Series of activities for Interanational Human Rights Day celebration
Press Conference and Forum on Human Rights, Development and Climate Justice, Candlelighting for Victims of Yolanda, and Victims of Human Rights Violations
by TITUS EDISON CALAUOR
CORRESPONDENT, Manila Times
A human rights group over the weekend declared that they are set to file charges for war crimes against soldiers involved in the alleged indiscriminate firing two years ago that killed a coal maker and wounded his son in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.
Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) chairperson Max de Mesa said that the soldiers of the 56th Infantry Battalion (IB) involved in the incident of July 19, 2011 should face charges for war crimes or violations of International Humanitarian Laws (IHL), as provided in Republic Act 9851 or the “Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law and Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity.”Article on Dona Remedios Trinidad killing, 2011
A government’s ability to respect, protect and fulfil human rights –
social, cultural, political, economic and civil -
will ultimately be defined
by the levels and systemic nature of corruption in those States.
-United Nations Convention Against Corruption