We have seen it before. We refuse to forget and will continue to resist today.
Statement of Support for the Establishment of a National Monitoring Body for the Prevention of Torture in Places of Detention
Throughout the years, Balay has cultivated a strong partnership with the Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of rights of persons deprived of liberty. We call to mind how, for instance, Balay and other civil society organizations under the United against Torture Coalition (UATC) have worked with the CHR in creating the momentum towards the passage of the Anti-Torture Law in 2009 which, among others, prohibited torture and ill treatment of persons under the custody of persons in authority.
As an organization of human rights defenders, Balay endorses the following 10-point agenda for the 2019 national election along with their critical aspects which, from its perspective, could be used as a yardstick by voters in making an informed decision on who among the candidates to support and whom to reject.