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The Use of Torture in the Philippines

August 20, 2009 ·  , http://www.opcatph.org/

What is Torture? The term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected […]

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The Condition of Philippine Prisons and Jails

August 20, 2009 ·  , http://www.opcatph.org/

THE OPCAT REPORT The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) is an international treaty which was adopted by an overwhelming majority at the UN […]

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THE SITUATION OF THE PHILIPPINE PENITENTIARIES

August 20, 2009 · 

An Update on the Study on the Condition of Jails and Correctional Institutions in the Country Commission on Human Rights Universal standards applicable to everyone have been established with respect to prohibitions that exist in national and international laws against any form of treatment or punishment which violates human rights or fundamental freedoms. Article 5 […]

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United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

August 20, 2009 · 

Adopted August 30, 1955, by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, U.N. Doc. A/CONF/611, annex I, E.S.C. res. 663C, 24 U.N. ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 11, U.N. Doc. E/3048 (1957), amended E.S.C. res. 2076, 62 U.N. ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 35, U.N. Doc. E/5988 […]

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Philippines – Trafficking in Persons

July 31, 2009 ·  By Hyun Jae Lee

Independent Study of a Legal Intern to PREDA Research by: Hyun Jae Lee BACKGROUND: Based on the report generated by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (OMCTP), the Republic of Philippines was categorized in the 2nd Tier Watch List.[1] It is considered as a country of origin, transit, and destination for human […]

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Columban issues warning to sex tourists

September 18, 2008 ·  By Paul Keenan, The Irish Catholic

Campaigning Columban priest, Father Shay Cullen, has used the occasion of his naming as a Person of the Year to warn Irish sex tourists that they will be monitored by his charitable organisation if they visit the Philippines. Speaking after his naming as one of Ireland’s People of the Year for 2008 at an awards […]

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The Conversion of the U.S. Military Bases and Facilities in the Philippines

July 25, 2008 ·  By Roland G. Simbula

MILITARY BASE CONVERSION SIMBULAN  (PDF)

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Pitfalls open in Philippine mining

July 25, 2008 ·  By Joel D Adriano, AsianTimes

MANILA – Australian ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith last week jumped to the defense of the dozen or so Australian mining companies operating there, in what is turning out to be a nightmarish venture for most of them. It’s the latest sign that all is not well in the Philippine mining business, despite the […]

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Philippine Poverty and Inequality Situation (as of March 2008)

March 9, 2008 · 

Poverty Incidence According to the Social Weather Stations (January 2008): • Almost 1 out of 2 Filipinos see themselves as poor. • 46% of Filipinos families (estimated 8.1 million families or about 40.5 million Filipinos out of the 2007 projected population of 86 million) see themselves as poor. Available data from the government: • 1 […]

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"Passion and Power" by Fr Shay Cullen

November 8, 2006 · 

Dear friends and defenders of children, On November 1st 2006, I launched my book “Passion and Power” in Ireland first and later elsewhere. This is one good way we can work together to promote the book and spread the messages that are contained in there to help victims of abuse and to prevent the abuse […]

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