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August 30 is Int’l Day for the Disappeared

The Day of the Disappeared: Enforced disappearances continue unabated in every region of the world

  27 August 2015 The use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics and instill fear into targeted groups continues unabated in every...

Amnesty votes to adopt policy on sex workers

Press Release Global movement votes to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers 11 August 2015 A crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed today in Dublin at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International...

Amnesty International and Bar Associations on Torture in Ph

Joint statement by Amnesty International and Associations on ensuring justice for torture victims in the Philippines

In PDF We, the undersigned, are representatives from Bar Associations working in...

Amnesty urge Ph to investigate dismissed torture complaint

Amnesty International Philippines Press Release 26 June 2015 Amnesty International calls on Philippine government to investigate dismissed torture complaint Amnesty International Philippines on Friday condemned the dismissal of a criminal complaint for torture filed by the family of torture victim Dave Enriquez....

Amnesty condemns Carmona torture, says UN visit very necessary

Amnesty International Philippines Press Release 25 May 2015 United Nation Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) state visit in the Philippines starts today, 25 May until 3 June....

U-turn on refugee boats leaves thousands at risk

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 20 May 2015 The decision by Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to reverse an appalling policy of turning back boats carrying refugees and vulnerable migrants is a step in the right direction – but falls far short...

Alarming Rise in Death Sentences

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under strict embargo – Wednesday 1 April 00.01am GMT (01.01am BST) Death Penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences as governments resorted to capital punishment to combat crime and terrorism • States used the death penalty in a...

Amnesty predicts bleak 2015 for human rights

Amnesty International Philippines Press Release 13 March 2015 Amnesty International Philippines started its annual State of the World’s Human Rights Report launch with its first ever leg in Baguio City. The human rights...
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‘I was 12 years old when they took my dad away – we never saw him again’

29 May 2015 Filipino national Ronaldo Lopez Ulep was arrested in front of three of his children at his home in the Qatari capital, Doha, on 7 April 2010. After being repeatedly tortured in...

Happy birthday, Jerryme!

On 16 February, Jerryme Corre celebrated his birthday, joined by his wife and Amnesty Philippines staff at Angeles City Jail. Jerryme has spent the last three years imprisoned there after...

The Philippines has a dark, open secret

When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly...

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