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[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Jul 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Duterte s popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system

Explaining Duterte’s views on Filipino criminality

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment

'Sporadic, sensational' crimes do not justify death penalty – lawmaker

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora argues that making the criminal justice system competent is the proper solution to address criminality

'NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH.' Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora, former prosecutor, argues against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from

Return of death penalty will fix faulty justice system – lawmakers

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Representatives Reynaldo Umali Vicente Veloso and Fredenil Castro are all fighting for the passage of the death penalty bill in the House of Representatives

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Administration lawmakers all delivered speeches in favor of the death penalty as the House began its debate on HB 4727. Photos of Umali and Castro by Rappler, photo of Veloso from his Facebook page

#AnimatED: Death penalty + impunity = kamatayan ng tunay na hustisya

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Ano na ang laban ni Juan kay James Bond Parak na sanay isantabi ang due process ? Anong panlaban natin sa isang sistemang hindi na innocent until proven guilty kundi guilty until otherwise proven?

The moral dilemma of extra judicial killings

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:17 PM

There is no excuse to undermine our already fragile laws and weak constitution

China's criminal conviction near 100% in 2015

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:26 PM

1 232 million were found guilty by Chinese courts in 2015 while 1 039 were declared innocent a government report says

In this file photo, SWAT police stand on patrol in Kunming's Intermediate Court in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province on September 12, 2014. AFP photo

Obama calls for overhaul of US justice system

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Obama sketches out a package of justice reforms aimed at reducing and the prison population

 US President Barack Obama speaks at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 14, 2015. tracie Van Aukn/EPA

Case delay worst barrier to justice in key PH cities

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 2015 Rule of Law Index places civil and criminal justice in the Philippines as the worst aspects of the rule of law in the country

China convicted more than 700 for terrorism, separatism in 2014 – court

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:50 PM

China has vowed to step up punishment of what it calls violent terrorists and is drafting its first ever anti terrorism law

In this file photo, a paramilitary guard stands inside the Beijing No.1 Detention Center in Beijing, China, 25 October 2012. Diego Azubel/EPA