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Rights defenders question government’s commitment to implement Anti-Torture Law

Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, signed into law under then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the way the government has been handling cases filed under the said law lends truth to the legal maxim “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Twenty-six years after the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, will the victims of martial law finally receive their long overdue indemnification? House Bill 5990 or An Act Providing Compensation to Victims of Human Rights Violations during the Marcos Regime was approved this week on third…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — In line with women’s month this March, women human rights defenders and victims of the dictatorship under the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos held a protest action urging senators to pass the Indemnification Bill for Victims of Martial Law. “Many of our sisters and colleagues are in…