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.

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

  • August 7, 2013

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

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Civil Society Organizations’ Learnings and Recommendations for Effective Implementation of Republic Act 9745

  • July 21, 2013

June 19, July 15, July 19, 2013 Amnesty International-Philippines, Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group (MAG), Human Rights Defenders Pilipinas (HRDP), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and University of the Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR) in cooperation with the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Introduction In November 2009, the Anti-Torture Act (or Republic Act No. 9745) was enacted

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PACT

  • April 20, 2013

In 1986, MAG has established the Philippine Action Concerning Torture (PACT) to extend medical and psychological services especially to torture survivors.

Joint Training of Prosecutors and Investigators

  • April 20, 2013

With torture as the focal issue, MAG has conducted a training series to reinforce cooperation and cooperation among the prosecutors and law enforcement officers. This has been conducted in six (6) strategic sites in the country and participated by over 200 people from the target groups.

Full text of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

  • November 21, 2012

WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as “ASEAN”), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the

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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

The importance of the OPCAT and the role of doctors and other health professionals in preventative visits

  • February 16, 2011

The Medical Action Group (MAG) is a health and human rights organizations which envisions a society where fundamental human rights are upheld at protected at all times in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). MAG is a member of the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines. The right to reparation for victims of a wrongful act is a well-established principle of international law. This obligation also applies in respect to international human

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