YR 47 Issue 1 2011
LegMa Soc intensifies human rights campaign
By JUSTINE MARIE P. MENDOZA
STUDENTS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) intensified their campaign on human rights awareness in response to the increasing cases of impunity and discrimination in the country through a series of lectures held last December 1 and 5 at the UST Civil Law Auditorium.
The Legal Management Society (LegMa Soc), in coordination with the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines, organized the lectures wherein representatives from different sectors of the society shared their experiences about discrimination and impunity.
“International standards have to be considered for the Philippines to fully achieve the goals and aims of Human Rights advocates,” PAHRA Chairman Max de Mesa said.
He encouraged everyone to consider “our neighbors as ourselves” to stop impu-the country. De Mesa added that the abduction of six contract workers who were accused to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) is one example of how injustice plagues the country.
Jonal Javier, another human rights advocate discussed the threats faced by advocates like him. He noted that some become victims of extrajudicial killings while others are accused to be members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Abu Sayaff Group.
Anafe Maravillas, core group member of the Philippine commission on United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), called on to others to give Persons with Disability (PWD) proper treatment and respect as members of the society.
“The right of PWD involves equality and non-discrimination,” Maravillas said,
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