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 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
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
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.
MAG shares some of the challenges on torture documentation in the Philippines, as published in the Forensic Evidence Against Torture (FEAT) Publication of the IRCT.
MAG highlights the link of poverty and torture as published on an article on the final Forensic Evidence Against Torture (FEAT) Conference in Washington, D.C. last February 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
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 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