[IPMSDL Statement] Condemn the Duterte Govt’s Terrorist Rule

AIPP statement

Canada-based Open Letter to Duterte re Terrorist listing

CHRP UK open letter

D’Souza Rights CVR 09-11-17

Opposition to the Duterte government’s “terror list” is fast spreading. The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines would like to express its thanks to the different groups and alliances across the globe who have released statements and letters of concern regarding this issue.
These are the statements that we have been able to monitor so far. For those who have also released their own statements but were not included here, we hope you can forward copies or links to them.
1. Ibon International
2. Canada-based organisations and individuals, namely:
• Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR)
• Alliance for Peoples’ Health (APH)
• Canada Palestine Association
• Cafe Rebelde Collective
• East Indian Defense Committee
• International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Vancouver)
• Kagawasan Campaign in Solidarity with Negros
• Mining Justice Alliance (MJA)
• Migrante BC
• Sanctuary Health (Vancouver)
• South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD)
• Jocelyn Billie Pierre
Nlaka’pamux nation, Canada
• Dr. Valerie Raoul, Professor Emerita
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
University of British Columbia
• Kamal Gautam
CUPE BC International Solidarity Committee
• Rev. Stuart Lyster
United Church of Canada
• Shehnaz Montani
CUPE BC International Solidarity Committee
4. Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
5. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact/AIPP
6. Front Line Defenders (see link: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/statement-report/philippines-front-line-defenders-condemns-inclusion-human-rights-defenders-%E2%80%98terror)
7. Civicus (see link: https://www.civicus.org/index.php/media-resources/media-releases/3099-philippines-indigenous-rights-activists-at-risk-after-being-tagged-as-terrorists)
8. Bayan USA (see link: http://bayanusa.org/)
9. Protection International (see link: https://www.protectioninternational.org/en/node/1664)
10. International Union for Conservation of Nature (see link: https://www.iucn.org/news/secretariat/201803/iucn-dismayed-philippines-seeks-declare-un-special-rapporteur-%E2%80%98terrorist%E2%80%99)
11. Cultural Survival (see link: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/cultural-survival-stands-solidarity-victoria-tauli-corpuz-and-joan-carling-wake-unfounded)
12. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago/AMAN (see link: http://www.aman.or.id/statement-of-concern-on-the-increasing-harassment-and-intimidation-of-indigenous-peoples-leaders-and-human-rights-defenders-in-the-philippines/)
13. Friends of the Earth International (see link: http://www.foei.org/news/philippine-tagging-criminalizing-human-rights-defenders)
14. Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples (see link: https://m.facebook.com/notes/seventh-generation-fund-for-indigenous-peoples/indigenous-peoples-are-the-first-responders-and-frontline-protectors-of-the-eart/10155951937470196/)
15. Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas/FAPI (see link: http://www.fapi.org.py/organizaciones-internacionales-rechazan-acusacion-del-gobierno-de-filipinas-contra-defensores-de-derechos-humanos/)
16. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development/APWLD (see link: http://apwld.org/statement-women-human-rights-defenders-are-not-terrorists/)
Likewise, different UN bodies have also raised their concerns.
1. From Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/03/1004622
2. From Michel Forst, UN SR on HRDs, and Catalina Devandas, SR on the rights of persons with disabilities and chairperson of the coordination committee of the Special Procedures: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22783&LangID=E
3. From Erik Solheim, UN Environment: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/statement/statement-response-allegations-terrorism-against-un-special-rapporteurs
4. https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/2018.03.13-UNPFII-statement-Philippines-HRDs.pdf5. From Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/2018.03.13-UNPFII-statement-Philippines-HRDs.pdf

Please help disseminate these and encourage more people to release their own statements of concern and support. They can directly send their statements to their respective embassies/consulates or to the following Philippine-based authorities:

H.E. Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Republic
Malacañang Palace,
JP Laurel St., San Miguel
Manila Philippines
Voice: (+632) 564 1451 to 80
Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968
E-mail: op@president.gov.ph or send message through http://president.gov.ph/contact-us/

Hon. Jesus Dureza
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
7th Floor Agustin Building I
Emerald Avenue
Pasig City 1605
Voice:+63 (2) 636 0701 to 066
Fax:+63 (2) 638 2216
Email: stqd.papp@opapp.gov.ph, feedback@opapp.net

Ret. Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana
Secretary, Department of National Defense
Room 301 DND Building, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo,
E. de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City
Voice:+63(2) 911-6193 / 911-0488 / 982-5600
Fax:+63(2) 982-5600
Email: info@dnd.gov.ph, webmaster@dnd.gov.ph

Hon. Vitaliano Aguirre
Secretary, Department of Justice
Padre Faura St., Manila
Direct Line 521-8344; 5213721
Trunkline: 523-84-81 loc.214
Fax: (+632) 521-1614
Email: communications@doj.gov.ph

Hon. Jose Luis Martin Gascon
Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights
SAAC Bldg., UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Voice: (+632) 928-5655, 926-6188
Fax: (+632) 929 0102
Email: chairgascon.chr@gmail.com

We hope that more people will add their voices in the following days. Let us generate enough pressure against the tagging of Filipino activists and human rights defenders and condemn the Philippine government’s various schemes to impose tyrannical rule in the country.
Stop criminalizing dissent! We are rights activists, not terrorists!
Stop Duterte’s Killings in the Philippines!!

In solidarity,

The Secretariat
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines