[In the news] Know your rights: Ateneo study cites rights violated in ‘Tokhang’ -ABS-CBN news

At least 8 rights guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution have been violated by the enforcement of government policies in its intensified anti-drug campaign, showed a study by the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) released Friday.

In examining the legal framework of “Oplan Tokhang,” government’s controversial knock-and-plead crackdown on drug suspects, AHRC said authorities violate the rights to due process, equal protection of the law, unwarranted searches and warrantless arrest/arrest without cause, the right against self-incrimination, right to counsel, presumption of innocence, information, and health.

It said these rights were being “affected and made vulnerable by the government” in implementing Oplan Tokhang.

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