Terror law IRR under review — DOJ chief
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra is now reviewing the draft of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the hugely-controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.
“I already got the first draft of the IRR. I’m going to review and examine the first draft, and make the necessary changes or edits.”
“Then we are going to submit this initial draft of the IRR to the anti-terrorism council immediately for their consideration,” 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.