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 – http://bit.ly/28ZuDna. 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

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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25 Tanong at Sagot Hinggil sa Kalusugan at Karapatang Pantao

  • February 17, 2016

Ang dokumentong ito ay naglalaman ng impormasyong isinalin sa Filipino hango sa dokumento ng World Health Organization (WHO) na “25 Questions & Answers on Health & Human Rights”.

(Filipino translation of the WHO document “25 Questions & Answers on Health & Human Rights”)

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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“Change for the Planet – Care for the People”

  • November 10, 2015

DKA Austria #Orthman  Superhero (video) campaign ÖRTHMAN on COP21 in Paris. It is part of the international campaign “Change for the Planet – Care for the People” of the international alliance of Catholic development agencies CIDSE: http://www.cidse.org/rethinking-development/change-for-the-planet-care-for-the-people.html The story: We have invented an Austrian super hero: ÖRTHMAN (Earthman – the spelling follows the German pronunciation; “Ö” also connotes “Österreich”/Austria and “Ökologie”/Ecology) has saved the planet from doom by fighting his evil

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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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Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines

  • September 25, 2014

The writing of this publication entitled “Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines” was in collaboration with members of the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines led by Amnesty International Philippines, Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR), Philippine Alliance of Human

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MAG 2nd E-Newsletter

  • September 27, 2013

Dear Members! The Medical Action Group (MAG) is pleased to publish our 2nd E-Newsletter to bring you the latest news about projects and activities related to our work in providing health services to human rights violation victims and survivors, in torture prevention and in adherence to Code of Medical Ethics, Human Rights Principles and International Humanitarian Laws. In our 2nd issue, you will find our feature article about the Malnutrition in

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Online Resources

  • August 14, 2013

Several local and international policies and protocols ensure prevention of torture, as well as guide the response in providing for the needs and rights of torture survivors and their families.