UN Special Rapporteur Callamard: “Who is spending for her visit here?”

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Social media personality Krizette Laureta Chu urged the public to pay attention to the presence of United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard “na pa party party sa anniversary ng [Commission on Human Rights] CHR”.
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Chu made several points that highlighted and questioned Callamard’s credibility and sincerity in acting as the special rapporteur to the Philippines.

Chu said the rapporteurs are not funded by the UN and typically visit states upon invitation, however, Callamard never received an invite from the Philippine government.

“So who is spending for Callamard's visit here?” Chu questioned.

Chu added that rapporteurs are independent from UN and only work to gather information and make recommendations to the UN.

“Agnes Callamard has only been a rapporteur for the UN since August 2016,” Chu reported.

It was also revealed that Callamard was previously rejected by Russia as the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, and since she only become a rapporteur on August 2016, Chu rationalizes that it makes Philippines her first official trip as a rapporteur.

In her full post on Facebook, Chu said,

"Pause muna ang usapang polarizing, regarding Cayetano, et al. We need to be united now.

Nandito si Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur, na pa party party sa anniversary ng CHR.

Una:
Alam niyo bang hindi sinisuwelduhan ng UN ang mga special rapporteurs (They do not get salary or financial compensation for their work). Typically, a UN special rapporteur visits a country upon the invite of the state. We know the PH never issued a formal invitation. So who is spending for Callamard's visit here?

Pangalawa:
Special rapporteurs are NOT staff of UN. They work independently of the UN. What they do is gather info and make their RECOMMENDATIONS to the UN. They do this annually. Agnes Callamard has only been a rapporteur for the UN since August 2016.

Pangatlo:
Agnes Callamard is the UN Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary killings. Under the thematic structure of the rapporteurs, lahat ng EJKs dapat handled ni Callamard. 

Since she only joined as rapporteur last August, would it be safe to say that the Philippines is her first official trip? If yes, nauna talaga tayo kesa sa Rohingya/Myanmar, Syria, at iba pang mas pressing issues? Bakit?

Pang-apat:
When the UN convened in Geneva in July, hindi agad si Callamard na appoint ng mabilisan, because Russia objected to her appointment. In an article with UN Watch: "Russia was opposed to the appointment of Agnes Callamard, a French human rights defender and former executive of NGO Article 19, to the position of Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions. Backed by a collective of other nations, including China, Cuba and Venezuela, Russia insisted that any decision on the appointment of experts must be taken by consensus."

Anong alam ng Russia, Cuba, etc about Callamard? Does she have set biases they do not agree with?

Kaya ba mega bisita ang LP kay Leila? Para ano? Para ibigay sa kanya ang news na ito, na parating na si Callamard?



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