Exploring opportunities of participation In the administration of justice: Special focus on reported cases of persons deprived of liberty without having been charged or arraigned at the Manila City Jail
Date of Publication
Master of Business Administration
Criminal Procedure | Law | Rule of Law
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Maria Concepcion Noche
Defense Panel Chair
Defense Panel Member
Andres San Mateo
The Philippines as a democratic country upholds the rule of law and guarantees the freedoms of its people, without discrimination as to religion, gender, race, politics or wealth.14 Its judicial systems and recent judicial reforms are made models by many countries,15 its independent Supreme Court does “not shrink from the responsibility --nay, the duty --to set aside all obstacles to the fortification of every citizen’s constitutionally enshrined rights.
Yet, even given these Constitutional guarantees of speedy trial and due process and the judicial procedures in place to ensure these are effected, we hear reports of how our city and municipal jails are populated with detainees and prisoners languishing in jail without having been officially charged and arraigned or whose stay already exceed the maximum penalties for their offenses. And the poorer among us seemed to be the worst affected and afflicted.
So the question is – what may a citizen or groups of concerned citizens do to better participate in this quest for due process and justice, particularly for persons already deprived of liberty without having been accordingly charged or arraigned in court?
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
136 leaves, 28 cm.
Justice, Administration of—Philippines; Prisoners—Legal status, laws, etc.—Philippines; Criminal procedure—Philippines
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Fabian, J. T. (2010). Exploring opportunities of participation In the administration of justice: Special focus on reported cases of persons deprived of liberty without having been charged or arraigned at the Manila City Jail. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/6087