The Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

Vanya R.


The relationship of Southeast Asia and the EU is of particular importance as these two regions are closely entangled in today’s globalized economy. This is not only the case economically: through increased migration flows for example, globalization has shown that human rights issues may affect other parts of the world too.

As part of a delegation of Southeast Asian Human Rights Commissioners, Chito Gascon, renowned Philippine lawyer and human rights activist, will visit Brussels to exchange with European Counterparts on Human Rights issues and the role of National Human Rights Institutions.

In a lunch lecture it will be his turn to give the audience the opportunity to gain exclusive insights on the current situation in the Philippines. The retraction of the ban on capital punishment, extrajudicial killings and the role of ASEAN and the EU, will be amongst the topics discussed.

Together with our distinguished panelist you are kindly invited to join & debate with us at this special lunchtime lecture!



Monday, 19 June 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:45h

Event: 13.15 – 14:15h


Kindly register at: *


Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom,

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels




Alba Çako

EU Liason Manager

Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe




Chito Gascon

Chairman Commission on Human Rights of the





Wolfgang Heinze

Project Director

Friedrich Naumann Foundation Philippines




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