In a 23-page petition, the officers and members of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) sought the Supreme Court’s help by filing a petition for writ of amparo and writ habeas data.
A writ of amparo is a remedy available to any person whose right to life, liberty, and security has been violated or under threat. The writ of habeas data, on the other hand, is a remedy available to any person whose right to privacy in life, liberty or security has been violated or under threat by the unlawful gathering of information about the person, his or her family, and home.
Both writs serve as preventive and curative roles to curb extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances.
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