Friday, April 19, 2013

AFP Signs HR Operational Guidelines with Inter-Agency Committee


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AFP Signs HR Operational Guidelines with Inter-Agency Committee

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Published on Friday, 19 April 2013 12:36
Written by PAO, AFP
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Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City—The Armed Forces of the Philippines signed with other regular members of the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture, and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons its Operational Guidelines.

In its third regular meeting held yesterday at the General Headquarters here, the IAC approved the said guidelines containing the definitions and elements of extra legal cases and the various teams that shall conduct investigation, oversight, and monitoring of the cases.

Present in the signing are IAC Chairperson and Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima; committee members National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel T Bautista, National Bureau of Investigation Director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas, Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rafael Antonio Santos, and Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process; and IAC observer and Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Etta Rosales.

The IAC was created by virtue of Administrative Order Number 35 signed in November last year by President and AFP Commander in Chief Benigno Aquino III. Another highlight of the meeting is the presentation of the list of priority cases by the Technical Working Group. Said list is subject for adoption by the Committee.

The AFP remains committed in undertaking major steps in pursuit of peace and sustainable development with strict adherence to the Rule of Law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law.





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