In behalf of the project, “Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities,” an online CBD on the newly-signed “Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020” was conducted on July 10, 2020. The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) of Germany hosted and co- organized the highly successful activity in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFP HRO).
In keeping with its mandate “Building Better Communities through Civic Journalism,” the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) gathers vetted content from journalists on the ongoing pandemic under COVID-19 Chronicles: Sharing Stories, Caring for Communities and publishes these in PPI News Commons. The Hanns Seidel Foundation provides support for this project as part of its partnership with the PPI.
The German federal "patchwork" is often badmouthed, but federal action makes sense, especially during this crisis, because it enables a differentiated approach: "Real crisis management takes place in cities, municipalities, districts or regions," political scientist Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz says in an interview with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS).
On April 17th the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Directorate General of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights held a virtual workshop for legal drafters, aimed to improve their research and legal writing skills.
Twenty-six participants from sixteen countries and five continents were joined by two Philippine representatives in dissecting federalism in different environments characterized by varying levels of linguistic diversity during “Winter School of Federalism and Governance 2020” held in Austria and in Italy from 17 to 25 February 2020.