UN Human Rights Council

Philippines: Paramilitaries Attack Tribal Villages, Schools

Human Rights Watch Statement - https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/09/23/philippines-paramilitaries-attack-tribal-villages-schools
Date of publication: 
23 September, 2015

Military Supporting Abusive Forces in Mindanao

(Manila) – The Philippine military has repeatedly stood aside while paramilitary forces have attacked indigenous villages and schools in the southern region of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said today.

Philippines: UN experts urge probe into killings of three Indigenous peoples’ rights defenders

Date of publication: 
22 September, 2015

GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, and on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, today called on the Philippines Government to launch a full and independent investigation into the killings of three human rights defenders in Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, which is currently affected by armed conflicts.

One of the human rights defenders killed was the director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Development (ALCADEV), a school providing education to indigenous youth who live in the mo

Philippine Human Rights Group Discussed Concerns with UN Special Rapporteurs

KARAPATAN Press Statement
Date of publication: 
12 June, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland — Human rights advocates of the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights (EcuVoice), who are participating in the 26th United Nations Human Rights Council sessions, welcomed the information conveyed by two United Nations special rapporteurs on their official visits to the Philippines to conduct independent investigations on the human rights situation in the country.

UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Dr.

Know your rights, book tells indigenous women

By Maurice Malanes, Inquirer Northern Luzon - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/583552/know-your-rights-book-tells-indigenous-women
Date of publication: 
9 March, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—The United Nations has provided women with more than enough convenants to protect their rights.

But these remain abstract notions unless women get to know about these rights so they could be asserted, according to a new indigenous women’s rights handbook that was launched here in time for International Women’s Month this March.

“A Handbook on the CEDAW: Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights” seeks to help indigenous women “know what their rights are and how to claim and assert them,” according to its authors, Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oan and Helen Tugen

Obstacles concerning access to justice and protection for indigenous people

Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) statement - ALRC-CWS-21-02-2012
Date of publication: 
28 August, 2012

Twenty-first session, Agenda Item 3, half-day discussion on indigenous peoples: access to Justice

A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the range of reports concerning the human rights of indigenous people during the upcoming 21st session of the Human Rights Council, being held from September 10 to 28, 2012.

‘Bloody May’ for ecologists: killings, harassments and acquittal of violators under Aquino

Kalikasan Press Release
Date of publication: 
29 May, 2012

As the United Nations Human Rights Council is currently reviewing government and independent reports in the Philippines’ universal periodic review, green groups expressed alarm today over what they described as “Bloody May,” as documented extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations (HRVs) towards ecological defenders this May are historically the most to occur in just a month.

“Like a grim reminder to the continuing universal periodic review of the Philippines’ state of human rights, four ecologists have been killed in the month of May alone.

Forced evacuation, militarization raised before EU a month before Philippine UPR

Karapatan Press release
Date of publication: 
30 April, 2012

Bakwit communities demand: We want to return home to our land

A month before the Philippine government undergoes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Karapatan, with representatives from the evacuees in Caraga and Bukidnon, raised the issue of internally displaced persons or internal refugees before the diplomatic missions of the European Union, Spain, France, and Netherlands to the Philippines.

Cristina Palabay, Karapatan spokesperson said that, “the European Union representatives are aware that the Philippines will go through the sec

Joint Submission for the Second Universal Periodic Review on Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

PIPLinks & various groups
Date of publication: 
1 November, 2011

Joint Submission on the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines

Submitted to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

For the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines
(2nd Cycle, 13th Session, 2012)

Submitted by:




Statement by LRC to UN on state of Philippine Indigenous Peoples

Speaker: Ana Rhia Muhi, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Friends of the Earth
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples