THE Commission on Human Rights Cordillera Administrative Region (CHR-CAR) is urging victims to report to their office.
This was stressed by Atty. Lyndon Morales during the celebration of the 60th United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and the national consciousness week from December 4 to 10.
u201cIt is important to understand that if we are talking about human rights, we are dealing with the government, ang Commission on Human Rights ay ginagamit na opisina na pangbalanse sa power ng government, generally ang violator po ng human rights sa civil and political ay government,” Morales said.
Morales said groups or individuals should report any violations committed against them by the government.
u201cAny person na gustong mag-complain dahil may alleged human rights violation ay pumunta lang sa office at mag-fill-up ng complaint form,” Morales said.
The CHR is given 60 days to investigate and gather facts regarding the case and will file in court within the period.
For the past years, CHR-CAR has received several complaints in violations of right to life, liberty, security and religion as well as rights related to the exercise of suffrage. There are also cases lately received by the commission involving violations against environment, economic which involve workers, and cultural, where indigenous peoples (IPs) in the region are affected.
To further achieve social justice in the Cordillera region, the office will continue to educate the public on human right laws.