Community-Based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights
The project, Community-Based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities, was launched in 2008, at a time when the Philippines got the attention of the international community as a result of the alarming ri
The OMCT Project addresses the need to enhance the capacities of civil society to prepare for the use of prosecutorial and other mechanisms for exacting accountability from state agents and the government for the numerous
Court Appointments Watch
We are a primary member of a network composed of people from the academe, youth, civil society organizations, the private sector, and the media that aims to raise public engagement on the judicial appointments process.
Justice Reform Initiatives Support (JURIS) Project
The Justice Reform Initiatives Support (JURIS) project was a five-year Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded project that began in February 2003 under the auspices of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through which the Government of Canada assisted the Government of the Republic of the Philippines with its judicial reform program under the Supreme Court-led Action Program for Judicial Reform (APJR). The overall objective of the JURIS project was to contribute t
BASIC START in the Bangsamoro
While the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was hailed as an unprecedented positive development that could finally end the conflict situation in Mindanao, the contents of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law had been viewed with skepticism by many. Various issues concerning the constitutionality of the law, the propriety of the Bangsamoro form of government, the division of power
Environmental Defense Program (EnDefense Program)
The EnDefense Program provides funding mechanisms directly accessible to community partners in their quest for quality legal support to pursue lawsuits that will enhance and maintain a balanced and healthful ecology.