There is mounting evidence the Anti-Terrorism Act or Republic Act No. 11479 is being weaponized against rights defenders. CSOs call for its review and repeal.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) said that the state of the country’s civil and political rights (CPR) and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) has worsened in the last six years of the outgoing administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The incoming Marcos administration should make the Duterte administration accountable for its grave human rights abuses including […]
“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know that we are seeds”—As Duterte’s term comes to a close, demand accountabilityAugust 31, 2021
As the current administration’s term comes to a close, we members of civil society urge every citizen, advocate, group and organization believing in human rights to join and support the call to stop the killings, demand accountability and justice, and retake the freedoms that we have lost.
Antonio “Cano” Arellano a member of an organization under the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), an affiliate of Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) was killed early morning of February 2, 2021, the same day that the Anti Terror Law (ATL) held its oral arguments in the Supreme Court.
Development workers, environmental defenders alike, join the broad civil society in a picket protest on February 2, 2021 – the day of the oral arguments against the ATA 2020 – urging the Supreme Court to junk the oppressive law.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) reiterates its call to scrap the Anti-Terrorism Law (ATL) of 2020 (Republic Act 11479) including its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) because they violate the people’s right to development.