Defending Human Rights: Resistance Against the Growing Fascism in the Philippines

October 17, 2023

Student community organizers from Sulong UBC are excited to welcome a national tour from Filipino human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares in Canada. He is currently Vice President of Confederation of Lawyers in Asia Pacific (COLAP), the National Adviser of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) and a Council Member of the IBA Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). Atty. Colmenares received the 2020 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award for “Outstanding Contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights”.

This event is nationally supported by both Malaya Canada and ICHRP (International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines) Canada, global coalitions of solidarity and migrant organizations, committed to campaigning for human rights and Filipino people’s rights.

We are grateful for the support of Filipino SFU undergraduate students, Sulong UBC members, SFU Department of Geography, SFU Global Asia, SFU David Lam Centre, in making this event happen!

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