[From the web] The high court should not abdicate its duty to protect freedom of expression. By Harry Roque
The high court should not abdicate its duty to protect freedom of expression
by Harry Roque
February 18, 2014
“The high court should not abdicate its duty to protect freedom of expression. No less than the U.N. Human Rights Committee has already declared that Philippine Criminal Libel Law is contrary to Freedom of Expression. The Court’s decision failing to declare libel as unconstitutional is therefore contrary to Human Rights Law.
“Centerlaw and our client, Alexander Adonis, welcome the other provisions of the Act such as the Take Down clause and the decision to strike down the real time gathering of information. This is indeed a major victory for privacy and the right of the people to be secure in their communication.
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