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Philippines: Senate hearing should be first step to tackling endemic torture

Headline Title:  Philippines: Senate hearing should be first step to tackling endemic torture 12 January 2015 An inquiry into police torture in the Philippine Senate this week is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to torture by members of the national police and to end the pervasive culture of impunity that reinforces it, Amnesty International said.The joint hearing between the Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Committee on Public Order, which will take place on Wednesday 14 January, was announced as a direct result of Amnesty International’s report on police torture…

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