Monday, June 21, 2010

RA 9745 Update: Drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Anti-Torture Law Begins

After the passage of Republic Act 9745, the law penalizing acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, last November of 2009, the next step for the Philippine government is to draft the law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The IRR will serve as the guidelines for the effective implementation of the law.

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are tasked by the law to facilitate the drafting and formulation of the IRR.
Civil society organizations under the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) drafted its own proposed IRR that was submitted to CHRP for consideration.

CHRP and DOJ will be holding a series of consultations nationwide for the drafting of the IRR starting July 1, 2010 in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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