. Human Rights and Mining: Training Module on Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations, 2007
  3. Primer on Human Rights and Mining (with versions in Filipino and Cebuano), 2007
  4. The Anti-Terrorism Act in the Philippines: A Human Rights Critique (Occasional Paper No. 1), 2006
  5. On Integrating Peace and Human Rights in Secondary Education: Toward Strengthening Lumad, Moro & Settler Relations in Mindanao, 2006
  6. Restorative Justice: Legal Framework and Practices in the Philippines, 2006
  7. Invisible Realities, Forgotten Voices: The women on death row from a gender and rights-based perspective, 2006
  8. The Criminal Justice System and the Death Penalty (A legislative kit for the abolition of the death penalty in the Philippines), 2006
  9. Ang Akin Lang: Parusang Kamatayan at Hustisya sa Malikhaing Paglalahad ng Kabataang Pilipino, 2005
  10. Training on your Rights: Modules on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2005
  11. All children have rights (A booklet on the Convention on the Rights of the Child with versions in Filipino & Maranao), 2005
  12. Deadly Playgrounds: Primer on Child Soldiers in the Philippines (with versions in Filipino), 2005
  13. Deadly Playgrounds: The Phenomenon of Child Soldiers in the Philippines, 2005
  14. A Rapid Assessment on the Performance of the 12th Philippine Congress (June-November 2004), 2004
  15. Heinous Crime = Death Penalty: A Primer on Death Penalty in the Philippines, 2004
  16. Comic books on Children and Peace with translations (with versions in English, Filipino & Visayan), 2003
  17. Comic book on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (with versions in Filipino, Ilocano & Visayan), 2003
  18. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Grassroots View (ESC Rights Standards & Indicators Setting), 2002
  19. Zoom Into Your Rights: A Teacher’s Guide in Teaching Human Rights, 2001
  20. A Guide to Human Rights Lobbyists (10th Congress), 2000
  21. Golf Courses: Are They on Par with Human Rights, 1999
  22. Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Philippine Experience (with English and Filipino versions), 1997
  23. Inside the Chambers: The Performance of the 9th Philippine Congress on Human Rights, 1996


1. Legal na pagpatay ng estado kay Juan dela Cruz (The Killing of Juan dela Cruz by the State), 2004
– A video documentary on the history of death penalty in the Philippines and the plight of prisoners on death row.

2. Moving Mountains, 2001
– This tackles the issue of mining and its impact on the environment and the livelihood of people in the affected communities.

3. The Headhunter’s Shadow, 2001
– A video about the impact of the construction of the Casecnam Dam in Nueva Vizcaya on the lives and culture of indigenous peoples, the Bugkalots).

4. Bangsamoro: Isang sulyap sa kanilang pakikibaka (Bangsamoro: A glimpse at their struggle), 2001
– “Isang sulyap sa kanilang pakikibaka” is a video documentary on the continuing struggle of the Bangsamoro people in the Southern Philippines towards self-determination.