FLAG renews call for SC to protect lawyers, halt anti-terrorism law enforcement

“The [SC] has the legal as well as moral mandate and authority to protect its own officers... If the Court will not protect its own, no one will,” FLAG said......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 8th, 2021

Over 60 organizations call on Marcos to protect, respect rights defenders

The group is calling on the government to rescind the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act and adopt the Human Rights Defenders Protection Bill. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

SC wraps up anti-terrorism debates: No halt order, but with order for petitioner to explain tweets

The Supreme Court on Monday wrapped up the oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 without issuing a temporary restraining order on the law facing 37 petitions, but with an order to explain to a petitioner to explain his tweets commenting on the proceedings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Philippine journalists: Anti-terrorism law will reduce country to unquestioning individuals

As the Supreme Court continues its debates on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Philippine journalists join the call to strike down the law for its chilling effect on media practice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 suspends anti-terror law debates but not flag ceremony for retiring Peralta

The COVID-19 threat has again suspended oral arguments on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act, but the Supreme Court on Monday pushed through with its flag ceremony for retiring Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

After attack on petitioners counsel, SC again asked: Stop implementation of anti-terrorism law

“The issuance of a TRO on the enforcement of the ATA pending the final adjudication of the 37 petitions could help address the worsening situation,” counsels on Anti-Terrorism law pleas said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Citing heightened red-tagging, Makabayan bloc calls on SC to halt anti-terror law implementation

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc told the Surpeme Court: "Petitioners are now being targeted under the patently unconstitutional Anti-Terrorism Act so they need injunctive relief now.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

DOJ official: Law enforcers to train on anti-terrorism law to avoid different interpretation

Justice Undersecretary Adrian Sugay, spokesperson of the Anti-Terrorism Council, said that he believes that law enforcement agents must undergo a seminar on the provisions of the law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

DOJ finishes draft IRR of Anti-Terror Law

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has finished drafting the implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “The DOJ has come up with first draft and that draft will be submitted to ATC (Anti-Terrorism Council) for their consideration,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said during an interview over ANC. The secretary noted that under Republic Act 11479, the Anti-Terrorism Law, the DOJ and the ATC were given 90 days since the law took effect in July to come out with the IRR. “Kung wala masyado changes (If no more changes will be made), we are hoping to finalize and promulgate the IRR before the end of the 90 day period,” he said. The secretary noted that in drafting the IRR the DOJ has “received inputs from the law enforcement agencies.” “We have factored their inputs doon sa draft na ginawa ng DOJ (in the DOJ’s draft IRR),” he said. Guevarra also pointed out the drafting of the IRR was carefully being made considering that there are over 30 petitions which have been filed before the Supreme Court (SC) questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Law. “We are trying also to address kung ano sinasabi nila na kulang o malabo in the law (We are trying to address the complaints of the petitioners concerning what the law lacked and the unclear provisions),” he said. “Those that can be remedied through the IRR, then we will do so,” he assured. “That is why we are tyring to be very careful about this para ma address namin lahat (so that we can address everything),” Guevarra added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

Supreme Court urged: Issue halt order vs anti-terrorism law now

A group of petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, through the Free Legal Assistance Group, urged the Supreme Court to immediately issue a halt order to stop the implementation of the much-feared law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

27th petition filed vs Anti-Terror Law

Sangguniang Kabataan officials from various parts of the country yesterday joined the call for the Supreme Court to declare null and void the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 or ATA......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Ex-VP Binay, Saguisag, other lawyers ask high court to junk ‘terror law’

“The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 fails miserably to protect and preserve the guarantees of human rights and civil liberties enshrined in the Constitution and therefore must be struck down.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Former Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Sen. Rene Saguisag and other members of Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties… The post Ex-VP Binay, Saguisag, other lawyers ask high court to junk ‘terror law’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Barcenas: Petitions vs Anti-Terror Law have ‘high’ chances in SC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran Cebuano lawyer and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG-7) Chairperson Democrito Barcenas said the chances remain high for the petitions filed before the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 to prosper. This is despite that the majority of the 15-member tribunal are appointees of President Rodrigo Duterte, […] The post Barcenas: Petitions vs Anti-Terror Law have ‘high’ chances in SC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Protesters call for better COVID-19 response, end to tyranny at ‘SONAgkaisa protest

Groups from the sectors of health, labor, education, transport and youth participated in the protest action dubbed as “SONAgkaisa” to voice their criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the denial of a legislative franchise for media giant ABS-CBN and the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which is feared to infringe on people’s fundamental rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

SolGen defends legality of anti-terror law enforcement

SOLICITOR General Joe Calida on Thursday defended the legality of implementing the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) even without the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). “Under Section 58 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), the Act shall take effect ‘fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of general […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

Greta Thunberg, climate activists join call to 'JunkTerrorLaw

“The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 undermines constitutionally protected rights to political expression and dissent by equating activism with terrorist activities that are defined under the law.” The post Greta Thunberg, climate activists join call to #JunkTerrorLaw appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Gordon renews call for Doble Plaka on motorcycles despite lack of plates

Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday renewed his call for the immediate enforcement of the controversial Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

SC orders government: Answer legal challenges vs anti-terrorism law

The four petitions, filed by lawmakers and law experts, also asked for the issuance of a temporary halt order against the implementation of the law which would take effect, according to the Malacañang, on July 18......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Lawmakers join academe in assailing anti-terrorism law before SC

“It was crafted in imprecise and vague language so much so that there is no certitude as to what acts the law actually prescribes, thus leaving citizens perplexed on what to avoid doing, even as its vagueness is conducive to conflicting interpretations and arbitrary enforcement.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

UN rapporteurs flag anti-terrorism bill for chilling effect on humanitarian assistance

The UN experts stressed that compliance with human rights treaties “are complementary and mutually reinforcing goals for effective counter-terrorism measures.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Ateneo, La Salle leaders renew call to junk anti-terror bill

The heads of some of the biggest Catholic educational institutions in the country issued another joint statement Friday, reiterating their strong opposition to the proposed anti-terrorism legislation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020