Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act
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Families seek full implementation of law for desaparecidos

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, families say the Philippine government has failed 'to prevent abominable wrongdoing' for many years

Families of victims of enforced dissapearance remember their loved ones during a mass at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, 2018. The relatives displayed photos of their beloved desaparecidos while offering candles and flowers on the Wall of Remembrance. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poor law implementation denies desaparecidos justice

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Hailed as comprehensive by advocates, the Anti-Enforced Or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 still faces several challenges, including lack of funding and overall improper grasp of the concept of human rights

What you need to know about enforced disappearances in the Philippines

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

According to latest data, there are at least 1,996 documented cases of enforced disappearance in the Philippines – 1,165 are missing while 244 were found dead

End enforced disappearances, drug war killings – rights groups

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances says there are 1,993 documented cases of enforced disappearances in the Philippines under different administrations

MASKED PROTESTERS. Protesters wearing Jonas Burgos masks gather at the gate of Camp Aguinaldo to commemorate his disappearance. File photo from Desaparecidos

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action

 Manila Police Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo talks to the press before Commission on Human Rights finds out the hidden cell behind the bookshelf. Photo by Eloise Lopez

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their strict obligation to act only in accordance with law

Global group of judges, lawyers to Duterte: Probe drug-related killings

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The International Commission of Jurists expresses concern over President Rodrigo Duterte s statements that appear to be encouraging extrajudicial killings of those involved in drugs

Rights groups: Torture persists under PNoy

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Human rights groups protest against illegal detention and torture on UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims

'Desaparecido' law not yet signed, clarifies solon

Dec 20, 2012 - 6:50 PM

Albay Rep Edcel Lagman apologizes for announcing that the bill has been signed into law

AWAITING SIGNATURE. A bill against enforced disappearances awaits the President's signature. Activist Jonas Burgos is one of the victims of involuntary disappearance, missing since 2007. File photo

Bill vs 'order of battle' awaits Aquino OK

Oct 17, 2012 - 5:12 PM

The Senate approves the bicam report of a bill making enforced disappearances a crime

STILL MISSING. It is the 5th anniversary of the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos.