In an effort to promote accountability for human rights violations, the Medical Action Group (MAG) conducted a two-day capacity building to medical doctors to strengthen their documentation and investigation practices. The training entitled, “UNCOVERING THE BODY OF EVIDENCE: A Physicians’ Training for Medico Legal Documentation”, was held on October 4-5, 2018. Training participants are mainly municipal health officers, who serve as public doctors in their areas. The training comprised of:
MAG, together with the IRCT, has been continuously working to fight impunity in the Philippines by strengthening civil society and health sector partnerships to implement the Anti-Torture Act and to provide rehabilitation and documentation services to victims.
Medico-legal Documentation of Emergency Department Patients: A Short Course Training as a tool to Better Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Outcomes among Emergency Medicine Physicians Written and published by Dr. Catherine Anne N. Dacanay, Department of Emergency Medicine, Manila Doctors Hospital, 2012 Medico-legal documentation is one of the responsibilities of Emergency Medicine physicians. This study was used not only to assess the capabilities of EM physicians in relation to proper documentation
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
The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG) At the height of the Marcos Dictatorship, a group of doctors under the aegis of Dr. Mita Pardo de Tavera was brought together to provide medical aid to victims of political repression and their families. They also assisted FLAG lawyers led by Sen. Jose W. Diokno to document evidences of torture among political prisoners. Founded in November 1982, the Medical Action Group was born
A multidisciplinary workshop titled “Increasing Competence on Documentation: A multidisciplinary workshop on medico legal” is held on July 31-August 1, 2019 to primarily identify the gaps and challenges in the medico legal practice in the country and to get physicians and other stakeholders on board in the establishment of the medico legal reviewer (MLR) teams in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The workshop also meant to develop necessary guidelines and protocols
Civil society organizations have been trained to effectively document human rights violations and to contribute in gathering evidence for objective investigation. This increased their understanding on their roles and contribution to strengthen the enforcement of rule of law. The training was conducted in Quezon City, Pampanga, and Cebu City.The training started with Dr. Raquel Fortun, a forensic pathologist, on proper documentation for case buildup. After that, Vincent Go, a news
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