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    European Parliament supports calls from concerned NGOs and people’s organizations to end impunity in the Philippines now

    The Philippine UPR Watch, after successfully lobbying different country missions in the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines in Geneva, proceeded to meet with representatives of the Sub-committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament (DROI) in Brussels, Belgium (06 June 2012).

     

    DROI Vice Chairperson Andrzej Grzyb, after listening to the presentations of Marie Hilao-Enriquez (KARAPATAN Chairperson and co-head of the Philippine UPR Watch delegation), Jacquiline Ruiz (Children's Rehabilitation Center), Beverly Longid (Katribu President and Cordillera People Alliance representative to the UPR Watch), and Bai Ali Indayla (KAWAGIB and Moro-Christian People's Alliance representative to the UPR Watch), personally committed to put the Philippines in the agenda of the sub-committee, and looks forward to continuing dialogue and exchange of views regarding the specific issues raised

     

    *The Philippine UPR Watch is an alliance of non-government organizations in the Philippines committed to the monitoring, documenting and reporting of the state of compliance of the government of the Philippines to human rights standards. Its member organizations comprising of: Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights), Hustisya!, Desaparecidos, National Council of Churches in the Philippines, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan or BAYAN (New Patriotic Alliance), IBON Foundation, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Moro-Christian People’s Alliance, United Church of Christ of the Philippines, Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan sa Pilipinas (National Alliance of Indigenous Peoples’Organization in the Philippines), Promotion of Church People’s Response, Ramento Project for Rights Defenders, Cordillera People’s Alliance, Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao and the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, is committed  to advance, protect and defend human rights in the country

    Please find in the links below, resolutions filed and adopted by members of the European Parliament, calling for an end to impunity in the Philippines:

    Final text adopted 14 June: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&reference=P7-TA-2012-0264&language=EN

    Motion initiated by of the Verts/ALE groep and DROI Chairperson Barbara Lochbihler:
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+MOTION+B7-2012-0331+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN
    Joint motion with other political parties/MEPs: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=P7-RC-2012-0308&language=EN

     

     

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