C4HR was organized in 2017 to foster mutual support and partnerships between the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), established and new human rights groups to promote, protect and uphold civil, political, economic, social, cultural and other human rights in the country. The C4HR is a participatory and inclusive mechanism for the institutionalized engagement between civil society and the Philippine Human Rights Commission. The C4HR represents the cooperation of civil society and the CHR in safeguarding and advocating for human rights, social justice, democracy and good governance. The C4HR embodies the civil society commitment to the Philippine Constitution that created the CHR to help safeguard our people’s rights.
The general objectives of C4HR include:
- To promote, protect and defend human rights.
- To raise public awareness on human rights and social justice as well as our international commitments on human rights action;
- To coordinate and harmonize action among stakeholders;
- To uphold the Constitution, especially its provisions to promote and protect human rights, the rule of law, the system of checks and balances, and the country’s democratic institutions.