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Database - Record for : Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law between the Govt of the Rep of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Record 341

Country :

Philippines/NDF

Agreement Title/Name:
Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law between the Govt of the Rep of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Year :
1998
Date Signed :

16 March 1998

Summary :

Parties agreed to adhere to and be bound by the principles and standards in international instruments on human rights, and the principles of international humanitarian law to protect the civilian population as well as persons with no direct part or who had ceased to take part in the armed hostilities. Also provided for establishment of a Joint Monitoring Committee to monitor implementation of the Agreement. Committee to investigate complaints of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and to make report and recommendations to the parties.


Parties :
GRP, NDFP
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Part III, art. 2.1 recognized right to self-determination of Filipino nation
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Part III, art. 23. equal right to women in all fields of endeavour and in all spheres of political, economic, cultural and, social and domestic life and to their emancipation; Part IV. Art 10 parties shall rovide special attention to women and children to ensure their physical and moral integrity. Children shall not be allowed to take part in hostilities.
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Part III, Art. 6 The GRP shall abide by its doctrine laid down in People vs. Hernandez (99 Phil 515, July 18, 1956) as further elaboratd in People vs. Geronimo (100 Phil 90, Oct 13, 1956) forthwith review the cases of all prisoners or detainees who have been charged, detained, or convicted contrary to this doctrine, and shall immediately release them.
Victims :
Part III, art 1.3 right of victims and their families to seek justice and compensation or indemnification, restitution, and rehabilitation; Part 3, art. 5 parties hereby respect and support the rights of the victims of HR violations during the Marcos regime, taking into consideration the final judgement of the US Federal Court System in HR litigation against Marcos; Senate Resolution 1640, Swiss Supreme Court Decision of 10 December 1997, and pertinent provisions of the ICCPR and 1984 CAT
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Part III, art. 1 parties agree to be bound by intl standards of HR; Part 3, art. 5 parties hereby respect and support the rights of the victims of HR violations during the Marcos regime, taking into consideration the final judgement of the US Federal Court System in HR litigation against Marcos; Senate Resolution 1640, Swiss Supreme Court Decision of 10 December 1997, and pertinent provisions of the ICCPR and 1984 CAT; Part IV. Art. 1 parties agree to be bound by intl standards of IHL
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Part III, art. 12. The GRP shall respect the rights of peasants to land tenure and to own through land reform the land they that till, the ancestral rights of the indigenous peoples in the areas classigied as public domain and their rights against racil and ethnic discrimination, the right of the poor homesteaders or settlers and the indigenous people to the areas of public domain on which they live and work and the right of the poor fisherfolk to fish in the waters of the Philippines; art. 13 the Parties shall give the utmost attention to land reform as the principal measure for attaining democracy and social justice; Part IV. Art. 9 IDPs and communities shall have the right to return to their places of abode and lievlihood, to demand all possible assistance necessary to restore them to their normal lives andnto be indemnified for damages suffered due to injuries and loss of lives.
Civil Society :
Part IV. Art 4.7 The ICRC and other humanitarian and/or medical entities shall be granted faciliation and assistance to enable them to care for the sick and wounded and to undertake their humanirtarian missions and activities; Part IV. Art. 11 Medical, religious, and other humanitarian orgs and their personnel shall not carry out other tasks inimical to any of the parties. Neither shall they be compelled to carry out tasks which are not compatible with their humanitarian tasks. Under no circumstances shall any person be punished for having carried out medical activities compatible with the principles of medical ethics, regardless of whoever is benefitting from such medical activities; Part V. Joint Monitoring Committee established to monitor implementation of the agmt, each party to nominate two reps of HR orgs to sit in the committee as observers to do so at the pleasure of the nomnating party.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Part III, art 1.20 right to universal and free elementary and secondary education and access to basic services and health care
Enforcement Mechanism :
Part IV. Art 4.7 The ICRC and other humanitarian and/or medical entities shall be granted faciliation and assistance to enable them to care for the sick and wounded and to undertake their humanirtarian missions and activities. Part V. Joint Monitoring Committee established to monitor implementation of the agmt, each party to nominate two reps of HR orgs to sit in the committee as observers to do so at the pleasure of the nomnating party, art. 4 the parties may from time to time agree to adopt suplemental agmts or modify existing provisions.
International Community :
Part 3, art. 5 parties hereby respect and support the rights of the victims of HR violations during the Marcos regime, taking into consideration the final judgement of the US Federal Court System in HR litigation against Marcos; Senate Resolution 1640, Swiss Supreme Court Decision of 10 December 1997, and pertinent provisions of the ICCPR and 1984 CAT; Part IV. Art 4.7 The ICRC and other humanitarian and/or medical entities shall be granted faciliation and assistance to enable them to care for the sick and wounded and to undertake their humanirtarian missions and activities.
UN Involvement :
Source :
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