Philippines: Shattered lives: Beyond the 2008-2009 Mindanao armed conflict

Index Number: ASA 35/003/2009

On 29 July 2009, the 2008-2009 hostilities, which displaced more than 750,000 persons in total and led to numerous human rights abuses, officially ended with an agreement to resume peace negotiations. This report focuses on the situation of internally displaced persons and human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in the context of the armed conflict in Maguindanao province, which was the stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and one of the centres of the armed conflict for most of its duration.

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