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View the Manila Declaration that resulted from the March 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries.

Country: 
Philippines
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Philippines
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Philippines
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OP-ICESCR

An action was filed by several minors represented by their parents against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cancel existing timber license agreements in the country and to stop issuance of new ones. It was claimed that the resultant deforestation and damage to the environment violated their constitutional rights to a balanced and healthful ecology and to health (Sections 16 and 15, Article II of the Constitution).   The petitioners asserted that they represented others of their generation as well as generations yet unborn.

Country: 
Philippines
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
OP-ICESCR