Statutory Rights of the Accused in the Philippines; The important Key Points

Statutory Rights are the enactment of rights provided by the State or Government. An accused in a criminal proceeding has an entitled right to defend himself in the court.


Miranda Rights is a constitutional privilege and must be performed during an arrest. The accused has the right to remain silent and can request a legal counsel on his behalf. Anything he says can be used against him. If he cannot provide an attorney he will be given one.

Republic Act No. 9262 summary

o March 08, 2004 o AN ACT DEFINING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN, PROVIDING FOR PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR VICTIMS, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES o Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004" o PURPOSE It is hereby declared that the State values the dignity of women and children and guarantees... Continue Reading →

Republic Act No. 7610 summary

o AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STRONGER DETERRENCE AND SPECIAL PROTECTION AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES o Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act." o June 17, 1992 o Definition: - Child abuse" refers to the maltreatment, whether habitual or not, of the child which includes any of... Continue Reading →


o THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE o Scope: It shall apply to persons below twenty-one years of age except those emancipated in accordance with law. "Child" or "minor" or "youth" as used in this Code, shall refer to such persons. o Rights of the Child. - All children shall be entitled to the rights... Continue Reading →

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10368 Summary

 "Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013″.  An act providing for reparation and recognition of victims of human rights violations during the marcos regime  Definition of Terms: (a) Detention refers to the act of taking a person into custody against his will by persons acting in an official capacity and/or... Continue Reading →


1. Part 3: Human rights Mechanisms a. Convntional b. Extracovnentional Function: 1. to monitor the implementation of international human rights 2. Deal with human rights complaints and violations >Individual complaints:State-to-State complaints:(allows IC and state to state ) 1. the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;(ICCPR) 2.the Convention on the Elimination... Continue Reading →


G.R. No. L-45987 May 5, 1939 THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES vs. CAYAT, MORAN, J.: FACTS: Prosecuted for violation of Act No. 1639 (secs. 2 and 3), the accused, Cayat, a native of Baguio, Benguet, Mountain Province, was sentenced by the justice of the peace court of Baguio to pay a fine of five pesos... Continue Reading →

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