Aquino urged to criminalize acts of enforced disappearance

  • August 31, 2010

As it observed the International Day of the Disappeared on Monday, an alliance of human rights organizations urged President Aquino to criminalize acts of enforced disappearances in accordance with a United Nations’ resolution on the issue. The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) urged the President to certify as urgent the passage of a bill seeking to make enforced disappearance a crime and the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons

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MAG Conducts Training on Torture Documentation

MAG Conducts Training on Torture Documentation

  • May 7, 2010

  The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG) recently conducted a three-day training on torture as one of its core programs. In full support of DKA Austria as the funding organization and in close collaboration with other human rights organizations, MAG organized a learning activity that focused on three important topics on torture. The seminar was conducted at Tower Inn, Davao City from April 28-30, 2010 participated by 25 NGOs from

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MAG and support groups paid courtesy call on the EU Delegation to the Philippines

MAG and support groups paid courtesy call on the EU Delegation to the Philippines

  • July 20, 2016

  European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines’ First Secretary Jerome Riviere (fourth from left, standing) and Mr. Margarito Raynera, Jr., Programme Officer (first from right, standing), meets with members of the Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Veronica Cabe (seated, center) of Coal Free Bataan Movement (CFBM) and, relatives and support groups of slain human rights defender Gloria Capitan https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/the-philippines-assassination-of-ms-gloria-capitan of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang

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The London Declaration On Poverty and Torture

  • November 11, 2011

We, the undersigned, Council Members of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), representing health professionals and other relevant professionals who provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation for victims and survivors of torture throughout the world, gathered at the Annual Council Meeting in London, United Kingdom, 9 and 10 November 2011, are alarmed by the level of violence, including torture, that currently occurs in all regions of the world and specially in

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Health workers under attack: AFP’s new targets

  • February 14, 2010

The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG) is in solidarity with other health organizations in denouncing  the direct assault, detention and torture of more than forty health professionals and health workers last February 6, 2010 at Morong, Rizal province and condemning a new wave of repression against health rights defenders.  “This is a blunt show of the AFPs disrespect to the people’s right to health. Their incapacity and failure to curb

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MAG condemns the illegal arrest and detention of health workers

  • February 7, 2010

The Medical Action Group (MAG)  expresses its concern and at the same time, strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest, detention and harassment of forty-three (43) physicans, nurses and health workers last Saturday, February 6, who were participating in a health training at a farmhouse in Morong, Rizal. According to the information received, the arresting team lead by Col. Aurelio Balalad of Rizal Philipipine National Police (PNP), together with hundreds of heavily

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