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Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya
(3rd UPDATE) 'Another genocide is unfolding right before our eyes yet we do nothing to stop it,' says Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou
(UPDATED) The judgment is expected on December 19
Meanwhile, detained Senator Leila de Lima welcomes the International Criminal Court's report on the status of the complaint against Duterte over his administration's war on drugs
Political analysts say Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance before The Hague is 'unprecedented and also very unwise'
Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ICC Prosecutor's conclusion that it has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed in the West Philippine Sea by China is in line with the Duterte government's stand
Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to submit new 'facts and evidence' for their case accusing China of crimes against humanity in the South China Sea
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is coming closer to determining whether she will seek authority to open an investigation, a phase where the Court can issue arrest orders
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'
The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'
The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood
Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional
Justice Edgardo delos Santos – the 'habal-habal' justice of Visayas – and Bedan Justice Mario Lopez, both of the Court of Appeals, make it to the High Court
The Court of Appeals junks the appeal of GMA and its CEO Felipe L. Gozon to reverse the ruling that declared 101 media workers as regular employees
'I very much want to join the judiciary in some future time, but I just want to make sure that I'm able to do something more for the DOJ,' says Guevarra
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent repeated health scares have sparked speculation about potential retirement, which would allow conservative US President Donald Trump to nominate a replacement
Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered
'I don’t think any lawyer will close the possibility to be appointed to such a lofty position,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal gets a P13.05 million share from the additional budget
The Court of Appeals denies the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by the family of youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda. Law professor Ted Te says a Marcos-time SC ruling has rendered 'habeas corpus inutile.'
The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo
The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati
The US president's attorneys argue that Trump enjoys immunity both from prosecution and from any acts of investigation
The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas
Three people – a retired doctor, a DJ and an LGBT rights advocate – lodge fresh challenges in the Singapore Supreme Court, aiming to prove the British colonial era law is unconstitutional
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra offers the help of the NBI
Rappler argues that BIR's own witnesses admit this is the first time that a holding company that issued PDRs is being categorized as a 'securities dealer'
'My appeal to the people of India is that our priority is to ensure the verdict strengthens the values of peace, equality and goodwill of our country,' says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
UP alum Justice Marvic Leonen comes to the defense of the Fighting Maroons as Thomasian Chief Justice Peralta says, 'Walang laban ang UP'
'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert
'We have waited for ten years, the 30 days is a short time to wait,' private prosecutor Nena Santos says of the 30-day extension to promulgate the decision
While the judges gave Bosco Ntaganda the maximum sentence allowed by the ICC in terms of the number of years, they say that 'despite their gravity' his crimes do not warrant a full-life prison term
The Court of Appeals refuses to act on the petition of Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso to have his name stricken off President Duterte's narco list
(3rd UPDATE) In September, Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez acquitted a Cordillera health worker, whom the army accused of being a communist rebel
India's Supreme Court says the capital's residents are 'losing precious years' of their lives, adding 'people are dying, this just cannot happen in a civilized country'
'The proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before the court that issued [search warrants], or before the court where the cases are eventually filed,' says the Supreme Court
Bayan Muna calls on the Supreme Court to review if the actions of Quezon City Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert followed proper procedures
The 113-page ponencia lists a barrage of gender-specific laws that may be disturbed by ruling same-sex marriage as legal, and says these may be matters of policy better left to legislation
The judgement brings an end to an eight-month bitter legal battle since the presidential election in February when Muhammadu Buhari, 76, won a second term with 56% of the vote
The First Division makes it clear, however, that the government has not lost the money yet, as it is an issue still pending in a Marcos civil forfeiture case
I want Justice Carpio the way he is – the precise way that has made him the man of the times
Caguioa loses the member-in-charge position, but his dissent is strong: 'What is stopping the majority from applying Rule 65? Why is this Protest being treated as sui generis?'
The former chairman of the Commission on Elections says due process was already observed when the tribunal allowed both comps to participate in the recount of votes through their revisors
The new chief justice wants to apply the principle of 'res ipsa loquitur,' where decisions that appear irregular on its face shall be investigated without the need for a complaint
The Supreme Court upholds the Court of Tax Appeals en banc decision junking the tax assessment issued to businessman Macario Lim Gaw Jr in 2007
'Inaasahan natin na ang ipaglalaban niya, hindi naman iyong personal niyang mga preferences, pero...iyong integrity ng institution,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Ano ang implikasyon ng electoral protest sa papalapit na 2022 elections? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan, justice reporter Lian Buan, election reporter Sofia Tomacruz, at House reporter Mara Cepeda