UN Special Rapporteur

New Special Rapporteur to focus on indigenous “collective” rights

Tebtebba release - http://www.tebtebba.org/index.php/component/content/article/99-tebtebba-bulletin/311-new-special-rapporteur-to-focus-on-indigenous-collective-rights
Date of publication: 
6 August, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A new United Nations indigenous woman official from the Philippines has pledged to promote “collective rights”and “good practices”in implementing international standards concerning the rights of indigenous peoples.

“My mandate, therefore, demands lots of research work because I have to come up with reports backed by solid evidence,”Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the new Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, told supporters here recently.

The first-ever indigenous woman Special Rapporteur, who hails from Besao town, Mt.

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.

Rising to the challenge: A witness and a voice for indigenous people

Rappler - http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/54419-rising-challenge-un-special-rapporteur
Date of publication: 
1 April, 2014

[PIPLinks offers a huge congratulations to our board member Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who has been selected as the new UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Cordilleran human rights worker gunned down in Ifugao

Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) News Release
Date of publication: 
26 March, 2014

William Bugatti, member of rights group the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) was killed 7 PM last night in Ifugao.

In a text message received by Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) from human rights organizations in the Cordillera, Bugatti was probably was on his way home from the CHRA office when we was gunned down at the Ifugao Highway in Bolog, Kiangan in Ifugao.

Philippines’ indigenous woman leader named to United Nations post

Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service
Date of publication: 
10 March, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Filipino indigenous woman leader Victoria Tauli-Corpuz has been named as Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples rights, a position in which she will assess the condition of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples worldwide.

United Nations Human Rights Council president Boudelaire Ndong Ella confirmed Tauli-Corpuz’s selection on March 3, noting her “active involvement with United Nations and multi-stakeholder cross-regional bodies on indigenous issues and her past collaboration with and commitment to constructive engagement among governme

Human Rights Day 2013 – Focus on the Philippines

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Statement
Date of publication: 
10 December, 2013

The 10th December 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration has encouraged governments, and others, to promote and protect the human rights of people; historic advances have been made in many countries.

At this time, we are mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest figures in recent history, who gave his life to affirming human dignity and to confronting and fighting against all that belittles and undermines it.

Tampakan Massacre Victim Kin Seeks UN Intervention

Social Action Center of Marbel (SAC-Marbel) & Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) Press Statement
Date of publication: 
4 November, 2013

A relative of massacre victim, Juvy Capion and her two children, has asked for the intervention of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Prof. James Anaya. Erita Capion Dialang seeks an investigation and resolution to the numerous violations of their rights as B’laan Indigenous Peoples, [1] which include the killing of members of their clans in struggles over a proposed mining project by Sagittarius Mines Inc.

Tribe groups seek UN hand on rights violations

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL, Northern Dispatch - http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/05/27/tribe-groups-seek-un-hand-on-rights-violations/
Date of publication: 
27 May, 2013

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous peoples groups sought the intervention of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on the escalating human rights violations against indigenous peoples in the country in the ongoing meeting of the 12th Session of the UNPFII in New York, USA this May 20 to May 31.

In the intervention, Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rig

Report from the Office of Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat

Report delivered to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at meeting in Kuala Lumpar
Date of publication: 
13 March, 2013


This report focuses on the exercise of the mandate granted to the Office of Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat who Chairs the House of Representatives Committee on National Cultural Communities.



In the exercise of legislative powers vested on the Philippine Congress through the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the Office has passed several Bills in the 15th Congress,

Asian NGO brings Subanen tribe case to UN

by Voltaire Tupaz - http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/16614-asian-ngo-brings-subanen-tribe-case-to-un
Date of publication: 
22 November, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – While seeking justice for the killing of his 11-year-old son, Jordan, Subanen Timuay (tribal chieftain) Locencio Manda had to move his wife and two other children out of their ancestral land into safety.

According to Manda, he brought them to an undisclosed location, far from the community, whose struggle to defend their land, he took on after his father died.

Manda, one of the claimants of the Subanen Indigenous Community Ancestral Domain, has been leading the Subanen tribe’s efforts to claim and protect their ancestral domain from mining and logging operations.