Wednesday, February 6, 2013

On the indefinite TRO on the Anti-Cybercrime Law: Stay vigilant and remain critical

As the Supreme Court indefinitely suspends the Anti-Cybercrime Law, the public must remain vigilant and critical about the dangers of the law, the manner it was approved, and on the overall, the stubborn position demonstrated by the Aquino administration in crafting it.

As human rights lawyers, members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) maintain that there is a need to remain firm, steadfast, and even-tempered in our victory today in order to guard against any further breaches and violations of the people's right to freedom of speech and expression.

NUPL is counsel for petitioners for certiorari and prohibition, with application for a TRO, against the Anti-Cybercrime Law or RA 10175 in G.R. No. 203407