[Statement] Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND

Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND The proposal of the Philippine government to delist hundreds of Filipinos who were disappeared from 1975 to 2012 from the records of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) smacks of deceit.…

[Statement] End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!-CAED

CAED Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared “End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!” Jonas Burgos, Rudy Romano, Hermon Lagman, Joseph Belar, Jovencio Lagare, Romualdo Orcullo, Diosdado Oliver, Artemio Ayala, Arnold Dangkiasan, Edgardo Estojero, Renato Topacio, Sherlyn Cadapan, Karen Empeño, Leo Velasco, Manuel Manaog, the list of the disappeared…

[Blog] Can NMM be an effective monitoring body? By Darwin Mendiola

Can NMM be an effective monitoring body? October 14, 2014 By Darwin Mendiola Human rights violations particularly extra-legal killings (ELKs), enforced disappearances (EDs) and torture continue to occur in the country with total impunity. Until now, not a single person has been brought to justice. Even in high-profile cases which have been swiftly investigated, they…

[Statement] SAPA Working Group on ASEAN calls on ASEAN to uphold human rights and investigate cases of enforced disappearances

Solidarity for Asian Peoples Advocacies (SAPA) Working Group on ASEAN calls on ASEAN to uphold human rights and investigate cases of enforced disappearances September 5, 2014 August 30 marked the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. In solidarity with the victims and families of those who have been disappeared, the SAPA Working Group…

[Appeal] AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances in the region -SAPA TFAHR

26 April 2013 H.E. Pehin Dato Dr. Awang Hj. Ahmad bin Hj. Jumat Chairperson ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Jalan Subok, Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam BD 2710 Tel: (673) 226 1177, 226 1291-5 Fax: (673) 226 1709, 2904 Email: aseanbru@mfa.gov.bn, bruneirep.aichr@gmail.com Your Excellency, Re: AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances…

[Statement] Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos -AFAD

Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) joins the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and other human rights groups in the Philippines in jubilation for Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s signing into law the Republic Act No. 10350, otherwise known as the…

[Featured Video] A mother’s day gift (Mrs. Edita Burgos to missing son Jonas…) by REDANTSprod

a mother’s day gift Published in Youtube, May 12, 2012 by REDANTSprod Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas, sends message to ‘son’. File photo source pinoyweekly Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline…

[In the news] Hunt on for Palparan – newsinfo.inquirer.net

Hunt on for Palparan. Notorious general goes into hiding Philippine Daily Inquirer The tables have been turned: The hunter is now the hunted. Two days after Jovito Palparan Jr. was stopped at an airport in Pampanga province  from leaving the country, the government launched a manhunt for the retired major general tagged by activist groups…

[In the news]‘The Butcher’ faces torture raps – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

‘The Butcher’ faces torture raps – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Nikko Dizon, Tonette Orejas, Robert Gonzaga Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—Retired general Jovito Palparan Jr.—the man activists call “The Butcher”—and several other soldiers were Wednesday slapped with criminal charges, including torture and rape, by the mothers of two University of the Philippines students…