We commemorate the declaration of martial law across the Philippines onthe 21st of September in 1972 by President Ferdinand Marcos. His martialrule lasted fourteen years and was responsible for thousands of killings andhuman rights violations. For many of these cases, no justice has beenserved. Contrary… Read More »ICHRP Canada commemorates martial law: past and present
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!
This letter was delivered July 13, 2021, via email The Honourable Marc GarneauMinister of Foreign AffairsHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Minister, We are a coalition of churches and organizations concerned about the escalating violence in the Philippines and the seeming lack of Canadian… Read More »Letter Concerning the Rape and Murder of 3 Lumad Indigenous Youth
The second report of InvestigatePH, the independent international investigation into the human rights crisis in the Philippines, was released on July 6th. It details police and military impunity, a war against dissenters, and the destruction and displacement brought upon the Moro people. Members, affiliates, and… Read More »ICHRP-Canada Expresses Outrage at Results of Second InvestigatePH Report
REGISTER:https://investigate.ph/focus 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… Read More »WEBINAR: Focus on the Philippines: Stop Red Tagging!