Date of Publication
Human Rights Law
College of Law
Glenda T. Litong
Defense Panel Chair
Richard P. Torreja
Defense Panel Member
Pura F. Calleja
Victoria V. Loanzon
The Philippines, under the .1987 Constitution, recognizes the right of a person not to e deprived of life, liberty or property without due ·process of law. But the Philippines is ow besieged with the problem of internally displaced persons driven to forced evacuation n evacuation centers. With the government's denial of their leaving the evacuation enters, these internally displaced people are now being deprived of their life, liberty and property without due process of law in direct contravention of their rights recognized by he government as enshrined in the Constitution.
As a contemporary form of arbitrary deprivation of liberty, forced evacuation may very well be considered arbitrary detention which is considered a crime or offense already punished under Philippine laws.
It is, therefore, imperative to find out whether the forced evacuation of internally displaced persons may be considered arbitrary detention from which one can find remedy under existing Philippine laws.
Internally displaced persons—Legal status, laws, etc. —Philippines; Evacuation of civilians—Philippines; Detention of persons—Philippines
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Tamondong, S. B. (2015). Evacuation centers: Contemporary form of arbitrary deprivation of liberty. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/6370