“Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and  decongest  prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread”, UATC Press Release on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2021

“Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and decongest prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread”, UATC Press Release on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2021

  • June 26, 2021

United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines June 26, 2021 PUBLIC STATEMENT Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and  decongest  prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread. Today, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a  network of 20+ CSOs of human rights organizations and individual human rights defenders, stands in solidarity with all anti-torture advocates, and victim-survivors and their families around the

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#HumanRightsVoice: The voice of torture victims

  • January 18, 2021

DR. NEMUEL FAJUTAGANA is the chairperson of the Medical Action Group, a health and human rights organization comprising of physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, health students, and health workers that provides medical and psychological services for a community in need. Dr. Fajutagana will be the voice of the victim of torture and will discuss the psychological and mental suffering that a victim experiences that many can possibly relate with. Human Rights

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Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal”, UATC Press release on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020

Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal”, UATC Press release on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020

  • June 26, 2020

United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines Press Release 26 June 2020    Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” Today 26 June[1], the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a broad network of human rights organizations and human rights defenders together with its partners, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Commission on

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June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

  • June 25, 2020

Ngayong June 26 ay ang International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Higit sampung taon na mula noon naisabatas ang Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act No. 9745(, ngunit tila limitado pa rin ang pagpapatupad nito. Dagsa pa rin ang mga ulat ng patuloy na pagsasagawa ng torture at hindi makataong pagtrato (cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment) kahit na sa panahon ng pandemya. Ang karapatan laban sa torture ay isa sa ating

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Anti-Terror Law will make “torture” a new normal, UATC Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill

Anti-Terror Law will make “torture” a new normal, UATC Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill

  • June 5, 2020

PUBLIC STATEMENT JUNE 5, 2020 ANTI-TERROR LAW WILL MAKE “TORTURE” A NEW NORMAL We, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC), the broadest network of civil society organizations and individuals working for the prevention of torture in the Philippines, vehemently condemn the treacherous imminent approval of the new Anti-Terror law that may institutionalize the use of torture and ill treatment in the name of counter-terrorism. The enactment of the new Anti-Terror

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Solidarity Night on the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act 9745)

Solidarity Night on the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act 9745)

  • November 12, 2019

MAG has joined a solidarity night in November 2019, with the UATC and the OMCT, together with Commission of Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Chito Gascon, on the celebration of the 10th year after the Anti-Torture Law has been signed into law. The activity sis geared towards celebrating the journey of the law, its win, and the call for it to be implemented more strictly. As such, the UATC has released

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Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in the Philippines

  • August 22, 2018

With support from the International Rehabilitation Council for the Prevention of Torture (IRCT), MAG and Balay Rehabilitation Center have written a 2016 Country Report on the status of torture and right to rehabilitation in the Philippines.

Trump Said ‘Torture Works.’ An Echo Is Feared Worldwide

  • January 12, 2017

“Edeliza Hernandez, the executive director of the Medical Action Group in the Philippines, an organization that documents cases of torture and provides treatment and rehabilitation, estimated that there were 200 political prisoners in detention centers in the country, and said that most of them had been tortured. “The government has soldiers watch us while we inspect prisoners,” she said.”   Kindly view the full article through this link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/us/politics/trump-torture-guantanamo.html?_r=0  

HEAL NOT HARM | Denial of care is torture – former Health secretary

HEAL NOT HARM | Denial of care is torture – former Health secretary

  • December 9, 2016

As part of its continuous advocacy on torture prevention, MAG launches a three-year project, “Heal not Harm: Preventing Torture in the Philippine Health Care Setting”, which aims to disseminate information, document, and identify areas of torture and illegal detention in the Philippine health care setting.

Dr. June Lopez reelected to Anti-Torture Treaty Body

Dr. June Lopez reelected to Anti-Torture Treaty Body

  • October 27, 2016

The Medical Action Group (MAG), of which Dr. Pagaduan-Lopez a member and former head of its program, Philippine Action Concerning Torture (PACT), welcomed her reelection, saying “this will considerably strengthen the mandate of the SPT in torture prevention particularly in the field of mental health rehabilitation of torture survivors and their families.” Dr. June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez   Kindly visit the link for the full article: http://www.apt.ch/en/news_on_prevention/twelve-members-elected-to-the-un-subcommittee-on-prevention-of-torture/#.WBmFdX3p8hQ