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July, 2012

German group urges probe of abuses near mines

July 6, 2012 ·  , "German group urges probe of abuses near mines", March 19, 2012,

A GERMAN fact-finding group has appealed to President Benigno Aquino to look into alleged mounting human rights abuses near mining communities in the Philippines. The group, headed by Michael Reckordt of the Philippinenbeuro (Philippine Office), told journalists Friday that the presence of government soldiers in mining communities in the Cordilleras and Mindanao are sowing fears […]


Campaign to stop rape and gender violence in conflict

July 3, 2012 ·  , JRS, 28 June 2012, "Campaign to stop rape and gender violence in conflict",

Earlier this month, Jesuit Refugee Service officially signed on as a member of the latest civil society coalition, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. Large numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons suffer sexual- and gender based violence in their homes, while they flee and once they arrive in their […]


Writ of Kalikasan, Amparo, Habeas Corpus

July 2, 2012 ·  , Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Writ of Kalikasan Writ means Legal action From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Writ of Kalikasan is a legal remedy under Philippine law which provides for the protection one’s right to “a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature,” as provided for in Section 16, Article II of the […]


Nestle 'failing' on child labour abuse, says FLA report

July 2, 2012 ·  , Humphrey, Hawskley. 29 June 2012, "Nestle 'failing' on child labour abuse, says FLA report".

The food company Nestle has been accused of failing to carry out checks on child labour and other abuses in part of its cocoa supply chain. A report by an independent auditor, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), says it found “multiple serious violations” of the company’s own supplier code. The code includes clauses on child […]

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