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Developments in Philippine Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Philippine constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Dante Gatmaytan, College of Law, University of the Philippines I. Calm before the Storm It was, for a very long time,

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Ignoring Constitutional Checks for Emergency Rule

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law On May 23, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of martial law in the Mindanao group of islands.[1] The decision came after gunfire broke between the Philippine military and a radical Muslim rebel group called the Maute group. The conflict erupted after a failed

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Published on June 9, 2017
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Do All Democracies Need Party Dissolution Mechanisms?

—Brian Christopher Jones, Liverpool Hope University Although it may appear harsh or severe, the ability of many democracies to dissolve political parties based on the (supposedly) “unconstitutional” or “anti-democratic” nature of their existence is an inherent constitutional feature of many states. Democracy, it appears, must at times protect itself from threat or collapse. Perhaps the most

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Published on June 8, 2016
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