This book on extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances is very timely in light of the
pressing need to intensify efforts to pursue cases and hold accountable not only those who committed human rights violations during the nine-year rule of then President Gloria Arroyo, but also those who continue to commit these crimes under the new Aquino administration.

THE WRIT OF AMPARO: A Comparative Review

Whether or not these legal procedures will help alleviate the human rights condition in the country remains to be seen. Much depend not merely on the provisions of the “amparo rule” that the Supreme Court has promulgated, but on the judicial will to implement these rules in the face of a recalcitrant executive department.

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