An international fact-finding mission has found cases of false charges, harassment, and even torture and killings against farmers and indigenous peoples, under continued Martial Law in Mindanao island in southern Philippines.
Another bout of protests marked the inauguration of the re-elected Juan Orlando Hernández, after last year's election-related protests in Honduras faced police repression.
IBON International announced that its Board of Trustees has recently appointed Amy Padilla as Director.
The 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the WTO ended yesterday without the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration document, which would detail the agenda agreed upon in the trade talks.
The WTO and the Argentine government cannot keep the people out of MC11, where people’s lives, livelihoods, resources and rights are being negotiated to benefit big business.
On International Human Rights Day, let us take a look at some of those who continue to join the calls to sound the alarm on the deteriorating situation of human and people's rights in the Philippines.
Members of a new Board of Trustees were elected at the second General Assembly (GA) of the IBON International Foundation, coming from various organisations that forward people's rights.
As the curtains go down on COP 23, the world sees more of the same, with governments locked in negotiations, cooking up ‘solutions’ that prop up the dominant systems of economy and politics that has brought the world to its current state of multiple crises.
While the overall picture is far from ideal, there have been some signals that allow for a bit of optimism, especially as there is a need for urgent and immediate measures to ease the burden of climate impacts.