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Amnesty International hails SC ruling on RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An international human rights group praised the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Human rights group hits UK for ‘slavery’ of migrants

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A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.  PHOTO FROM HRW.ORG

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marcos women victims acknowledged

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The Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVC) on Saturday paid tribute to Filipino women for their contributions to the struggle for freedom and human rights, especially during the martial law years.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US vows to help PH face human rights challenge

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United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Saturday said his government remained committed to assisting the Philippines deal with “human rights challenges” in the face of a US State Department report criticizing the country for failing to stamp out extrajudicial killings.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Rights abuses continue in PH–US report

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Jonas Burgos (contributed photo), CHR Chair Etta Rosales (Inquirer.net file photo), US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP file photo)

Human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by government security forces, continued unabated in the Philippines in the past year, according to the US State Department’s 2014 Human Rights Report released here on Thursday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN enacts int’l treaty allowing child rights abuse cases vs State

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Children whose human rights have been violated can now seek international justice through the United Nations. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly, enacted an instrument known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) that was adopted in December 2011.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aussie FM urged to raise PH’s ‘paralyzed criminal justice system’

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Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. AP FILE PHOTO

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged visiting Australian foreign minister to raise concerns about the “paralyzed criminal justice system” of the Philippines.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

“Rescue in the Philippines” to be shown at UN and US Capitol in Nov.

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Acclaimed documentary film “Rescue in the Philippines” will be shown at the United Nations headquarters and the US Capitol in November.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino scrimps on words over Sabah claim

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino is keeping his cards close to his chest on whether the Philippine government would pursue its claim on Sabah during the remainder of his term.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

AFP, MNLF have committed human-rights abuses—HRW

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Philippine Army soldiers fire a 60mm mortar towards the position of MNLF loyal to Misuari where they camp out with their hostages in Barangay Sta. Barbara in Zamboanga City. EDWIN BACASMAS

Both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the armed members of the rebel group Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have committed human-rights abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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