The Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Program is a Philippine government initiative, funded by the European Union (EU) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). It supports the enhancement of the governance of the Philippine justice system, and it promotes human rights as a key driver of inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

It advances a credible sector-wide reform strategy for the achievement of justice for all Filipinos, especially the poor and the vulnerable, such as women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, minorities, and human rights defenders.

Its fourth component, the GOJUST Human Rights Project, is focused on strengthening the capacity of national human rights institutions and civil society organizations in promoting accountability for human rights violations.

Outcome 1

The institutional, operational, and technical capacity of the Commission on Human Rights and its staff, including building partnerships with CSOs, is strengthened

Outcome 2

The institutional, operational, and technical capacity of the Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission is strengthened, including its partnerships with CSOs

Outcome 3

The human rights promotion and protection role of the CSOs is reinforced through strategic litigation, monitoring of human rights violations, and support to victims

Outcome 4

Human rights monitoring and data management are strengthened through the establishment of an Observatory for human rights in the Philippines




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  • Data reflected are based on latest updated information in the project database.                                                    
  • The number of people reached is the sum of all reported number of participants for each Project-supported activity.
  • A person attending more than one activity is counted per activity. Individual count of participants, using Participants’ Database, is available upon request.
  • Gender-disaggregated data are available for some activities upon request.

This website was produced with the assistance of the European Union (EU) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) through the GOJUST Human Rights Project.  The views reflected herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union or the AECID.

Know more: 

The European Union

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

Contact us: 

Project Management Division     

Phone: + 63 (2) 361-7022                                                                Email:

Advocacy and Information Division                                            Phone: + 63 (2) 8927-6225  

Commission on Human Rights  SAAC Building, U.P. Complex, Commonwealth, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines

Photos featured on the home page are used with permission from Raffy Lerma.