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(3rd UPDATE) Police say Manila chief inquest prosecutor Jovencio Senados was in his car when he was gunned down in Quirino Avenue in Manila before noon on July 7
'Labag ito sa karapatang nakasaad sa Saligang Batas, kung kaya't dapat ito ibasura ng Korte Suprema,' says Akbayan
Petitioners led by former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo also ask the High Court to compel the government to ramp up contact tracing efforts and release timely, accurate, and complete information on the pandemic
'If we do not want to experience a contraction of our civil liberties we must all work to have the objectionable provisions in the anti-terrorism act invalidated by the Supreme Court or repealed by Congress'
'The overriding issue in the Rappler case is prescription,' says retired supreme court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio, who agrees that cyber libel must prescribe in 1 year, not 12 years
Section 29 of the bill is very clear on the power of the anti-terror council to order arrests and detention lasting up to 24 days
'Nakakatakot,' says former vice president Jejomar Binay of the anti-terror bill as he joins fellow lawyers for a picket in front of the Supreme Court
'The attempt to use the anti-terror bill as a tool for repression rather than for thwarting terrorism is appalling,' says the Ateneo Human Rights Center, which calls for its rejection
'What we really need are lawyers who will choose legal education, and not just if free time will allow it'
'Death, violence and riots can also break out if the pandemic is left unchecked in prisons,' petitioners warn, even as the public health system is overwhelmed
The petitioners use the Enrile doctrine to bail them out as the Philippines deals with the coronavirus crisis
The case of San Roque 21 was a stress test of the electronic judicial system – with notable gaps that had lawyers stepping out of their homes
The American Immigration Lawyers Association says the government has refused to guarantee the safety of their members as well as due process for immigrants
24-hour curfews are outright denials of the right to travel and movement, human rights lawyers say
In Geneva, groups highlight the killings of 48 lawyers in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, as the United Nations Human Rights Council prepares to release a report on the country
Bayani Dalangin was killed in his office in Talavera town, Nueva Ecija, says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Police say lawyer Anselmo Carlos and his driver Marcial Mendoza were killed by 3 motorcycle-riding men in front of the San Vicente Parish Church in Sta Rita, Pampanga
Malaysia-based Lawyers for Liberty alleges Singapore prison officers had been instructed to manually break the necks of prisoners if the rope used to hang them broke during executions
'The road does not end here, as legal remedies for the convicts are still in place. We must keep an eye out.'
The group Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection says these motorcycle taxi firms give no assurance of commuter safety, since they do not have a track record and are not being monitored
Major General Antonio Parlade is booed out of the Quezon City Sports Club
'In the first place communism isn’t outlawed as a belief and membership in the communist party is no longer a crime. So why even bother to listen to such a briefing?' says Law professor and human rights lawyer Ted Te
In its message to Bar candidates, Malacañang meanwhile says, 'Rise to the challenge'
The military files charges against youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda 8 days after holding her in custody without a warrant
Is it time for lawyers in the Philippines to take to the streets, just like what the world saw in Hong Kong?
'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties
In NUPL's latest update, there have been 47 judges, prosecutors and lawyers killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took power in 2016
Is the writ of amparo still an effective remedy in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte?
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says the 'targeted and systematic attacks' against members of the Bar are detrimental not only to the profession, but also to those who turn to them for justice
Human rights lawyers are on a slight disadvantage because the Court of Appeals has already denied their request for a protection order
'There’s no other time,' say Philippine human rights groups attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Solicitor General Jose Calida also tells the Supreme Court that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be impleaded in the writ of amparo
'Papatayin nila ang demokrasya kaya anyone who helps in strengthening democracy...sisirain nila kasi media is one of the pillars of democracy,' says Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas
The longtime Trump admirer who once said he was ready to 'take a bullet' for Trump is awaited at the federal prison in Otisville, New York
In the case of the writ of amparo for human rights lawyers, it's President Rodrigo Duterte himself who must submit a response to the Supreme Court
'My concern is that from the time he was arrested, no one has seen Wang Quanzhang, not even the lawyers that we hired,' his wife Li Wenzu says
Writs of amparo and kalikasan are issued on the same day in favor of human rights groups which sued the Duterte administration in two separate petitions
‘The continuous attacks...show the government’s disregard of the court processes and their resolve to threaten, harass, intimidate and further endanger the life, liberty and security of the petitioners,’ the human rights lawyers tell the SC
(UPDATED) In Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the supposed intel info should be trusted because it came from Duterte
Contrary to typical cultural representations of lawyers, such as those typified by Suits, lawyers are not superhuman. Our research – and that of others – has indicated that this as a dangerous assumption to make.
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers says that since the start of Duterte's presidency, a total of 55 lawyers have been attacked or threatened, 36 of whom were killed
Both the police and the military snub the international delegation of lawyers who managed to secure interviews with prosecutors and judges
In its appeal, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers tells the Supreme Court that its grounds for ruling against Leila de Lima’s 2011 travel ban against Gloria Arroyo should also apply to Duterte's Boracay closure order
Policemen, the foreign lawyers say, are not conducting initial investigations, and prosecutors are left to wait for police reports that do not come
The government will only repeal the mandatory death penalty, which means it will be at a judge's discretion whether to order someone to hang or send them to jail for offenses where a death sentence is currently mandatory
'After not seeing each other for 6 years, we were finally able to talk and video chat,' Jin Bianling, wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, tells AFP
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Human rights groups describe as illegal arrests a police team's apprehension of activists Datu Jomorito Goaynon and Ireneo Edarbe
A spokeswoman of the Russian foreign ministry says 'criminal cases based on unclear claims' against Russians in the United States have become a 'habit' for US justice