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SC Justices question Anti-terror Council's authority to detain suspects for 24 days Marlon Ramos.

By: Ramos, Marlon [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Makati : Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2021Subject(s): Supreme Court of the Philippines | The Anti-terrorism Act of 2020 | TerrorismOnline resources: View the Article Abstract: MANILA, Philippines — Several magistrates of the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the authority of the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) to extend to up to 24 days the warrantless detention of suspected terrorists, with Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez reiterating that the Constitution unequivocally set a 72-hour limit on custody without a judicial order. Hearing the arguments of the Office of the Solicitor General in defense of the contentious law, the magistrates pounced on several provisions of Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, particularly Section 29, which allows a longer detention period for alleged terrorists in the absence of a court-issued warrant. Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1427374/sc-justices-question-antiterror-councils-authority-to-detain-suspects-for-24-days#ixzz6uWYxaREh Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
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MANILA, Philippines — Several magistrates of the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the authority of the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) to extend to up to 24 days the warrantless detention of suspected terrorists, with Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez reiterating that the Constitution unequivocally set a 72-hour limit on custody without a judicial order.

Hearing the arguments of the Office of the Solicitor General in defense of the contentious law, the magistrates pounced on several provisions of Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, particularly Section 29, which allows a longer detention period for alleged terrorists in the absence of a court-issued warrant.



Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1427374/sc-justices-question-antiterror-councils-authority-to-detain-suspects-for-24-days#ixzz6uWYxaREh
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