Int’l court hears victims of rights abuses by Aquino, US govts

The International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT) has began hearing the testimonies of victims of human rights violations, by both the Philippine and US governments, on July 16 in Washington DC. “At the time when impunity reigns, it is important for the people to make a record of the violations of their rights, including violations of the international humanitarian law, the rights of the people under the covenants of civil and political rights, covenant on economic, social and cultural rights,” Jeanne Mirer, International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) president, said.



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