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ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Philippines to raise concern about the criminalization of human rights defenders: Roy Velez, Amelita...

A group of Philippine legislators brought this case to challenge the constitutionality of Republic Act No. 8180, otherwise known as the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1996, specifically Sections 5(b), 6 and 9(b) of the Act.

In the past week, several organizational members of ESCR-Net denounced the killing of indigenous leader Emerito Samarca, along with two other individuals, on September 1st in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Emerito Samarca was a prominent leader of...

Please take action on human rights defenders in the Philippines. Please copy the letter and forward it to the address provided. Thank you for taking action on behalf of human rights defenders at risk. Target adresses: Hon. Leila M. De Lima Secretary, Department of Justice (DOJ) Padre Faura Street...

Please download the full report here. Also available in Spanish ...

ESCR-Net have developed a Scoping Report highlighting six cases of corporate capture in different industries and across different regions.  The Scoping Report is a preliminary...

TO: Hon. Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President, Government of the Philippines CC: Hon. Jejomar Binay, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines. Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council\ Hon. Laarni Cayatano, Mayor, City Government of Taguig Hon. Loreta Anne Rosales, Chair,...

In 1991, the Philippines delegated responsibility for “people’s health and safety” to the local level. In exercise of this power, an executive order 003 (“EO 003”) was issued in Manila, in 2000 which declared that the city would take an “affirmative stand on pro-life issues”. In response to a joint submission from NGOs in 2008, the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Committee) conducted an inquiry into alleged human rights violations resulting from the enforcement of EO 003.  

The Philippines found responsable for serious violations of women's rights, according to UN CEDAW and human rights groups