Oct 16, 2020 @ 17:09

IRR of new anti-terror law registered with ONAR already – Guevarra

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday disclosed that the implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has already been registered online with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR) of the UP Law Center.

“The IRR has been registered online with the ONAR today (Friday). A copy of the IRR will be posted in the DOJ (Department of Justice) website later today, and in newspapers tomorrow (Saturday),” Guevarra said.

President Duterte signed a stricter anti-terrorism bill, condemned by critics and rights groups as a weapon to target opponents and stifle free speech.

Duterte has defended the law, saying law-abiding citizens should not fear as it targets terrorists including communist insurgents.

The highly contested provisions of the law are the following:

• section 4 – definition of Terrorism;
• section 5 – the threat to commit terrorism;
• section 6 – planning, training, preparing and facilitating the commission of terrorism;
• section 9 – inciting to commit terrorism;
• section 10 – recruitment to and membership in a terrorist organization;
• section 11 – foreign terrorist;
• section 12 – providing material support to terrorists.
• section 25 – designation of terrorist individual, groups of persons, organizations or associations;
• section 26 – proscription of terrorist organizations, associations or group of persons;
• section 27 – preliminary order of proscription
• section 29 – detention without judicial warrant of arrest. #

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