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PHILIPPINES-A LEGAL ATROCITY

PHILIPPINES-A LEGAL ATROCITY
Senator Antorio Trillanes IV, 2012. Wikimedia Commons

The Philippine Daily Inquirer-Sept 27

The decision of Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Elmo Alameda to revive the rebellion case against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV that he himself dismissed, and to issue a warrant of arrest and a hold departure order against the President’s chief critic, is a legal atrocity.  It is fundamentally unfair, because it shifts the burden of proof; it is deeply undemocratic, because the court abandons its duty to serve as a check on power; and it is essentially antijudiciary, because it betrays a clear partisanship.

Read more: https://opinion.inquirer.net/116365/a-legal-atrocity#ixzz5SHlkBkSK

First published in: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

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