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Their silence was audible.

As 150 people took their seats, ready to inaugurate ESCR-Net’s Global Strategy Meeting, several empty chairs featured prominently among the crowd; holding space for those who did not manage...

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 ...