CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!
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“In observance of the International Week of the Disappeared, the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED) stands in solidarity with other organizations around the world in pushing for the universal ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPAPED). CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!” Source: CAED Statement
“Legislators must ensure that the protection of #humanrights is part of the legislative agenda of Congress.” Rep. Edcel “Grex” B. Lagman
“In a country plagued by impunity and a weak justice system, it is imperative that we ratify the Convention as it will complement our domestic law,” said Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso, CAED Convenor and Secretary-General of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).
“What is hard to heal is the pain that families, especially children, endure due to the long wait for answers to what happened to their loved ones.” –Nilda Lagman Sevilla, Co-Chairperson, Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND)
Celia Lagman Sevilla, Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparecidos (SAD)
Gemma Cunanan, Section Director, Amnesty International Philippines (AIph)
Ron De Vera, ASIAN FEDERATION AGAINST ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE (AFAD)
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