The Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice), in cooperation with the International Association of Women in Radio and Television invites you to #NoLockdownOnRights


The relevance of UN mechanisms amidst the pandemic: the Philippine context

29 May 2020
4pm-6pm PHT(Philippines) | 10:00-12:00 CEST (Europe) | 4:00-6:00 EDT (N. America)

With speakers:
• Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
• Michel Forst, former UN Special Rapporteur on Situation of Human Rights Defenders
• Edre Olalia, EcuVoice convener and Interim President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers – IADL
• Lisa Majumdar, Advocacy and Networks Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

To participate, kindly register online at

#NoLockdownOnRights will weigh COVID-19 responses against the inalienable, universal, indivisible, and interrelated character of human rights and standards in upholding them, particularly in light of the observations of widespread and systematic human rights violations as well as a further shrinking of democratic space in the Philippines. First-hand testimonies, inputs from UN Special Rapporteurs and analyses by civil-society, human rights leaders will articulate perspectives and focus energy for the furtherance of promoting and defending human rights.

The details of the Zoom webinar will be sent one day before the event, on 28 May 2020, to the email address indicated in the online form.


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