September 11, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged the Philippines Congress to enact a draft law that would create an autonomous Muslim region in the south of the country. The law is to serve an important role in the peace talks between the government and Muslim rebels, which are meant to end a ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday unanimously approved Republic Act 10354 expanding public access to family planning and reproductive health services. The bill, which was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Benigno Aquino over a year ago, requires government ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Lara Wharton, Emory University School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the human rights abuses in the Philippines...On February 25, 2013, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III signed the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act into law. The act addresses the ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed legislation to compensate the victims of human rights abuses committed 27 years ago under the regime of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 will allocate 10 billion pesos (USD ...[read more]
December 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
Philippine House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales III announced on Friday that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had quietly signed into law on the 21st of December a bill which will make contraception, birth control, sexual education, and maternal care universally available to all ...[read more]
December 23, 2012
by Peter Snyder
Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday signed legislation that criminalizes enforced disappearances. According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 criminalizes the "arrest, detention, abduction or any other form ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 29, 2011, China passed anti-terrorism legislation, amending the definition of "acts of terror" and the establishment of procedures for its security forces in responding to such situations. The law, proposed before the Standing Committee of China National People's Congress (NPC), was ...[read more]
September 16, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday signed a cybercrimes law to prevent various electronic offenses including forgery, fraud, identity theft and child pornography. The new crimes are grouped into two sections: Internet Crimes and Commercial Crimes. "Among the punishable acts under ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 16, 2011, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III urged lawmakers to remove provisions from an anti-terror law that deterred authorities from implementing the law. The law, the Human Security Act, was signed into law in March 2007 and authorizes wiretapping and seizures without ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz and Associates argues that the impeachment of the Philippine Supreme Court Justice offers possibilities to create new appointment procedures...In the aftermath of the May 29 impeachment verdict against Renato Corona, the position of the chief justice of the ...[read more]

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