[Statement] The Paradox in Eliminating the Enforced Disappearance in Asia -Asia Alliance against Torture and Ill-Treatment

Joint Statement of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: The Paradox in Eliminating the Enforced Disappearance in Asia Asia Alliance against Torture and Ill-Treatment August 30, 2020 The Asia Alliance Against Torture (A3T) condemns the practice of enforced disappearances that continues to occur in Asia. It is a cruel practice that perpetuates…

[Event] #EndEnforcedDisappearance Poster-Making Competition -AFAD

#EndEnforcedDisappearance Poster-Making Competition Background: Enforced disappearance is one of the cruelest offenses that can be committed against a human person. For Desaparecidos (disappeared victims) and their families, it involves multiple violations of many of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Clearly, enforced disappearance wreaks a devastating impact on people. The concealment…

[Tula] Sabi nila’y “Presente” ni Greg Bituin Jr.

“Presente”, ang sabi nilang may hawak na larawan sa taunang Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan patunay na ang mahal nila’y di nalilimutan na winala noon, di na makita ang katawan sila’y iwinala gayong pinaglaban ang tama pagbabago ang adhika, bayan ay mapalaya mula sa kuko ng mapagsamantala’t kuhila hanggang ngayon, ang hinahanap na hustisya’y wala “Presente”…

[Tula] Walang matuluyan, mawalang tuluyan -ni Greg Bituin

(tula sa International Week of the Disappeared) mas mabuti pang ako’y walang matuluyan kaysa naman tulad ko’y mawalang tuluyan kung walang matuluyan, mag-ingat sa daan mahirap nang mawala’t madukot ng halang Daigdigang Linggo ng Desaparesido ay ating gunitain ngayong linggong ito nawa mahal nila’y matagpuang totoo at kanilang kamtin ang hustisya sa mundo sa huling…

[In the news] De Lima urges Duterte to ratify UN treaty on enforced disappearances -Inquirer.net

De Lima urges Duterte to ratify UN treaty on enforced disappearances MANILA, Philippines — To provide stronger mechanisms against enforced disappearances in the country, opposition Senator Leila de Lima is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to ratify the United Nations (UN) treaty on enforced disappearances. De Lima has filed Senate Resolution No. 969 which urged the…

[Urgent Appeal] Enforced Disappearance of Phillip Bacudo, 19 years old in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL December 11, 2017 (PHILIPPINES) Enforced Disappearance of Phillip Bacudo, 19 years old in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. __________ Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the enforced disappearance of Phillip Espiritu Bacudo, 19 years old, in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. If you wish to…

[From the web] Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence

Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence -www.tfdp.net On November 2, 2017, All Souls’ Day, about 50 families of victims of involuntary disappearance and extrajudicial killings lead a gathering of more than a hundred religious, human rights advocates, and activists in lighting…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a human rights network of human rights organizations working directly on the issue of enforced disappearances in Asia, is in need of an External Evaluator for its two (2) regional projects. The qualifications for the said External Evaluator include the following: ·        …

[Press Release] TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law

TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law   One of the thousand reasons why Ferdinand Marcos should not be given a hero’s burial is the disappearance of Fr. Rudy Romano thirty-one years ago, according to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of…

[Statement] AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016

AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016 May 23-27, 2016 – Every year on this week, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, as an integral part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, commemorates the International Week of the Disappeared. First commemorated by the Latin American Federation of Associations…

[Tula] Ilitaw ni Greg Bituin

kaytagal nang panahong minamahal ay nawala mahabang panahong ang dibdib ay puno ng luha nahan kaya sila, anong kanilang ginagawa sila kaya’y napiit o nabaon na sa lupa ilitaw na! ilitaw ang mga mahal sa buhay! kung sakaling patay na’y ilitaw man lang ang bangkay! upang ligalig paano ma’y pumayapang tunay sana’y ilitaw na yaong…

[Statement] End enforced disappearances, End social and economic injustice! -AFAD

End enforced disappearances, End social and economic injustice! 10 December 2015 – On this 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) condemns all forms of State violence that are systematically committed against peoples all over the world. The global structure that perpetuates wealth and progress for…

[Event] Call for Entries: Poster-Making Contest – “Beyond Legislation: Hope, Action, Justice” -AFAD

Poster-Making Contest – “Beyond Legislation: Hope, Action, Justice” https://www.facebook.com/events/705346896233185/ All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material. Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these…

[Statement] Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime -FIND/AFAD

Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime Statement of HR Defenders, families and advocates against enforced disappearance on All Souls’ day Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… With no tombs or columbaria to visit, the families of the disappeared…

[Photo Blog] CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!

CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately! “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…