[From the web] Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines -NAKPhil

Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines The decision by the Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima worsens the already deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. De Lima has been in detention at the police headquarters…

[In the news] Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel -INQUIRER.net

Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel. By Christine O. Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The government is now in position to institute reforms and better conditions in the country’s prisons now that President Benigno Aquino has signed a law that will modernize the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor),…

[Media Advisory] Multi-Stakeholders Forum-Workshop on the “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor”

MEDIA ADVISORY Multi-Stakeholders Forum-Workshop on the “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor” Dear Friends from the Media: The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), the International Coalitions Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) and the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada and the University of…

[Event] Forum on Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor -AFAD, FIND

Forum on Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor Dear firends, Warmest greetings! After 16 long years of a hard-fought struggle to criminalize enforced disappearance in the country, we finally have the first national legislation against Enforced Disappearance in the Asian region with the passage of Republic Act No. 10353, otherwise known…

[From the web] DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima’s Speech On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of MOA Between the DOJ, PNP and MAG -www.magph.com

DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima‘s Speech On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Justice, Philippine National Police and the Medical Action Group November 15, 2012 Department of Justice Padre Faura, Manila Your Excellency, Stephen Lillie, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Philippines; Chairperson Loretta Ann P.…

[Petition] No to cremation of medico-legal cases

No to cremation of medico-legal cases Dear everyone, I’ve started the petition “Hon. Leila de LIma: Create a Policy: NO to cremation of remains of Medico-Legal Cases ” and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/hon-leila-de-lima-create-a-policy-no-to-cremation-of-remains-of-medico-legal-cases Here’s why it’s…

[Advisory/Event] British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and MAG will ink agreement

British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and MAG will ink agreement by Medical Action Group (MAG) ADVISORY British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Medical Action Group (MAG) ink agreement for training of investigators and prosecutors to strengthen investigation and prosecution of torture cases November…

[In the news] Cyber law talks set next week -PhilStar.com

Cyber law talks set next week By Aurea Calica, The Philippine Star October 05, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has set a dialogue with stakeholders on the controversial Cybercrime Law even as more groups stepped up calls to repeal the law on fears that it would be used to suppress online freedoms. A dialogue was…

[Urgent Appeal] Court fails to conclude an activists’ appeal to dismiss false charges -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-025-2012 6 July 2012 [RE: AHRC-UAU-002-2012: PHILIPPINES: False murder charges on activist must be dropped] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Court fails to conclude an activists’ appeal to dismiss false charges on him made three years on ISSUES: Arbitrary arrest and detention; fabrication of charges; human rights…

[In the news] D.O.H. wins breastmilk Case vs Multinationals -businessmirror.com.ph

EXCLUSIVE: D.O.H. wins breastmilk Case vs Multinationalsby JOEL R. SAN JUAN, businessmirror.com.phJune 12, 2012 THE Department of Justice has upheld the legality of a government memorandum prohibiting multinational firms that manufacture infant milk and other nutrition products in the country from using registered trademarks that may erode the efforts of the government to promote breast-feeding.…

[In the news] Aussie to face TRAFFICKING charges -Cebu Daily News

AUSSIE TO FACE TRAFFICKING CHARGES. Cebu Daily News May 20, 2012 DOJ overturns fiscal on case He may have been initially cleared of accountability by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. But the case of the 49-year-old Australian accused of molesting three boys didn’t escape the scrutiny of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who recommended the…