June 26, 2011 in national
QUEZON CITY — The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), together with Karapatan, Ecumenical Mission for Peace and Development (EMPD) and organizations and individuals under the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (Ecumenical Voice), will hold a National Conference to End Impunity in light of the continuing violations of human rights and civil liberties, unresolved cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances under the present and previous administrations.
The Conference seeks to gather human rights defenders and advocates, family, friends and supporters of victims of rights violations, civil libertarians, members of the academe and media, church leaders and church workers and freedom-loving individuals including government officials to call on the Aquino administration to decisively stop the human rights violations (HRVs) in the country and end the reigning climate of impunity by ensuring justice is rendered to victims.
This conference hopes to give flesh to the words of the prophet Isaiah for everyone to work for justice so that there will be peace and security forever (Isaiah 32:17). Specifically, the Conference aims to amplify the call for justice of victims of human rights violations under the Arroyo government and to support their initiatives such as the filing of cases against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and top military and police officials responsible for the HRVs.
It also aims to increase public awareness on the current human rights situation and highlight the demand to stop political killings that are continuing under the Aquino administration and educate the general public on the need to end impunity.
Further, the conference seeks to officially launch the END IMPUNITY ALLIANCE and help gather and coordinate political, moral, legal and material support and initiatives for the victims and their families in their quest for justice.
The said conference is set on July 11. # NCCP Release