Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law

Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law

  • September 23, 2015

Press release September 23, 2015 Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law More than nine months for the Aquino administration term end, his administration will be remembered for lost ground on important measures of breaking impunity which is the entrenched legacy of martial law, said the Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) on the 43rd

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Communication and Visibility material under the “HRDs Protection” EU project

  • October 9, 2014

This video is about the situation of human rights defenders in the Philippines and to raise awareness of the public about the Action, “Use of Evidence Based Approach to Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and their Families, and in the Fight Against Impunity” or “HRDs Protection” European Union (EU) project. This video highlights ongoing incidence of threats and reprisals on human rights defenders,

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Fighting Torture Impunity through Effective Implementation of the Anti-Torture Law

  • July 3, 2014

Forum:“Fighting Torture Impunity through Effective Implementation of the Anti-Torture Law”Remarks by Ambassador Guy Ledoux, EU Delegation to the Philippines26 June 2014, InterContinental Hotel, Makati City Presidential Human Rights Committee Undersecretary Catura, DILG Undersecretary Enrile, DoJ Undersecretary Baraan, CHR Commissioner Mamauag, PNP Human Rights Affairs Office chief Viernes, AFP Human Rights Office Col. Motril, MAG Chairman Dr. Tan, distinguished guests, members of the media, ladies & gentlemen. Good afternoon. Let me

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EU reiterates commitment to end torture

  • June 27, 2014

June 26, 2014 Press release The European Union reiterated its commitment to promote human rights and to eliminate torture during a forum, “End Torture in the Philippines” with the Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) held in Makati City. This event took place to mark the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”. “Torture is not only a tragedy for its victims –

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Justice for Ka Melon Barcia!

  • May 9, 2014

7 May 2014 Statement Justice for Ka Melon Barcia! Protect all farmers and human rights defenders in Hacienda Dolores! End human rights violations and violence in Hacienda Dolores! As the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPer) come to a close this June 2014, color of agrarian lands turn red. The killing of farmer-leader and human rights defender Menelao Barcia on May 2  have starkly brought to fore the gravity

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Civil Society Organizations’ Learnings and Recommendations for Effective Implementation of Republic Act 9745

  • July 21, 2013

June 19, July 15, July 19, 2013 Amnesty International-Philippines, Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group (MAG), Human Rights Defenders Pilipinas (HRDP), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and University of the Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR) in cooperation with the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Introduction In November 2009, the Anti-Torture Act (or Republic Act No. 9745) was enacted

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DOJ, DILG sign rules to probe, prosecute slaying of political activists, journalists

  • February 11, 2013

It is true for any context that several preconditions must be in place for the promotion of documentation of torture to have solid impact in torture prevention among them: close collaboration between legal and police professions are on the same track focus on criteria for paradigmatic issue on and strengthening their capacity for effective investigation and prosecution of torture cases in the country. By Christine O. Avendaño Philippine Daily Inquirer

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10 days of activism against torture

  • November 29, 2012

Dear Members of the SOS-Torture Network, We allow ourselves to contact you for your support and participation in the upcoming 10th of December, the Human Rights Day. As part of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) global campaign that many of you have already endorsed ‘Nothing can justify torture’ we are launching 10 days of activism against torture and ill-treatment. Each day, from the 1st of December to the 10th of December, we

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IRCT endorses candidates to the upcoming SPT election

  • October 2, 2012

On 25 October 2012, States parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture will elect the 12 new members of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT). The IRCT is delighted to note that four of the candidates have a long standing working relationship with the IRCT and extensive experience with torture prevention, rehabilitation and fighting impunity. The Candidates are Christian Pross, Suzanne Jabbour, June Lopez and Victor

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PHL gov’t urged to adopt recommendations on absolute prohibition of torture

  • June 4, 2012

Noting that prohibition of torture had been highlighted in the United Nations’ review of the Philippine human rights report, a group over the weekend called on the government to adopt the UN call to end all forms of inhuman acts in the country. “The Philippine government must adopt the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendation to prohibit torture as this and a number of human rights violations were being highlighted in

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