[Statement] Groups condemn dismissal of murder case against Army’s 27th IB -Justice for the Capion massacre DENIED

Groups condemn dismissal of murder case against Army’s 27th IB Justice for the Capion massacre DENIED Support groups of anti-mining communities affected by the Tampakan Copper Gold Project condemn the dismissal of the criminal charges against members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 27th Infantry Battalion. Last year, Oct 18, Juvy Capion and her…

[Press Release] Abuses by Government, Rebel Forces in Zamboanga Conflict, Both Sides Need to Do All They Can to Prevent Further Loss of Civilian Life -HRW

Philippines: Abuses by Government, Rebel Forces in Zamboanga Conflict Both Sides Need to Do All They Can to Prevent Further Loss of Civilian Life (Zamboanga City, September 19, 2013) — Philippines security forces and Muslim rebels have committed serious abuses during fighting in the southern city of Zamboanga, Human Rights Watch said today. After taking…

[Press Release] Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting; Some 70,000 Displaced; Residents Trapped in Zamboanga Standoff -HRW

Philippines: Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting Some 70,000 Displaced; Residents Trapped in Zamboanga Standoff (Manila, September 16, 2013) – The Philippine government should take all necessary measures to reduce the risk to civilians while conducting military operations against Muslim rebels in the southern city of Zamboanga, Human Rights Watch said today. The fighting began on…

[From the web] Inter-Agency Com on ELK & Enforced Disappearance Guidelines for Investigation & Prosecution

Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings and Enforced Disappearance Meet to Adopt Guidelines for Investigation and Prosecution Source: http://www.doj.gov.ph On April 18, 2013, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons, chaired by the Department of Justice (DOJ), held its…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Appeal] Court records, military asset and mil docus used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-010-2013 3 April 2013 [RE: AHRC-UAU-036-2012: PHILIPPINES: Two urban poor leaders and 30 others falsely charged with murder] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Court records, military asset and military documents were used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of…

[In the news] AFP vows ‘cooperation’ after CA tags military in Jonas Burgos ‘abduction’ -InterAksyon.com

AFP vows ‘cooperation’ after CA tags military in Jonas Burgos ‘abduction’ By Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com March 28, 2013 The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday pledged to cooperate and comply with Court directives aimed at fully uncovering the details behind the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos, one day after the Court of Appeals affirmed…

[In the news] Jonas Burgos was ‘abducted by AFP’, court commission concludes -InterAksyon.com

Jonas Burgos was ‘abducted by AFP‘, court commission concludes By InterAksyon.com March 27, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED 5:18PM) The Court of Appeals has completed its Supreme Court-directed inquiry into the abduction of Jonas Burgos and declared the military, “particularly the Philippine Army, accountable for the enforced disappearance” of the activist-farmer who has become the…

[Statement] Protect the right to defend human rights! Freedom and Justice for Women Human Rights Defenders! -TFDP

Protect the right to defend human rights! Freedom and Justice for Women Human Rights Defenders! Even with the existence of laws supposedly protecting women from violence, there are still women including those working with human rights and peoples’ issues who are subjected to killings, enforced disappearance, torture, illegal arrests and detention and other human rights…

[From the web] Youth calling for clean elections slam killing of Barug Katawhan leader -www.rockthevoteph.com

Youth calling for clean elections slam killing of Barug Katawhan leader http://www.rockthevoteph.com March 4, 2013 A network of young individuals calling for free and transformative elections condemned the killing of a political leader of Barug Katawhan, a group of Typhoon Pablo survivors who protested the slow distribution of relief goods, and urged the electoral candidates…

[Statement] B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops -ATM

B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops SMI-Xstrata Mines-affected communities call for court martial, high-level investigation Tribal communities affected by the SMI-Xstrata Tampakan Copper-Gold Mining Project and their support groups are calling for a high level investigation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Human Rights on the escalating tension…