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Philippines: Soldiers on the School Grounds

During a recent eight-day investigation in the Cordillera Autonomous Region on northern Luzon island, Human Rights Watch found five cases in which the military, in violation of Philippine and international law, had used parts of functioning schools as barracks or bases for military detachments since 2009. This military use of schools lasted for periods ranging from three months to more than a year. (New York) – The Philippine armed forces should end its unlawful use of schools for military purposes, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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