1 week Anti-torture group files petition at SC vs terror law Manilatimes
ANOTHER petition questioning the constitutionality of Republic Act (RA) 11479, the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020,” has been filed before the Supreme Court. The new petition for certiorari was filed on Friday by the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a network composed of various human rights groups and individuals working on torture prevention. The group argued that many of the main provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Law were contrary to the provisions of the 1987 Constitution and the anti-torture law, particularly those that value the dignity of every human person and guarantee full respect for human rights of all persons, including ... more