Philippines Subcommittee

The Philippines Subcommittee works closely with people's movements and people's lawyers in the Philippines, challenging the role of the US in the Philippines, including struggling against US bases in the Philippines. Works on issues of political prisoners, peasants and workers struggles, indigenous struggles, and related concerns.

Archive of Philippines Subcommittee materials, 2006-2014

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Email: Vanessa Lucas

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Palestine Subcommittee Updates

  • #RiceNotBullets #FastForFilipinoFarmers April 7-8

    As the National Lawyers Guild is a member of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), our comrades in the ICHRP Northern California Network have invited us to participate in a 24-hour solidarity fast with the farmers and Lumad victims of the Kidapawan massacre. The fast will begin on April 7 at 9pm EST (April […]

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  • NLG IC calls for justice for Kidapawan violence against Philippines farmers and indigenous people

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee expresses its strongest solidarity with the people’s movement in the Philippines following the violent events in Kidapawan, Mindanao, Philippines on April 1, 2016. Over 5,000 subsistance farmers and indigenous Lumads from different parts of the region were protesting on the Kidapawan highway, calling for the release of immediate emergency […]

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  • Response to Ms. Loida Lewis from IPT Convener National Lawyers Guild

    The National Lawyers Guild, as a convenor of the International People’s Tribunal (IPT), wishes to respond to the comments made by Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis on Balitang America following the verdict of the IPT finding the Aquino and US Governments are: 1. GUILTY of gross human rights violations involving the civil and political rights of […]

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  • International Verdict Declares Philippine President Aquino Guilty

    WASHINGTON DC– Azadeh Shahshahani, prominent human rights attorney and author, delivered the verdict declaring Philippine President Aquino and the U.S. Government, as represented by President Obama, “GUILTY of gross and systematic violations of human rights.” “Over the past two long, painful and enraging days, We have closely and keenly listened, watched, seen, asked, pondered on […]

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  • International Tribunal to Hear Rights Violations in the Philippines

    The National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers are among the co-convenors of an international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III, launched on March 12 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Dubbed as the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT), the initiative […]

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  • Human Rights Crisis Continues in the Philippines: Women Lawyers Release Update of Report

    The findings of the delegation’s visit to the Philippines were originally set forth in Seeking Answers: Probing Political Persecution, Repression & Human Rights Violations in the Philippines, published in September 2006. Since that time, the authors have continued to monitor developments in the Philippines, and remain concerned about the rising number of extrajudicial killings and […]

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