Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Lobby for the passage of the Anti-Torture (Law) bills
Since the 11th Congress (1998-2001), anti-torture bills have been filed in Congress but it seems that it has never been included in the legislative priority of the administration because up to the 13th Congress (2004-2007), deliberations on this never went beyond the committee level. In the current 14th Congress (2007-2010), House Bill No. 5709 has been approved on third reading by the House of Representatives but in the Senate, the counterpart anti-torture bill, Senate Bill No. 1978, is still awaiting the endorsement of the members of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.