[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…

[Press release] Not one more victim of torture, UATC urge

Not one more victim of torture, UATC urge “The Philippines has one of the smallest police-to-population ratios in the world, an overstretched force, predisposed to taking ‘shortcuts’ during arrests and criminal investigations,is the breeding ground for officers who resort to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in carrying out their jobs,”the United Against…

[From the web] Committee against Torture calls on the Philippines to fully implement rehabilitation programme – IRCT.org

Committee against Torture calls on the Philippines to fully implement rehabilitation programme The UN Committee against Torture is calling on the Government of the Philippines to fully implement a national rehabilitation programme, to ensure effective investigations into torture allegations and to make a public statement at the highest level that torture will not be tolerated.…

[Urgent Appeal] Torture and Killing of Indigenous People -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL April 13, 2016 (PHILIPPINES) Torture and Killing 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 and killing of three indigenous…

[Off-the-shelf] Joint Civil Society Report on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in the Philippines, submitted by the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)

This Joint Civil Society Report on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in the Philippines, submitted by the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines to the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) for its consideration during its deliberation of the report of the Government of the Philippines in its 57th Session on April 18-…

[Press Release] Medical doctors presses for right to rehabilitation of victims of torture -MAG

Medical doctors presses for right to rehabilitation of victims of torture Around eighty (80) medical doctors across the country gathered today in the Scientific Conference on the Management and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims on November 11-12, 2015 at the Ciudad Christia Resort, in San Mateo, Rizal. The conference also entitled, Mainstreaming Human Rights in Health…

[Press Release] Not alone, never forgotten -UATC

UNITED AGAINST TORTURE COALITION Press Release 27 June 2015 Not alone, never forgotten Activists all over the world took to the streets to demand justice for torture survivors on International Day for Victims of Torture. In the Philippines, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) conducted its 9th BRAT! or Basta! Run Against Torture with more…

[Statement] Breaking the silence from torture impunity -MAG

Statement from the Medical Action Group, Inc. June 26, 2015 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (IDSVT) Breaking the silence from torture impunity Torture is considered a crime under the international human rights law. It is prohibited everywhere, at all times, and no exceptional circumstances whatsoever can be used to justify it. However,…

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

On June 27, join Amnesty International Philippines in Basta Run Against Torture (BRAT)! bit.ly/aiph_events The United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (IDSVT) is commemorated around the world on the 26th of June every year. This year, Amnesty International, will focus on combating impunity and ensuring accountability of perpetrators and duty…