Brits fund training to boost prosecution of torture cases

  • January 26, 2013

THE British Embassy has partnered with the civic society, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to further strengthen human rights and the rule of law in the Philippines to be able to improve the prosecution of torture cases. A statement from the British Embassy said the PNP and the DOJ are working together with a non-governmental organization, the Medical Action Group (MAG), in a project funded by the embassy to

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Philippine Electronic Health Information Village

  • January 21, 2013

Greetings for  the New Year! The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (IPC, ADMU) is currently developing an online research community under the e-Health Philippines portal with special focus on the PCHRD?s Drug Discovery and Development Program. The e-Health Philippine (Philippine Electronic Health Information Village) was designed to be an internet-linked community where people can interact

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DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima’s Speech

  • January 14, 2013

On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Justice, Philippine National Police and the Medical Action Group 10:30 a.m. 15 November 2012 Department of Justice Padre Faura, Manila SPEECH delivered by Leila M. De Lima Secretary Your Excellency, Stephen Lillie, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Philippines; Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights; Police Superintendent Nicanor A. Bartolome of the Philippine National Police; Dr. Petronilo

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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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UN Human Rights Committee Concluding Observations

  • November 2, 2012

Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of the Philippines, adopted by the Committee at its 106th session, 15 October to 2 November 17. The Committee is concerned at continued allegations of torture and the lack of data on the incidence of torture, particularly on the number of investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sanctions imposed on perpetrators of torture in the State party (art. 7). The State party should take appropriate measures

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The Alternative Report for the Philippines Fourth Periodic Report on the CCPR

  • September 30, 2012

The Alternative Report jointly prepared and submitted by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), the Medical Action Group (MAG) and the Balay Rehabilitation Center to the UN Human Rights Committee, 106th Session (October 15-November 2, 2012) for the Philippines Fourth Periodic Report on the CCPR. Reference: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/docs/ngos/BRCMAG_IRTC_Philippines_HRC106.pdf

MAG 20th General Assembly

  • September 30, 2012

Dear Co-Members, Warmest greetings! We, the undersigned, have been designated by the Board of Trustees (BOT) ,  as members of the Electoral Committee  who will coordinate, take charge and ensure the whole process of the 2012-2014 BOT election  on Saturday, October 13 2012. May we remind you to please pay your membership dues prior to the conduct of the General Assembly, as this will mean member’s right to vote so

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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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Philippines urged to implement ban on tortures

  • June 4, 2012

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Human rights groups are calling on the government to adopt the recommendation of the United Nations Human Rights Council on absolute prohibition of torture during its universal periodic review held last week in Geneva. “A number of human rights violations, including against the freedom from torture was highlighted during the session, especially with respect to ensuring that victims of torture and ill-treatment had effective access to a

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