[Press Release] Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” -UATC

Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” On 26 June[1], the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a broad network of human rights organizations and human rights defenders together with its partners, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the…

[Video] UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic

UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic An online discussion on the impact of the government protective measures against COVID19 to civil liberties and fundamental rights under community quarantine organized by the United Against Torture Coalition held on June 17. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name,…

[Statement] Anti-Terror law will make “torture” a new normal -UATC

Anti-Terror law will make “torture” a new normal We, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC), the broadest network of civil society organizations and individuals working for the prevention of torture in the Philippines, vehemently condemn the treacherous imminent approval of the new Anti-Terror Law that may institutionalize the use of torture and ill-treatment in the…

[Statement] Save the Children Philippines calls on local officials to stop cruel, degrading treatment of children violating curfew

Stop cruel, degrading treatment of children Save the Children Philippines calls on local officials to stop cruel, degrading treatment of children violating curfew Save the Children Philippines is calling on local officials to adhere to laws on the proper treatment of children and youth who violate curfew guidelines under the Enhanced Community Quarantine to prevent…

[Statement] 𝙷𝚞𝚠𝚊𝚐 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚐𝚊 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚢𝚊 𝚜𝚊 𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚖 𝚗𝚐 𝚔𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊 𝚕𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚐𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚜𝚢𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚝 𝚔𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚊 𝚖𝚐𝚊 𝙻𝙶𝙱𝚃 𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚢𝚊𝚗! -TCC

𝙷𝚞𝚠𝚊𝚐 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚐𝚊 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚢𝚊 𝚜𝚊 𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚖 𝚗𝚐 𝚔𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊 𝚕𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚐𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚜𝚢𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚝 𝚔𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚊 𝚖𝚐𝚊 𝙻𝙶𝙱𝚃 𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚢𝚊𝚗! Kinukundena ng True Colors Coalition (TCC) ang karahasan na ito ng isang barangay kapitan sa mga LGBT at sa mga kabataang nahuli sa curfew. Bilang opisyal, alam niya dapat kung hanggang…

[Action Alert] Curfew violators in San Isidro, Paranaque City were allegedly arbitrarily arrested and detained and tortured by members of the police with the knowledge of Barangay Captain Noel Japlos -TFDP

Action Alert March 26, 2020 (Philippines) Curfew violators in San Isidro, Paranaque City were allegedly arbitrarily arrested and detained and tortured by members of the police with the knowledge of Barangay Captain Noel Japlos Dear Friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the alleged practice of…

[Urgent Action] Alleged Inhumane Treatment of Arbitrarily Arrested Citizens by Barangay Officials in Sta. Cruz Laguna -PAHRA

Officials of Barangay Gatid in Sta. Cruz Laguna allegedly detained several persons inside a small animal cage. In a photo dated March 20, 2020, by the Facebook page “Santa Cruz Cityhood”, around 6 to 7 persons were imprisoned, who apparently violated the government imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine. The move placed the entire island of Luzon…

[Urgent Appeal] (PHILIPPINES) Torture of Indigenous People -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 9, 2018 (PHILIPPINES) Torture of Indigenous People ISSUES: Assertion of right to life; freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ______________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the torture of four indigenous people in Upi, Maguindanao.…

[Statement] No One is safe from Torture -MAG

No One is safe from Torture MAG Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Genesis Argoncillo alias “Tisoy” was just waiting for the cellphone load he bought from the store next to their house in Novaliches, Quezon City when the policemen arrested him for not wearing a shirt. He was brought…

[Statement] Justice for Tisoy and All Victims of Torture -Balay

Justice for Tisoy and All Victims of Torture Today, Balay marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with deep sadness and anger. We join those who mourn and denounce the death of Genesis Argoncillo, 22, and call on authorities to hold accountable those who allowed his death to happen. Policemen arrested Argoncillo,…

[Event] Basta! Run Against Torture (BRAT XII) -UATC

Basta! Run Against Torture (BRAT XII) -UATC Torture is abhorrent. Torture is illegal. Yet torture is inflicted on men, women and children in the Philippines and well over half the countries around the world. Despite the universal condemnation of torture, it is still being used openly and secretly using national and international security from acts…

[From the web] The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

Philippines: The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT The war on drugs among OMCT’s top priorities Geneva, 15 March 2017 – On the occasion of the upcoming Philippines’ Universal Periodic Review on human rights by the UN, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) will this week on two occasions denounce the many…

[Off-the-shelf] Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in the Philippines -IRCT

Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in Philippines Since the enactment of the Anti-Torture Act (Republic Act No. 9745) in 2009, the Philippine government has taken significant steps towards improving the legal structural framework for eradicating torture and supporting torture victims. This includes the elaboration of a rehabilitation programme for victims of torture and the…