This is one of the two training handbooks developed, implemented and published in support of the institutionalization of the CBD mechanism within the partner institutions, i.e., the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Commission on Human Rights, the Alternative Law Groups and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, as well as at the local level (community) through the CBD regional core groups formed for this purpose. It contains modules on thematic subjects, namely, agrarian reform, mining, indigenous peoples, labor, and ESCR framework, among others. The other handbook focuses on Civil and Political Rights (CPR) published in 2016.
These training handbooks are handy training guides in the replication of the CBD training program, which was developed as a result of the regional dialogue sessions conducted in 17 administrative regions of the country over the last 10 years of project implementation. It focuses on practical applications of human rights concepts and principles relative to law enforcement and internal security operations performed by the security sector (AFP & PNP) in cooperation with the civilian community towards human rights promotion and protection.
The regional core groups are composed of the main partners (AFP, PNP, CHR & CSOs) and other relevant stakeholders from the local areas which are being convened on a regular basis by the CHR as lead convenor and a CSO as co-convenor.
The CBD project, currently on its fourth phase (2017-2019), is supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.