Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Inilabas na ng DOJ ang IRR ng Anti Terror law

Three months after the controversial law took effect, the Department of Justice

(DOJ) has released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act

11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.


Justice USec. Adrian Sugay said the IRR was accessible on the DOJ’s website Friday night in an interview over radio station DZBB.

The IRR will also be published in two newspapers of general circulation, Sugay added.

The bill was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 3, 2020, and took effect on July 18.

 “By means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, banners, or other representations,” the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 try to strengthen the Human Security Act of 2007 and criminalizes incitement of terrorism

It also allows the detention of suspects for up to 24 days without charge and empowers an anti-terrorism council to designate suspects or groups as suspected terrorists who could be subjected to arrests and surveillance.

Since the Cybercrime Prevention Act the law is the most contested because the anti-terror law currently faces 37 petitions filed before the Supreme Court, challenging the law’s constitutionality.

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