- Review of Laws and Jurisprudence to Ensure Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
December 16, 1998
|TO||:||The Honorable Secretary of Justice|
|The Solicitor General|
|The Presidential Chief Legal Counsel|
|SUBJECT||:||Review of Laws and Jurisprudence to Ensure Protection and Promotion of Human Rights|
I am transmitting herewith the Memorandum from the President, dated 10 December 1998, directing you to jointly undertake the review of laws and jurisprudence to ensure the protection and promotion of Human Rights, pursuant to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. cdphil
MEMORANDUM FROM THE PRESIDENT
|TO||:||Secretary, Department of Justice (Lead)|
|Presidential Chief Legal Adviser|
|SUBJECT||:||Review of Laws and Jurisprudence To Ensure Protection and Promotion of Human Rights|
|DATE||:||10 December 1998|
Pursuant to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, you are hereby directed to jointly undertake the following activities:
1. Review all laws, decrees and executive issuances deemed repressive and ensure that all rights guaranteed in the Philippine Constitution are upheld, promoted and protected.
2. Review the Jurisprudence so that those judicial decisions and procedures not compatible with the standards of human rights and dignity can be brought to the attention of the Supreme Court, in particular, cases of warrantless arrests, checkpoints, saturation drives, and the circumvention of Habeas Corpus proceedings, among others.
Submit to my Office, through the Executive Secretary, copy furnished the Presidential Management Staff, a status report on your compliance to the above directives not later than 30 December 1998 and every quarter thereafter.
(SGD.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
President of the Republic of the Philippines