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UN rights chief raises anti-terror bill s chilling effect on humanitarian work

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the controversial anti-terrorism bill citing a possible “chilling effect” on humanitarian work in the country......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

UNHRC chief to Du30: Don t sign terror bill

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to refrain from signing the anti-terror bill, citing what she called its potential "chilling effect" on humanitarian and human rights work......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

UN human rights chief urges Duterte not to sign anti-terrorism act

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on President Rodrigo Duterte not to sign the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act 2020, citing its “chilling effects” on human rights and humanitarian work that has been under siege under his administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

UN expert raises concerns over ‘broad, overreaching’ anti-terror bill

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN special rapporteur on human rights while countering terrorism, said the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 goes “far beyond the ambit of international law and seeks to criminalize behavior and action which is in fact protected by international law.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Rights group slams rubber stamp House for swift passage of Anti-Terror Bill

Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned lawmakers that they must first answer questions on the people’s freedoms under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill, but her warning came in late......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another progressive group has joined the call against the passage of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, which now awaits President Duterte’s signature, calling the proposed law “patently unconstitutional and repressive of the participation rights of children.” While the ATB, which was passed in the Senate and the Lower House, is aimed at […] The post CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill

"The advancement of broad, vague and overly abrasive definition and legislation relating to terrorism can have the opposite of the intended effect which is that by silencing voices, by cracking down on civil society, by weakening the due process and protections offered by the criminal justice system that doesn’t strengthen the States by rather weakening the due process protections offered by the criminal justice system -- that doesn’t strengthen the States but rather weakens it in the long run.” The post UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North

“With the fast-tracking of the bill, graver human rights violations among IPs and farmers are expected, especially for groups who are known for their valiant opposition of destructive projects like Chico River dams back in the ‘70s. For so long, Cordillera has been treated as a resource base for investments and we have been politically… The post Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Terror bill under review; Duterte says Reds top threat

Even as President Duterte has yet to sign the new anti-terrorism bill pending the advise of his legal team which will check on possible constitutional infirmities of the measure, the Chief Executive identified communist rebels as the “number one threat” to the country today, amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

TFBM chief supports clamor for approval of Anti-Terror Bill

QUEZON CITY - Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Eduardo Del Rosario has thrown his full support to the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill into law - citing how terrorists have been dragging.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Opposition lawmakers won’t give anti-terror bill benefit of doubt

An independent opposition lawmaker refuted calls by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for critics to give the Congress-approved anti-terrorism bill the benefit of the doubt, reiterating fears that its enactment into law would open the floodgates to more human rights abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Nograles seeks to refine anti-terror bill

Puwesa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles on Sunday said that civil rights provisions in the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 would be further expounded in the implementing rules and regulations to assure the public that the measure would not be used and abused to suppress the people’s civil liberty......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

AMLC chief confident Philippines to avoid sanctions from dirty money laundering

The Philippines is likely to avoid sanctions from global watchdog Financial Action Task Force with the passage of the anti-terror bill, the Anti-Money Laundering Council said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Karapatan urges DOJ to reject Anti-Terror Bill

Human Rights group Karapatan urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to recommend the veto of the Anti-Terrorism Bill which it is set to review before the president decides on the bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

784 governors, mayors endorse anti-terror bill approval

A total of 784 local chief executives have expressed support for the anti-terror bill, Malacañang announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Rights group asks DOJ to recommend veto of anti-terror bill

In a letter addressed to DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the controversial anti-terrorism bill “can potentially further constrict the democratic and civic spaces in the Philippines and can have immense impact on the rights and civil liberties of human rights defenders and citizens.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Anti-terror bill veto feared to work vs. PH

Failure to pass the anti-terror bill into law will result in the “gray-listing” of the Philippines and put at risk the government’s ambitious goal of attaining an “A” credit rating, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) warned over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Anti-terror bill endorsed for signing amid rallies

The Anti-Terror Bill of 2020 will pass the constitutional test once it is brought to the Supreme Court, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

How to secure your Facebook account

Now that Duterte is railroading the draconian anti-terror bill, human rights defenders, activists, and dissenters should be more digitally safe and secured. The post How to secure your Facebook account appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

The greatest terror

The Anti-Terror Law is a done deal. The bill was submitted to President Duterte yesterday (June 9). The President doesn’t even need to sign it to make it a law. He needs only to wait 30 days and the bill lapses into law, says his spokesman Harry Roque, a human rights lawyer in his other life......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Palace unfazed by withdrawals from terror bill

Malacañang was unfazed by the decision of some lawmakers to withdraw support for the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act, which some sectors fear would be used by the government to silence its critics and violate human rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020