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6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum Manila Declaration II
Human Rights Defenders' Activities
Friday, 12 December 2014 17:38
6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum Manila Declaration II
(Adopted in Manila, the Philippines, on 5 December 2014)

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We, more than 150 human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from 22 countries across Asia, together with other regional and international partners, participating in the 6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum held in Manila, the Philippines, on 3-5 December 2014, themed “Consolidation of HRD Protection Platforms Towards Stronger and Vibrant HRD Networks in Asia,” co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA);

Asserting our identity as HRDs and WHRDs and our indispensable role in the advancement, consolidation and sustaining of democracy that is built on the foundation of effective protection, promotion and respect of universal human rights;

Standing in solidarity with all HRDs and WHRDs who are at risk for asserting their own as well as others’ human rights;

Recognising the contribution of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, as well as other regional and international protection mechanisms, in legitimising and protecting the work of HRDs and WHRDs across the region;

Appreciating the presence of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mr. Michel Forst, in this forum, his first visit to Asia since assuming his mandate in June 2014;

Reaffirming our commitment to work for the realisation of human rights for all peoples and to attain justice for victims of human rights violations; and

Recalling the 1998 UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognised Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders), all recommendations from reports of previous mandate holders of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, as well as resolutions made at previous Asian Human Rights Defenders Forums;
Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 17:41
 
Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats
Human Rights Defenders' Activities
Monday, 08 December 2014 13:50

Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats

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Photo by Crystal Flores/ TFDP Mindanao

(Quezon City, 6 December 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) reiterated their call to Asian governments, as well as national, regional and international institutions to ensure an effective protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Asia.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 13:57
 
Human Rights Defenders - Pilipinas
Human Rights Defenders' Activities
Saturday, 26 March 2011 19:38
hrd-logo-sample-colored5HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS – PILIPINAS
(HRD-Pilipinas or HRDP)

Human Rights Defenders – Pilipinas or HRD-Pilipinas is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly registered under the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is a membership organization of individuals actively engaging in the promotion, defense, protection and fulfillment of “human rights for all” in the Philippines on various issues be it in civil, political, economic, social, cultural spheres or in the field of development and peace.

Human Rights Defenders-Pilipinas was born-out from the series of campaigns of civil society organizations against the rising phenomenon of extra-judicial killings of human rights workers and activists in Philippines in 2006. This was highlighted with the official visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Summary Execution Prof. Phillip Alston in March 2007; and, its subsequent report and recommendations on the Philippines at the UN Human Rights Council.

In 2008, under the Human Rights Defenders Program of the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), series of consultations were conducted on the situation and protection of HRDs. In a resolution during the 1st National Conference of Human Rights Defenders on December 1-2, 2009 at De LaSalle College of Saint Benilde in Manila, participants to the gathering resolved to establish a formal organization of HRDs to look into possible protection mechanisms for HRDs and ways of enhancing their capabilities in doing human rights work.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2011 11:00
 
Human rights essential to democracy – UN Expert
Human Rights Defenders' Activities
Friday, 03 December 2010 18:23
PRESS RELEASE
3 December 2010

Human rights essential to democracy – UN Expert

December 2 , Manila -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, yesterday urged governments in Asia to recognize and protect persons working on human rights issues as “essential” to building democracy.

Sekaggya said, “human rights play an indispensable role in the defense of democracy” as she observed that democracy is at a cross roads in many countries in the region, where the military and conservative parties are making a comeback.

Ms Sekaggaya is in Manila in an unofficial capacity to participate in a regional forum of human rights defenders from 2 to 4 December, in which some 100 human rights activists from 16 countries in Asia are participating.

The UN independent expert from Uganda explained that “criticism and dissent are the lifeblood of a healthy democratic society.”
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 December 2010 14:49
 
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