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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 »

Human Rights Watch: PH fails in ending impunity

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Jonas Burgos, Gerry Ortega. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Philippine government failed to end impunity in extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances, an international group said Monday.

Posted: January 21st, 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 »

Palace assailed over comment on journalist killings

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday assailed Malacañang for downplaying the killing of journalists in the Philippines, noting that yet another broadcast journalist was shot dead on Friday in Bukidnon.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rights watch airs concern over state, MNLF abuses in Zamboanga

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WOUNDED SOLDIER A government trooper tends to a comrade who was wounded by mortar fire on the fifth day of the standoff between government forces and Moro rebels in Zamboanga City on Friday. EDWIN BACASMAS

Claiming it had received reports of torture of suspected Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) gunmen, even the elderly, by state security forces, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on the Philippine government to investigate “when the smoke finally clears in Zamboanga.”

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

Conviction of Ortega gunman draws int’l watchdog’s praise

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Dr. Gerardo Ortega. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lauded the Philippine government for the conviction of the hired killer of environmentalist Gerry Ortega—the first conviction of an extrajudicial killing since President Benigno Aquino III came to office in 2010.

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

SC slammed for suspending implementation of RH law

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With 14 Filipino mothers dying every day due to pregnancy complications, a respected international human rights organization and civil society groups on Wednesday scored a Supreme Court order stopping the implementation of the reproductive health law, saying it was putting at risk the lives of women in the country.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l watchdog to keep keen eye on PH rights cases

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An international human rights watchdog said it would monitor the new “superbody” President Benigno Aquino III has created to investigate and monitor high-profile rights abuse cases “to see whether it results in prompt and serious action against abusers or is just more government smoke and mirrors.”

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH still fails to prosecute human rights crimes—HRW

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Jovito Palparan Jr.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

A New York-based human-rights watchdog on Wednesday said that the Philippine government was premature in claiming that it had made significant progress in addressing human rights issues, insisting the need for the government to successfully prosecute those responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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