Special Projects

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Special Projects AHRC’s efforts are not necessarily limited to its existing institutional desks and services. As diverse as the issues and laws pertaining to human rights are, AHRC has been involved, by itself or in partnership with other institutions and organizations, in other projects where human rights issues and concerns are paramount. Examples of key… Read more »

Public Interest Litigation

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Public Interest Litigation AHRC was founded at a time of grave human rights concerns in the country. Although its initial aim was to expose students of the Ateneo Law School to pressing human rights issues, it has evolved into a service-oriented organization through its public interest litigation, among its other programs. Public interest litigation involves… Read more »

Research And Publications

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Research And Publications In the dynamic arena of human rights advocacy, AHRC keeps abreast with developments through constant research and continuing partnerships with other human rights advocates and organizations, nationally and internationally. Research activities often lead to publications. AHRC develops training modules and primers on different human rights laws, civil and criminal procedures, other national… Read more »

Law and Policy Advocacy

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Law and Policy Advocacy AHRC advocates and participates in law and policy reform initiatives in the country and Southeast Asian region to ensure that internationally accepted human rights norms and standards are incorporated and integrated in laws, policies and programs. Its child rights desk, for instance, has been involved in the drafting of bills on… Read more »

Training and Education

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Training and Education A major aspect of human rights in the Philippines and Southeast Asian region is the education and training of human rights advocates, developmental law practitioners, grassroots communities, students, and civil servants. AHRC has conducted numerous education and training seminars as means to increase awareness and respect for human rights in the country… Read more »

Secretariat of the Working Group For An ASEAN Rights Mechanism

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Secretariat of the Working Group For An ASEAN Rights Mechanism The Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (the Working Group) is an informal coalition of individuals and groups from the Southeast Asian region working in the field of human rights. It is organized into national working groups (NWGs) which are composed of representatives… Read more »

Urduja And Migrant Workers Desk

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Urduja And Migrant Workders Desk Urduja is the Women’s Desk of AHRC. Although AHRC had been involved in women’s issues through research, specifically on trafficking in women and overseas domestic workers years before, it was only in 2000 that the Urduja Women’s Desk was formally established. Named after the legendary warrior princess from the north… Read more »

Adhikain Para Sa Karapatang Pambata (AKAP) Child Rights Desk

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Adhikain Para Sa Karapatang Pambata (AKAP) Child Rights Desk AKAP is the Child Rights Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center established in 1993. In harmony with the Filipino term “akap,” which means “to embrace,” the AKAP desk embraces all children and advocates for the promotion and protection of their rights. It is one of… Read more »

Internship Program Components

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Internship Program Components Basic Orientation Seminar (BOS) During the BOS, interns are trained on human rights issues and laws and equipped with skills needed in human rights advocacy, such as conducting paralegal trainings and handling legal aid cases for indigent clients. Immersion The Immersion phase is a weeklong live-in arrangement with a host family from… Read more »