DECEMBER 10 IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

DECEMBER 10 IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

  • December 10, 2020

MAG is one with all health and human rights organizations to demand the administration to #StandUpforHumanRights through upholding the universal rights of every Filipino. #AllHumanRIghtsForAll

Stakeholder report to the 3rd Cycle of the UN Human Rights Council‟s Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Stakeholder report to the 3rd Cycle of the UN Human Rights Council‟s Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

  • November 23, 2016

Written by Balay Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Action Group (MAG) with the technical support of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims     Funded by the European Union under the IRCT’s Data in the Fight against Impunity (DFI) Project. This report has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY) also provided support in the data collection and in other torture

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Philippines | Investigate and ensure accountability for attacks against ESC rights defenders

  • October 11, 2016

“MAG called on the Philippines to become a consistent leader in the ASEAN region by implementing the Concluding Observations fully, and in particular to ‘ensure the recognition and protection of human rights defenders in national laws’.”   You can view the full article here: http://www.ishr.ch/news/philippines-investigate-and-ensure-accountability-attacks-against-esc-rights-defenders

UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) reviews report of the Philippines

  • September 29, 2016

The UN CESCR today concluded its consideration of the combined 5th and 6th periodic report of the Philippines on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. “Another Expert was deeply concerned regarding human rights defenders, who were exposed to serious risks.  Could the delegation comment why mandates who had asked for visits had not been warmly welcomed.  What were the plans to stop the extrajudicial

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Philippines | Defenders of economic, social and cultural rights need to be protected

  • September 21, 2016

“In a joint submission, the International Service for Human Rights, the Medical Action Group, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact have highlighted the risks human rights defenders working on economic, social and cultural rights face in the Philippines. Defenders are subject to threats, harassment, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and murder; all within a deep-rooted culture of impunity. In fact, Front Line Defenders ranks

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Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice

  • July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016 Statement Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice The Medical Action Group (MAG), health and human rights group appeals to the government to take immediate and concrete actions to investigate the killing of human rights defender in Mariveles, Bataan. A day after President Rody Duterte sworn into office, Gloria Capitan, president of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamaya ng Lucanin

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“Make Human Rights the core of your governance.”- HR groups challenge candidates

  • February 23, 2016

Press release February 24, 2016 “Make Human Rights the core of your governance.”- HR groups challenge candidates Human rights groups today challenged all candidates in the 2016 national and local elections to support the Human Rights Agenda as their electoral platform. Gathering in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City, at a media forum in celebration of the 30th anniversary of EDSA, entitled “Human Rights from Aquino to

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Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores

  • May 11, 2014

Press release May 11, 2014   Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores In support of seeking justice for the widow of Menelao “Ka Melon” Barcia, the Archdiocese of Pampanga, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), and various human rights groups call on the attention of the government by showing concrete action to

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Human rights groups call on the government to adopt the recommendation on absolute prohibition of torture

  • May 31, 2012

Press release June 1, 2012 Human rights groups call on the government to adopt the recommendation on absolute prohibition of torture The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines at the United Nations Human Rights Council last May 29, 2012 resonated with civil society issues regarding among others the absolute prohibition of torture. “A number of human rights violations, including against the freedom from torture was highlighted during the session,

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RIGHTS GROUPS RUN AGAINST TORTURE

  • June 28, 2010

  June 25 – 2010 – The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG), together with various human rights groups and activists ran as one and condemn torture. MAG, as one of the steering committee members of the United against Torture Coalition Philippines (UATC), worked with Amnesty International Philippines, the current UATC secretariat in organizing this annual event – Basta! Run Against Torture (BRAT). The aforementioned gathering celebrated its 4th year of

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