Philippine judiciary

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: If justice favors the state

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[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: If justice favors the state
Listen to this episode as we unpack how the justice system, for all its good intentions of due process for all, has fueled the culture against impunity

It’s a justice system harsh on enemies, but in favor of the state, said human rights lawyers Algamar Latiph and Neri Colmenares, both part of the Supreme Court petitions against the feared anti-terror law.

Latiph said that he has never had an experience where erring law enforcement agents that they sue get convicted, or even charged at the very least. It’s been a constant source of frustration, especially for Moros like them who have been perpetual victims of discrimination and mistaken identity.

The justice system is “inhospitable” to the battle against impunity, said Colmenares.

Now, President Rodrigo Duterte wants a law that will give free legal assistance to law enforcement agents who will be sued. It’s still part of due process, but for whom?

Listen to this episode as we unpack how the justice system, for all its good intentions of due process for all, has fueled the culture against impunity.

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