Monthly Archives: March 2018

Letter of support from Tarja Halonen, former President President of Finland 2000-2012

By | 30 March, 2018

Tarja Halonen“29 March, 2018“Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz“UN Special Rapporteur for rights of indigenous peoples “My dear friend Vicky, “My attention was drawn to very disturbing legal tangles threatening you as well as several indigenous leaders and human rights defenders in the Philippines as a result of your work defending the indigenous populations of the Philippines. And… Read More »

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Statements in support of indigenous human rights defenders in the Philippines

By | 27 March, 2018

“We call upon the Government of the Philippines to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples, and particularly indigenous human rights defenders, in line with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” “We call on the Philippine Government to immediately remove the names of Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Joan Carling, Jose Molintas and other indigenous human… Read More »

Statement in support of indigenous human rights defenders in the Philippines

By | 21 March, 2018

EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 21 March 2018. The United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is joining the concern expressed by UN human rights experts  and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues  on the recent terrorism accusations levelled against Victoria TauliCorpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous… Read More »

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Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines, say fellow rapporteurs

By | 8 March, 2018

GENEVA (8 March 2018) – UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. The legal petition listing her name is an unacceptable attack against the mandate holder by the Philippines Government, they added. “We… Read More »