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Hanns Seidel Foundation Philippines

Hanns Seidel Foundation Philippines
Unit 4D, Cypress Gardens Bldg.
112 VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village
1229 Makati City, Philippines
Tel.: +63-2-752-0249, +63-2-867-4329
Fax: +63-2-893-7731


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Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Beginning in 2008, key program partnerships on human rights and rule of law were forged – one with the Philippine National Police (PNP) through its Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO) for the joint implementation of its Human Rights Development Program and two, for the implementation of the “Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities” in cooperation with: Alternative Law Groups (ALG), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), PNP-HRAO, Armed Forces of the Philippines-Human Rights Office (AFP-HRO), and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations (AFP J7), and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA).

HSF provides technical and financial assistance in the conduct of human rights-based policing training for police officers such as Trainers’ Training activities and deepening seminars on human rights, roll-out/echo seminars, community-based dialogue sessions on human rights promotion and protection, policy fora, research studies as well as the publication/ production of training and information materials, operation manuals, among others.  In 2013, HSF renewed its partnership with the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) – the premier training and education arm of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), to strengthen police training through the extensive use of practical, case-based training methods.  Core faculty and police instructors from the PPSC’s constitutive agencies are given further training to develop case material and effectively share these with their colleagues in the field for the latter to integrate in their respective training curricula and programs of instruction.

1.1 Rights-based Policing

The collaboration with the PNP towards developing professional and competent police personnel, and mainstreaming human rights-based policing approach within the PNP has created a positive impact in the organization as reflected in the improved performance rating of the PNP in the last years. Consistent with the PNP’s multi-year... undefined more...

1.2 Practical, Case-based Training Methods for Police Officers

From the period 1997 to 2004, the cooperation with the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) was undertaken to advance the process of peace-building, democracy and human rights in the public safety sector as well as enhance the professionalism of public safety law enforcers. It covered three (3) components: i) Faculty Development Training; ii) Exchange of Experts... undefined more...

1.3 Regional Dialogue on Police Training

Under its Regional Dialogue Program, the HSF works with the police agencies in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to promote regional dialogue and information exchanges among these countries’ police training organizations to develop common approaches that will promote common solutions to regional concerns... undefined more...

1.4 Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection

Through the implementation of the Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection program, dialogue sessions had been organized in all administrative regions of the country. After these dialogue sessions, follow-through activities were initiated by the participants of the dialogue sessions in their respective areas... undefined more...

1.5 Business and Human Rights

In March 2014, more than 80 representatives of business groups, individual corporations, and other members of the private sector, as well as government officials, heads of international institutions and leaders of civil society organizations gathered in a forum titled “Business and Human Rights: Introducing the UN Guiding Principles... undefined more...