12 iulie 2018

Why the Philippines’ New Anti-Terror Law Would Be a Blow to Rights

thediplomat.com

Over the past few weeks, as the Philippine Congress has deliberated amendments to the anti-terror law, critics have expressed concerns that it would trample the people’s civil liberties and further enable a descent into dictatorial rule under President Rodrigo Duterte. Those concerns merit closer examination in terms of both the issue itself as well as the broader political context in the Philippines. The anti-terror law was passed in 2007, amid protests by activists who raised alarm over the [...]