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Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Democracy? Why is the Aquino government ignoring human rights issues?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Human rights is a very important issue for us in Bulatlat. We have written about the life of each and every victim of human rights violations. We tried to provide the context by which these violations are being committed by describing the life and struggles of the victims, the organizations they

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

NDF-EV Condemns Yet Another 19th IB Massacre Claiming The Lives of a Distinguished Scientist and His Two Assistants

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today condemned the massacre of a prominent botanist and his two assistants last Nov. 15, and pinned responsibility on the 19th IB, calling for its expulsion from the region for committing mass...

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Social Justice for the Hacienda Luisita Workers

The peasants and farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita Inc (HLI) deservessocial justice and not deceitful schemes. They have to justlybenefit from the land they have been tilling for so long . Their human rights and fundamental rights have...

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

On today’s oral arguments in high court about Luisita dispute “In the end, it’s an issue of social justice’ – says human rights law group

NEWS RELEASE August 18, 2010 Lawyer Edre U. Olalia, acting secretary general of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), said that the high court has the opportunity now to possibly settle the decades long land dispute...

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Bush Govt Experimented on Detainees for Torture Techniques and Legal Cover

Illegal Activity Violates Nuremberg Code and Could Open Door to Prosecution By PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Cambridge, MA– In the most comprehensive investigation to date of health professionals’ involvement in the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program (EIP), Physicians...

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Case of the Morong 43: emblematic of systemic and systematic human rights violations in the Philippines which are bred by social conditions

Geneva– The Morong 43 case is emblematic of the human rights violations occurring in the Philippines. The plethora of violations at every step of the way, the various legal shortcuts, the brazen abuse or total disregard of...

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Armed Forces of the Philippines the biggest violator of children’s rights

PRESS RELEASE Information Bureau Communist Party of the Philippines The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the New People’s Army (NPA) recruits children are “completely...

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

World Council of Churches to continue monitoring the HR situation in the Philippines; expresses deep concern and solidarity with Morong 43 Health Workers

PRESS RELEASE 07 JUNE 2010 GENEVA – In a clear signal of continuing solidarity with the churches and human rights defenders in the Philippines, the World Council of Churches through its Commission of the Churches on International...

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

International Lawyers Group Calls for Immediate Prosecution of Arroyo, et. al.

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (30 May 2010) – The International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), a worldwide grouping of public interest and human rights lawyers, challenged the incoming Philippine administration of presumptive president-elect Sen. Benigno Aquino III to...

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Escalante Massacre Remembered, Militants Say ‘De Facto Martial Rule’ Exists

Protesters commemorated the massacre of 20 activists and wounding of tens of others in Escalate town during Martial Law. Twenty-one years after the massacre, the military perpetrators in the killing remain unpunished, while the massacre survivors and...

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Tata Pido: Staying Alive, Struggling On

Veteran fisherfolk activist Peter “Tata Pido” Gonzalez survived Martial Law without being touched by government soldiers. It is only under the current regime that he had his near-brush with death. He survived an attempt on his life...

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