STATEMENT ON THE RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACT BILL
05 August 2012
More than 40 years ago, during the International Year for Human Rights, the Philippines joined the global community in proclaiming that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.
FIDH member organizations from Asia, Africa and the Americas meeting in Lima between 9 and 11 July 2012 in an international seminar « Human Rights and Business at Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives » have adopted the following Declaration:
The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is appalled, with restrained rage for justice, at what a remote field for root crops in Sitio Irrigation, Brgy. Pinagsangahan, San Francisco, Quezon Province has yielded – skeletal remains of possible 30 or more persons.
09 July 2012
BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines
Thru: Hon. Manuel L. Quezon III
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office
Subject: Passage of the Freedom of Information Act
Dear Mr. President:
We are members of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, a broad network of organizations and individuals from various social sectors and civil-society groups that have long been campaigning for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
20th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Item 8: Follow-up to and Implementation of the
Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) - General Debate
Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Yap Swee Seng on Behalf of
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA draws the attention of the Council to the recent developments on the drafting of a sub-regional human rights declaration by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). We echo the call from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in her 11 May press release, that a transparent process of inclusive and meaningful consultation on the draft is key in ensuring that the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration has the ownership and support of the peoples of Southeast Asia.1 In this light, we welcome the first formal regional-level consultation held by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in Kuala Lumpur on 22 June 2012. However, we