Kin of slain anti-coal plant activist in Bataan seek help from Duterte

  • July 10, 2016

The family of slain anti-coal plant activist has sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte for justice, a week after victim Gloria Capitan, 57, was killed by an assassin in Bataan. At a press conference on Friday in Quezon City, Capitan’s family appealed to Duterte to dig into the bottom of the case. Human rights defenders and leaders of human rights organizations also joined Capitan’s family in the call for

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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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Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in the Philippines

  • June 26, 2016

Today June 26, IRCT members Balay Rehabilitation Center, Inc. and Medical Action Group (MAG) launch report on ‪torture and right to‪‎ rehabilitation in the ‪‎Philippines – It is high time that the Philippines government put action behind the pronouncements and adequately fund the national rehabilitation programme. End torture impunity and #‎SupportLifeAfterTorture

Committee against Torture calls on the Philippines to fully implement rehabilitation programme

  • May 19, 2016

17-05-2016   The UN Committee against Torture is calling on the Government of the Philippines to fully implement a national rehabilitation programme, to ensure effective investigations into torture allegations and to make a public statement at the highest level that torture will not be tolerated. The recommendations follow a two-day hearing in Geneva where the Committee carefully scrutinised the performance of the Philippine Government in eradicating torture. As part of

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  • May 9, 2016

OPEN LETTER TO THE NEXT PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT May 10, 2016 Make Health a Priority Now that the election is over and the Filipino people have already made a decision for a meaningful change, we, the Medical Action Group, a health and human rights non-governmental organization, call on everyone especially the new administration to make health a priority if elected to office and all the voters to consider health as the

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UNCAT Philippines’ 57th Session Review

  • April 30, 2016

Statement delivered by representative of the Medical Action Group (MAG) and the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines on the situation of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CIDT) in the Philippinesduring the NGO briefing, 26th April 2016,  for the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) 57th session review of the Philippines on 27th and 28th April in Geneva, Switzerland. The report submitted by the Government of

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Philippine CSOs submit torture report to the UN

  • April 12, 2016

This Joint Civil Society Report on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in the Philippines, submitted by the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines to the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) for its consideration during its deliberation of the report of the Government of the Philippines in its 57th Session on April 18- May 13, 2016. The Medical Action Group (MAG) as member of the UATC- Philippines, with

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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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30th EDSA Anniversary #EDSA30

  • February 23, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY   PLEASE COVER: Note to News Desk/Editors: We would be grateful if you would send reporter and photographer to the following event:   30th EDSA Anniversary #EDSA30 MEDIA and PUBLIC FORUM “Human Rights from Aquino to Aquino”   EDSA@30: A Civil Society Assessment of Gains, Reverses and Challenges Human Rights Agenda 2016 for Election and Beyond February 24, 2016 (Wednesday) 9:00AM Forum and 11:00AM Press Conference University of the Philippines,

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Protect Human Rights Defenders

  • February 10, 2016

The Medical Action Group (MAG) in its activities continuously made efforts to work with the UN system  with a mandate to protect human rights defenders through continuous communication and joint submission of reports to relevant stakeholders. The submission is part of the “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” project

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