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Lawyers urge Supreme Court to hold Badoy accountable
“We call on the Supreme Court to not let this pass and to take immediate, concrete and firm action to protect justice actors and rule of law. The Court must hold accountable those who threaten and malign our judges and lawyers.”
High courts grants plea of missing labor organizers’ kin
The SC also granted a temporary protection order and “prohibited the respondents from going within a radius of one kilometer of the petitioners and their immediate family.”
Veteran journo urges SC to reverse Ombudsman decision acquitting her captors
“It is my fervent prayer and wish that the highest court of this land will give due cognizance of my inviolable right as a Filipino and hold to account all those who have caused me untold trauma up to this day.”
Groups urge SC to act on attacks against rights lawyers and clients
“An urgent and decisive action from the Supreme Court is a matter of life and death for activists and human rights defenders especially now when we are being increasingly targeted in the government’s counterinsurgency and counterterror campaign for our work and causes.”
Lawyers’ group raises alarm against killings, attacks
This translates to an average of seven lawyers killed every year.
Supreme Court condemns killings, threats against lawyers and judges
“At this crucial juncture when the other institutions have defaulted on us, we fervently welcome these bold and unequivocal declarations, initial steps and further plans from our very own refuge.”
SC pressed to protect people’s rights, freedoms
Amid the national outrage and international concern raised over the March 7 “Bloody Sunday” killing of nine activists in the Southern Tagalog region, urgent calls are being addressed to the Supreme Court to do what it can, while it can, to protect the people’s constitutional rights.
Southern Tagalog braces for ‘second wave’ of arrests following Bloody Sunday
“How can [the judiciary] distance themselves [from the police action] if they themselves signed the documents used to make the operations seem legitimate?” – Defend Southern Tagalog
How the Supreme Court decided on key public interest issues
Bulatlat looks back at the decisions of the high court which affect the public the most, and the Filipino people’s fundamental rights and welfare.
SPECIAL REPORT | All eyes on Supreme Court justices as they hear petitioners vs Anti-Terror Law
Now that the schedule has been set, the focus now is on how the members of the high court would come up with a decision on these. Considering the caliber of the lawyers questioning the ATL’s validity, will they simply brush off the arguments to put a finality on the question and allow the president to do as he wills or will they listen to the arguments and seriously put the law into question?