[Press Release] Aquino Should Sign Landmark Disappearances Law -HRW

Philippines: Aquino Should Sign Landmark Disappearances Law Break With Past Administrations, Show Regional Leadership (New York, October 18, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III should sign into law a bill criminalizing enforced disappearances in the Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. The Philippine Congress passed the bill, the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012,…

ONLINE ACTION: Join us in a Letter/Appeal sending campaign to President Aquino! Petition for passage of the proposed bill providing compensation to victims of human rights violations (HRVs) during the Marcos administration under Martial Law.

ONLINE ACTION Join us in a Letter/Appeal sending campaign to President Aquino! Petition for passage of the proposed bill providing compensation to victims of human rights violations (HRVs) during the Marcos administration under Martial Law. Sign and send letter to https://www.facebook.com/presidentnoy Benigno S. Aquino President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace Manila September 6, 2012…

[Press Release] Human rights group intensified calls for justice; highlights calls for livelihood and employment -Women WISE3

Human rights group intensified calls for justice; highlights calls for livelihood and employment On its 4th anniversary, the Women Workers in Struggle for Employment, Empowerment and Emancipation or Women WISE3 intensified calls for justice following Malacanang’s claim of improving human rights situation. In reaction to a Malacanang statement in Aug 30 saying that there are…

[Statement] Where is the road that ends impunity? -PAHRA

“Ang mali – gaano katagal man ito nanatili – ay mali pa rin. Hindi puwedeng “Oks lang, wala lang iyan.” Kapag kinalimutan natin ang mga ito, mangyayari lang ulit ang mga kamalian ng nakaraan. Kung hindi magbabayad ang mga nagkasala, parang tayo na rin mismo ang nag-imbita sa mga nagbabalak gumawa ng masama na umulit…

[Statement] AFAD Statement On the 18th Anniversary of the Flame of Courage Monument and 27th year of the Disappearance of the Redemptorist priest, Fr. Rudy Romano

AFAD Statement On the 18th Anniversary of the Flame of Courage Monument and 27th year of the Disappearance of the Redemptorist priest, Fr. Rudy Romano 11 July 2012 A Liberating Sacrifice “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King In Philippine history, a number of…

[From the web] Universal Periodic Review: Series of recommendations to Philippines -OHCHR.org

In total, States participating in the discussion posed a series of recommendations to Philippines. These included, among others: To step up efforts to fully prohibit and address cases of torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances and ensure there were mechanisms in place to address such cases; To enhance human rights-based training for all law enforcement…

[Press Release] South African Extraordinary Professor and UN official to visit PH for the International Week of the Disappeared -AFAD

South African Extraordinary Professor and UN official to visit PH for the International Week of the Disappeared Mr. Jeremy Sarkin, Extraordinary Professor of the University of South Africa, former Chairperson-Rapporteur and incumbent member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) will visit the country in his personal capacity as a…

[From the web] Issues and Trends on Enforced Disappearances And Women and Disadvantages and Obstacles Women Face In the Exercise of their Human Rights By Mary Aileen D. Bacalso

Issues and Trends on Enforced Disappearances And Women and Disadvantages and Obstacles Women Face In the Exercise of their Human Rights By Mary Aileen D. Bacalso Secretary-General, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Focal Person, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Delivered at the Experts’ Conference on Gender and Enforced Disappearances, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 18, 2012…

FIND SOLIDARITY MESSAGE On the Founding Anniversary of HRonlinePH

30 March 2012 SOLIDARITY MESSAGE On the Founding Anniversary of HRonlinePH The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) is one with the Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) in celebrating its 1st Anniversary. We commend the people, the team of highly dedicated and innovative minds, for providing opportunities for human rights groups to be heard…

[From the web] Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012

Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012 INTRODUCTION In this submission, prepared for the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines taking place in May-June 2012, Amnesty International comments on the government’s implementation of recommendations supported by the Philippines during its previous UPR in 2008, including recommendations concerning women’s rights, torture, extra-judicial executions, and…