Philippine EcuVoice to participate in side events at the 14th Session of the UNHRC

The members of the Ecumenical Voice delegation shall be participating in the following side events sponsored by different international human rights organizations:

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
13:00 – 15:00
(7pm ManilaTime)

“ATTACKS ON LAWYERS, JUDGES AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: THE URGENT NEED FOR PROTECTIVE MEASURES”

Room: Room XXVII Palais des Nations, Geneva
Sponsor: Lawyers Rights Watch Canada; Lawyers for Lawyers; the International  Commission of Jurists; and Judges for Judges
Speakers

  • Gabriela C. Knaul de Albuquerque e Silva, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
  • Gerald Staberock, Director Center for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, International Commission of Jurists
  • Gustavo Gallon, Director Colombian Commission of Jurists

Respondents

  • Giyoun Kim – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Absence of state and regional protection measures in Asia and opportunities for NGOs to provide PM
  • Judge Fred Ampuan and lawyers Edre Olalia and Carlos Zarate,
  • The Philippines’ experience: Dangers facing jurists and the lack of protective measures
  • Peace Brigade International, What NGOs do to protect human rights defenders in danger

Moderator: Phon van den Biesen, President of Lawyers for Lawyers

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
Time: 11.00-13.00H
(5pm Manila time)

“THE MORONG 43 CASE IN THE PHILIPPINES”

Room: Room XXII, Palais des Nations
Sponsors: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)

Speakers:

  • Manfred Nowak (tbc) (Special Rapporteur on torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment)
  • Amaryllis Hilao-Enriquez (Chairperson Karapatan, Philippine national human rights organization)
  • Roneo S. Clamor (Husband of one of the doctors among the Morong 43)
  • Atty. Edre Olalia (One of the lawyers of the Morong 43), Acting Secretary General, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), Philippines
  • Eric Sottas (Secretary General, World Organization against Torture)

Moderator: Renate Bloem, (CIVICUS at the UN Geneva)

Members of the EcuVoice will also participate in the oral interventions in the

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

13:00 – 15:00 (7pm Mla Time)

Room: Room XXVII Palais des Nations, Geneva

Sponsor: Lawyers Rights Watch Canada; Lawyers for Lawyers; the International

Commission of Jurists; and Judges for Judges

Title: Attacks on Lawyers, Judges and Human Rights Defenders: The Urgent Need for Protective Measures

Speakers

Gabriela C. Knaul de Albuquerque e Silva, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Gerald Staberock, Director Center for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, International Commission of Jurists

Gustavo Gallon, Director Colombian Commission of Jurists

Respondents

Giyoun Kim – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Absence of state and regional protection measures in Asia and opportunities for NGOs to provide PM

Judge Fred Ampuan and lawyers Edre Olalia and Carlos Zarate,

The Philippines’ experience: Dangers facing jurists and the lack of protective measures

Peace Brigade International, What NGOs do to protect human rights defenders in danger

Moderator

Phon van den Biesen, President of Lawyers for Lawyers

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

Time: 11.00-13.00H

Room: Room XXII, Palais des Nations

Sponsors: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)

Title: The Morong 43 Case in the Philippines

Speakers:

Manfred Nowak (tbc) (Special Rapporteur on torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment)

Amaryllis Hilao-Enriquez (Chairperson Karapatan, Philippine national human rights organization)

Roneo S. Clamor (Husband of one of the doctors among the Morong 43)

Atty. Edre Olalia (One of the lawyers of the Morong 43), Acting Secretary General, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), Philippines

Eric Sottas (Secretary General, World Organization against Torture)

Moderator:

Renate Bloem, (CIVICUS at the UN Geneva)

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