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Petitioners assert ‘mere intent constitutes terrorism’ under Terror Law

Jose Manuel Diokno argued that intent, for as long as it does not cross the line, should not be criminalized. He adds that the provision punishes the exercise of civil and political rights, which, for as long as it is peaceful, should be protected. The post Petitioners assert ‘mere intent constitutes terrorism’ under Terror Law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatFeb 9th, 2021

In last submission to SC, petitioners say with anti-terror law, habeas corpus writ won t be issued

Petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 insisted to the Supreme Court that the contentious law renders the extraordinary remedy writ of habeas corpus suspended for a suspected terrorist held under a section that allows warrantless detention up to 24 days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Citing red-tagging, petitioners want Esperon out of anti-terror debates

Citing National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s red-tagging done before the open court, petitioners against the anti-terrorism law asked the tribunal to cancel the military officer’s appearance in the oral arguments setting set on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Attack on lawyer prompts new plea vs anti-terror law

The petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and their lawyers yesterday filed another plea for the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the law after one of their co-counsels was attacked on March 3......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Good policing, intelligence work enough to fight terrorism – petitioners

“Even if you pass 10 more anti-terror laws, nothing will happen [without good policing and intelligence work].” The post Good policing, intelligence work enough to fight terrorism – petitioners appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

TRO sought anew vs Anti-Terror Law

The 37 petitioners questioning the implementation of Republic Act 11479 reiterated yesterday their appeal to the Supreme Court to issue an injunction, citing supervening incidents that allegedly demonstrated the chilling effects of the Anti-Terrorism Law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Citing relentless red-tagging and arrests, SC urged to temporarily stop anti-terror law implementation

In another show of unity, petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 made another push to urge the Supreme Court to temporarily stop the implementation of the reviled law as debates on their pleas continue to run long......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Anti-terror law petitioner arrested

For the first time, a petitioner against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was arrested at a lumad school in Cebu last Monday, raising fears among petitioners that they are “seriously threatened” and that this has created a “chilling effect.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Justices grill petitioners on defining terror

Two magistrates of the Supreme Court on Tuesday cast doubts on the assertions of the petitioners that the definition of terrorism under Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is vague and thus violative of the people’s constitutional rights, such as freedom of speech and expression......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Petitioners raise longer detention without charges under terror law

On the third oral argument, petitioners against the Philippine terror law raised before the Supreme Court the longer period of detention without charges under Anti-Terrorism Act. The post Petitioners raise longer detention without charges under terror law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

SC gags groups vs. terror law or face contempt

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Tuesday ordered the 37 group of petitioners and their lawyers who are questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to stop discussing the merits of the cases before the media to avoid being cited for contempt of court......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Lawyers opposing terror law to face off with OSG

Lawyers representing 37 petitioners will face off Tuesday with the Office of the Solicitor General on the issue of the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the Supreme Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29

The group asserted that the Anti-Terrorism Act, unless struck down by the high court, will be used to crack down on dissent and limit academic freedom in the country’s colleges and universities. The post Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

With two detained for anti-terror charge, petitioners press SC to stop implementation of law

With two people now detained over the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, activist group Bayan and more than 40 others on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to nullify the law and stop the government from implementing it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

SC asked to hold preliminary conference on anti-terror law pleas remotely

Petitioners represented by the Free Legal Assistance Group urged the Supreme Court to conduct the preliminary conference on the anti-terrorism law case through videoconference, citing COVID-19 risks and the protocol enforced to curb the spread of the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Red-tagged bloc seeks TRO vs. terror law

Another group of petitioners on Friday prodded the Supreme Court to seriously consider its plea for the immediate issuance of a temporary restraining order to prevent the government from implementing Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

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

Lawyers trimmed down for oral arguments on terror law

To trim down the number of lawyers who would represent 37 petitioners in the oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Law, the Supreme Court is requiring the petitioners to assign one lawyer to argue on their behalf for each common issue they raised against the law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Fear of abuse of anti-terror law persists

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court to immediately resolve the issues raised by the 37 petitioners seeking to declare Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 as unconstitutional after the government approved its implementing rules and regulations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Detained Higaonon leader among petitioners vs Anti-Terror Law

One of the petitioners to the Supreme Court to declare the Anti-Terrorism Act is a lumad leader in Bukidnon who is detained and facing trumped-up charges and was previously charged with committing “acts of terrorism” under the Human Security Act......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020