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Procedure : 2009/2555(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : B6-0123/2009

Texts tabled :

B6-0123/2009

Debates :

PV 12/03/2009 - 13.2
CRE 12/03/2009 - 13.2

Votes :

PV 12/03/2009 - 14.2
CRE 12/03/2009 - 14.2

Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2009)0144

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B6-0121/2009
10 March 2009
PE420.384
 
B6‑0123/2009
with request for inclusion in the agenda for the debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure
by Kartika Tamara Liotard, Erik Meijer
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
on the situation in the Philippines
NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

European Parliament resolution on the situation in the Philippines 
B6‑0123/2009

The European Parliament,

- having regard to its previous resolutions on Philippines,

- having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  reaffirming its resolutions of 18 July 1997 and 14 January 1999 on the Philippines, supporting peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) within the framework of their Joint Declaration in The Hague,

B.  encouraging the aforesaid parties to abide by all their bilateral agreements since 1992, especially The Hague Joint Declaration, the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees, the Joint Agreement on the Formation, Sequence and Operationalization of the Reciprocal Working Committees, Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and Oslo Statements I and II,

C.  acknowledging and supporting all the common and separate efforts of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to apply the CARHRIHL, the International Bill of Rights and International Humanitarian Law and pave the way for a just and lasting peace,

D.  underlining the role of the Norwegian Government in acting as the third party facilitator between the GRP and NDFP, for making all appropriate efforts to encourage them to resume the formal talks in their peace negotiations and for assisting the maintenance and operations of the GRP and NDFP sections of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) created under the CARHRIHL,

E.  welcoming the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform of religious leaders and all other peace advocates in the Philippines, including respected institutions, organizations and personages, for encouraging both the GRP and NDFP to resume formal talks in their peace negotiations in accordance with their existing agreements and to undertake the full operationalization of the JMC under CARHRIHL,

F.  welcoming all the expressions and acts of good intention of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and National Democratic Front of the Philippines within their respective spheres of responsibility and in accordance with international law and their common determination to implement all their bilateral agreements and accelerate the progress of the peace negotiations,

1.  Urges the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to comply with their bilateral agreements, resume the formal talks in their peace negotiations, overcome all obstacles and accelerate the progress of their peace negotiations in Europe, forging the comprehensive agreements on social and economic reforms and political and constitutional reforms and achieving a just and lasting peace;

2.  Continues to support all the bilateral agreements of the GRP and NDFP, the full operationalization of the Joint Monitoring Committee under the Comprehensive Agreement of Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and all confidence-building measures that they have agreed and shall agree to undertake in order to create a favourable atmosphere for peace negotiations and to lay the ground for a just and lasting peace;

3.  Recognizes and appreciates all the acts of good intention of the parties and their common and separate efforts to adhere to and apply the principles and instruments of respect for human rights and international humanitarian law and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law;

4.  Requests the Commission and Council to provide and facilitate support and assistance to the Parties in carrying out their formal peace negotiations, in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and in undertaking development, relief, rehabilitation programmes and other related activities, including research, education and community organizing;

5.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments of the Member States and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

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