Philippines: Two environmental NGOs subjected to police surveillance and threat of raid for their advocacy workEvent
- Initial Date
- Sep 19, 2019
- Event Description
On September 19, an ongoing surveillance and a threat of a raid by the CIDG (Criminal Investigation and Detection Group) of the Philippine National Police into the joint office of the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) and the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC-Phils) was reported by a reliable source to the two organizations.
This came after the two organizations participated in a number of important work on environmental defenders. Kalikasan delivered a testimony on the state of human rights and environment in the Philippines during the National Inquiry on Human Rights Defenders organized by the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) held last week, and CEC raised the issue of environment defenders during the ASEAN People’s Forum 2019 held in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is clear harassment and an obvious effort to silence civil society groups like CEC and Kalikasan.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and threats
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of speech
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to privacy
- Environmental rights defender
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 19 September 2019, the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) and the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC-Phils), two environmental NGOs were subjected to surveillance and threat of raid by the police as result of their recent advocacy work in Quezon City, the Philippines.