Tags: National Union of People’s Lawyers

Lawyers refute claims of QC police against colleague

“Clearly, there was no criminal act was and has been committed by Perez and Colabres for the police to ‘arrest’ them in the first place.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Lawyers group denounced what they called a “malicious imputation of a crime and web of lies” against their colleague who merely performs…

Why is Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 worse than Martial Law?

Forty-four leaders of various organizations appealed to the high court to declare the law unconstitutional, for it “insidiously encroaches upon fundamental and constitutional rights, such arbitrary deprivation of the right to life, liberty and property and the non-observance of the right to due process and to presumption of innocence.”

‘Terror law is a bad law’ — petitioners

“The law serves as the trigger for a hand that has long been poised to shoot. Verily, the prosecution and escalated persecution of activists, dissenters, and even ordinary citizens who dare harbor opinions contrary to the government line are not questions of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’ It becomes a question now of how large a scale…

Speedy decision on plea for release of sick, elderly, pregnant prisoners urged

  “Some detention centers have clinics but have no doctors. There are only two to three doctors for the thousands of PDLs [persons deprived of liberty] in the whole capital.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – While human rights lawyers and relatives of political prisoners welcomed the recent Supreme Court’s (SC) circular ordering…

Groups submit 1st wave of human rights reports to UN

“…the human rights situation in the Philippines has reached unprecedented scale and scope since President Duterte was inaugurated into office in June 2016.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Groups under the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) has submitted its first wave of reports on the human…