Wigberto Tanada

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Wigberto Tañada

"Former Senator Wigberto 'Bobby' E. Tañada is one of the leading lights of the human rights and democracy movements in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific region. As a senator, Mr Tañada chaired the Philippine Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights and led the crafting of two landmark reports on the country's human rights situation since the Revolution of 1986. He is currently chair of the Philippine Working Group on the ASEAN Mechanism for Human Rights, and a convenor of the Asian Peace Alliance, a network of peace advocates, scholars, civil-society organisations and social-political movements from 15 Asia-Pacific countries. He also is chair of the Agrarian Justice Foundation, Inc. and is a lead convenor of the Gathering for Peace, the broadest Philippine coalition ever organised after 9/11 by peace and human rights advocates and president, since 1999, of the country's longest-serving NGO; the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement." [1]

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  1. Wigberto Tanada, International Alert, accessed June 15, 2008.
  2. Trustees, Freedom from Debt Coalition, accessed June 15, 2008.