Beyond Reforms: Overhauling the Judiciary

Letter to the Editor
20 April, 2018

Like other basic necessities under the current dispensation, justice is escaping the reach of victims of state abuses.

It is not just that access to the courts remains expensively prohibitive. It is more because of the diminution of the tattered integrity of the reactionary justice system to mere tokenism woven to fit the elitist caprices of whoever gets hold of the reins of power.

The current intramural within the halls of the so-called court of last resort demonstrate this fact. The infighting between magistrates of factions of the ruling class reveals the sickening depths of horse-trading and political accommodation that have infected to the core this primary “pillar of justice.” Continue reading

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KARAPATAN WINS CIVIL CASE

HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE                                          04 April 2013

 

Cebu City–A regional trial court here granted the civil suit filed by the human rights alliance KARAPATAN-Central Visayas against a state agent involved in initiating trumped up charge of kidnapping against the group. Continue reading