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[People] Defeating ‘twisted culture’ of torture by Dr. Renato Mabunga

Defeating ‘twisted culture’ of torture Ending practice requires ‘open declaration of war‘ on perpetrators by Dr. Renato Mabunga ucanews.com On Tuesday, the United Nations marked the “International Day in Support of Torture Victims.” It was a significant day filled with simple and substantial ironies. In Manila, about 600 human rights advocates, military and police personnel…

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[Press Release] Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte -CBCP-NASSA/ATM

Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte MacArthur, Leyte—Farmers and fisher folks in Leyte went to court and filed an application for Temporary Environmental Protection Order (EPO) to stop the mining operation of Nicua Corporation in prime agricultural lands of Villa Imelda and adjacent barangays in MacArthur Leyte. The…

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[Blog] Me, here; them and everything else in Rio+20 by Rodne Galicha

Me, here; them and everything else in Rio+20 by Rodne Galicha Again, minds and brains from all over the world gathered themselves in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to negotiate and perhaps decide on the plight of human existence in the principles of sustainable development. Generally, there were two kinds of negotiators: brains which can control,…

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[Statement] Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012 “Today I would like to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to the prevention and eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and to…

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[Statement] ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration The ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has worked hard to draft an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) that reflects the true commitment among Member States to upholding human rights, promotes adherence to recognized international human rights standards and meets ASEAN’s main…