FROM AQUINO TO DUTERTE: REMEMBER ALL THE MARTYRS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE LAND REFORM FROM MENDIOLA TO TODAY Today marks the 35th Anniversary of a horrific crime perpetrated by state security forces against a peaceful farmers’ protest calling for land reform on Mendiola outside… Read More »ICHRP Statement on the 35th Anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre
The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) – Canada extends warm congratulations to our close partner, Cristina “Tinay” Palabay, who will be receiving the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights as part of the December 10, 2021 celebration of International Human Rights Day… Read More »Franco-German Prize for Human Rights: Congratulations to KARAPATAN’s Cristina Palabay!
This letter was delivered on December 13, 2021, via email. The English and French copies are reproduced here in full. To download the PDF copies, please visit this page. December 13, 2021 Dear Mr. Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, We, the undersigned, represent… Read More »Letter Calling for the Resumption of ICC’s Investigation from Canadian Churches and Partners
This letter was delivered on November 27, 2021, via email. The English and French copies are reproduced here in full. For PDF copies of these letters, copies of the letters sent by Canadian churches and partners, and a template letter than you can send to… Read More »Letter Calling for ICC Investigation of Duterte’s Crimes against Humanity to Proceed
The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada), joins the Filipino people, human rights defenders, peace advocates and international human rights groups in marking the 73rd International Human Rights Day. We honour activists, human rights defenders as we gain inspiration from them to… Read More »ICHRP-Canada Statement Marking International Human Rights Day 10th December 2021
You are invited to join A Day of Ecumenical Prayer for the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines. The service, which will feature church leaders from Canada and the Philippines, follows the release of the third report of Investigate PH. Investigate PH is an international… Read More »Invitation: Ecumenical Day of Prayer for the Philippines
The alarming human rights situation in the Philippines is drawing international concern. Following the June 2020 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report, people’s organizations and civil society demanded an independent international investigation of the Philippine human rights situation, amid a… Read More »Register now – Focus on the Philippines: Exposing Duterte’s Three Wars
August 17, 2021 Today marks one year since human rights worker Zara Alvarez, a brave and staunch defender of farmers and Filipino rights, was murdered on August 17th 2020. Zara was assassinated by a state death squad in Bacolod City, Philippines, a victim of the… Read More »ICHRP marks 1st anniversary of the state murder of Filipina human rights worker Zara Alvarez
Hundreds of thousands of Indigenous peoples, land and human rights defenders, and low-income people are being displaced, terrorized, jailed and killed in the Philippines by their own government. INVESTIGATE PH is documenting these abuses in a series of three reports. The second report, released on July 6 and submitted to the UN Human Rights Council,… Read More »TAKE ACTION to stop state-sponsored killings and human rights violations in the Philippines
The following was delivered as a speech in People’s State of the Nation Address events in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal on the weekend of Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth SONA, July 2021. The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, Canada chapter, stands with the… Read More »SONA 2021 Statement: Investigate, Prosecute, and Make Change!