PCFS to the 44th regular session of the UNHRC: Uphold human rights in the Philippines!

June 2020

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty stands in solidarity with the Filipino people – the LGBTQ+ community, jeepney drivers, Indigenous Peoples, farmers, and all the other marginalized sectors – for their rights and welfare especially amid the country’s unabated COVID-19 pandemic.

PCFS urges the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to

accept the report of UN rights chief Michele Bachelet on the human rights situation in the Philippines. It endorses the proposal for an independent probe on the human rights situation in the Philippines. The coalition also promotes the call of the UN experts for UN member states to initiate “governmental sanctions and criminal prosecution” against Philippine officials perpetrating human rights abuses. 
READ: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Philippines

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