Yesterday we had the chance to participate at a round table which was hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Manila.
Human rights defenders (HRD) from various sectors had the chance to present their cases and to discuss the current human rights situation in the Philippines.
A focal point in the discussion at the round table concerned the question which challenges human rights defenders are facing under the new administration of president Duterte.…
After these constructive debates and with the newly gained impressions Mr. Patzelt and Mr. Hasper from the German Embassy attended a meeting with the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Ismael Sueno at the Ministry of the Interior.
The day ended with a visit of our partners Zara Alvarez, Cucoy Tulawie and Evangeline Silva at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
The talks with the chairman of the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) Chito Gascon concentrated on the question how the CHR and also German politics can effectively approach the criminalization of HRD and contribute to a positive change.