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[HIGHLIGHTS] Lawfare: Weaponizing the law vs democratic dissent

Feb 23, 2020 - 1:14 PM

Legal experts, civil society organizations, and sectoral groups gather in an international forum to talk about 'lawfare'

LAWFARE. Lawyers, students, civil society groups, and supporters gather in a forum tackling the implications of the misuse of lawfare and how to stand up against weaponizing the law to harass, persecute and eliminate political adversaries. Photo courtesy of International Lawfare Forum

Sereno slams silent Duterte critics as enablers

Feb 22, 2020 - 8:17 PM

'By refusing to tax him on his sworn duty to promote justice, these sectors abet the continued desecration and demolition of institutions of justice and accountability,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

ABETTING? Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the "sectors" who refuse to publicly call out President Rodrigo Duterte are "abetting" the desecration of justice. Photo from Lawfare Forum

Media and lawfare: Journalists 'woke up to a storm' under Duterte administration

Feb 22, 2020 - 6:14 PM

'2020 should be the time for action, and should be a time for reflection that leads to very concrete steps,' says Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria

MEDIA AND LAWFARE. (L-R) John Nery, Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria, photojournalist Raffy Lerma, and CEGP's Ryan Martinez at the breakout session on media and lawfare on February 21, 2020. Photo from TomasinoWeb Twitter page

‘Guns, drug lists, trolls…but Duterte's biggest weapon is the law’

Feb 21, 2020 - 7:43 PM

At a forum on lawfare at De La Salle University, former UP law dean Pacifico Agabin says the law 'is always double-bladed, it can be used for good and it can be used for evil'

WEAPONIZING THE LAW. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Philippine Air Force Change of Command ecremony at the Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 16, 2020. Malacañang photo

[LIVE] Int’l Forum on Lawfare: Weaponizing the Law vs Democratic Dissent

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:01 PM

Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21