[from the web] IRCT welcomes advances on right to rehabilitation for torture victims

IRCT welcomes advances on right to rehabilitation for torture victims  November 19, 2012 The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) welcomes the adoption of the UN Committee Against Torture’s General Comment on Article 14 of the Convention Against Torture. This is an important step forward in ensuring that torture victims receive adequate redress and…

[Event] Forum on the Joint Civil Society Report for the 2nd cycle of the UPR 13th Session

April 20, 2012 Dear fellow human rights defender, The Philippines, among other States Parties, will be the focus of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 13th session from May 21-June 4, 2012 by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. The UPR is a process which provides “the opportunity for each State to declare what actions…

[Petition] A people’s petition calling on the Philippine Congress to urgently pass a bill to compensate all victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship

Aa people’s petition calling on the Philippine Congress to urgently pass a bill to compensate all victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship 21 April 2012 WHEREAS, the Philippines is a Charter-State of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and is, therefore, duty-bound to protect and uphold the basic rights of…

[From the web] CIVICUS Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 13th Session of the UPR Working Group

Philippines Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 13th Session of the UPR Working Group Submitted 28 November 2011 Submitted by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation 1. (A) Introduction 1.1 CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international movement with members in more than 100 countries worldwide. Established in 1993, CIVICUS nurtures the foundation,…

[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…

[Press Release] Asian rights and rehabilitation groups gather in Manila presses for right to rehabilitation for victims of torture

The Medical Action Group (MAG) will host the Asian Regional Conference on Enhancing the Capacity of Rehabilitation Centers and Civil Society in Accessing Justice for the Victims of Torture on November 22 to 26, 2011 at the Diamond Hotel. The five-day Asian Regional Conference is being organized by the MAG, in partnership with the European…

[Event] ASIAN Regional Conference on Enhancing Capacity of Rehabilitation Center and Civil Society in Access to Justice of Victims in Torture – MAG

ASIAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENHANCING CAPACITY OF REHABILITATION CENTER AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE OF VICTIMS IN TORTURE Introduction The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) invites nominations for participation and call for conference papers in the Asian Regional Conference on enhancing the capacity of rehabilitation centers and civil society in accessing…

[Last week’s featured site] Balay works for the psychosocial relief and rehabilitation of survivors of human rights violations

BALAY Rehabilitation Center, Inc. BALAY Rehabilitation Center is a non-governmental organization that works for the psychosocial relief and rehabilitation of survivors of human rights violations. It provides services primarily to the survivors of torture and organized violence, as well as to those who are displaced by armed conflict. Apart from service delivery and the rehabilitation…

[Featured site] www.magph.org

Since 1982, Medical Action Group (MAG) is known to be a service-provider to victims of human rights violations. MAG continues to provide a holistic rehabilitative service, which includes but not limited to medical and psychosocial services, to documented torture survivors particularly political detainees and prisoners in the country. This is concurrent to regular jail visitation…

[From the web] PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speaks out–“The soldiers were never prosecuted” Interview 5 – www.humanrights.asia

An interview with Marvin, a neighbour of two torture victims, published by the Asian Human Rights Commission OVERVIEW: In this fifth interview in the series, Marvin (full identity is withheld) talks about the illegal arrest, detention and torture of his neighbours, Eduardo Singita and Junior Navarro in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur in April 2010. In…

[From the web] PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speaks out–“I still suffer from trauma after two decades” Interview 2

Source: http://www.humanrights.asia An interview with torture victim Romeo Luneta published by the Asian Human Rights Commission PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speaks out–“I still suffer from trauma after two decades” Interview 2 SPECIAL REPORT Torture in the Philippines & the unfulfilled promise of the 1987 Constitution OVERVIEW: In the second part of the interview, Romeo Luneta speaks…