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Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law

Headline Title:  Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law 10 November 2014 Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent, Amnesty International said.The Anti-Torture Act, passed on 10 November 2009, recognized torture as a separate crime and provided a number of important guarantees to aid torture survivors seeking redress. But no one has been convicted under the Act…

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