[In the news] Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com

Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a…

[In the news] AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com

AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a blockade that severely constrained the…

[From the web] CHR Invites TV5, all Media Stakeholders, Child Rights Experts, Advocates and the Public to Discourse on ‘Rights and Role of Children in Media’ – www.chr.gov.ph

This press statement of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines was released last April 28, 2011.  – HRonlinePH http://www.chr.gov.ph/ The Commission on Human Rights issues this press statement to clarify its role, update the public on the progress of its actions and engage all stakeholders in addressing the case of 6-year old Janjan’s…

[Urgent Appeal] Urgent Appeal Update: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 – www.humanrights.asia

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-021-2011 21 April 2011 [RE: AHRC-UAC-063-2011: PHILIPPINES: Torture of a 17-year-old boy at the Women and Children Desk at a police station] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 ISSUES: Arbitrary arrest and detention; Child…

[Statement] Human rights defenders in Mindanao condemn the barbaric act committed against three children in Zamboanga City – MATA

We, the participants of the Capacity-Building Seminar on United Nations Committee Against Torture’s (UNCAT) Concluding Observations and Recommendations held in Jardin de la Viña Hotel, Zamboanga City from April 5-7, 2011 strongly condemn the barbaric act committed against the three children found dead in an irrigation at Sitio Gapuh, Barangay Talabaan, Zamboanga City by still…