Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Appeal] Falsely charged labour leader submits himself to trial to clear his name and those of others -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-152-2012 29 August 2012 ————– PHILIPPINES: Falsely charged labour leader submits himself to trial to clear his name and those of others ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of justice; fabrication of charges ————– Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed…

[Urgent Appeals] Fabricated murder cases on a labour lawyer and other activists dismissed -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-012-2012 27 March 2012 [RE: AHRC-UAU-003-2009: PHILIPPINES: Human rights and political activists exonerated from murder cases face another questionable charge] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Fabricated murder cases on a labour lawyer and other activists dismissed ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of justice; fabrication of charges ———————————————————————…

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[Statement] PHILIPPINES: Prosecutor dismissed charges of torture by invoking acts of torture -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Prosecutor dismissed charges of torture by invoking acts of torture The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a city prosecutor in San Fernando, Pampanga, had dismissed the complaint of torture by five torture victims against a police colonel and other policemen due to “insufficiency of evidence” because their identification of the accused…

[Press Release] PHILIPPINES: Human Rights Council must act on widespread arbitrary dismissals of torture complaints and resultant impunity -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Human Rights Council must act on widespread arbitrary dismissals of torture complaints and resultant impunity The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform and seek the intervention of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on torture concerning the frequent dismissals of complaints of torture, which speak to a system of legal…

[In the news] Prosecution: Corona may have committed perjury for ‘undervalued’ assets – GMAnews.com

Prosecution: Corona may have committed perjury for ‘undervalued’ assets by Andreo C. Calonzo, GMA News January 19, 2012   The House prosecution team on Thursday said that Chief Justice Renato Corona may have lied under oath when he allegedly undervalued his properties in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs). Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo,…

[In the news] Senate slams House panel Prosecutors told disclosure of CJ Corona’s penthouse against impeach rules – INQUIRER.net

Senate slams House panel Prosecutors told disclosure of CJ Corona’s penthouse against impeach rules By Cathy C. Yamsuan, Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 5th, 2012  Hold your horses. The House of Representatives’ 11-member panel that will prosecute the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona drew flak on Wednesday not only from his lead…