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NEW ERA UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF LAW
HUMAN RIGHTS
SYLLABUS

References:

1987 Constitution
Cases
Special laws
Human Rights Law, Human Rights Culture
By Rene Sarmiento

I. Human Rights attributes and State


Responsibility

 1987 Constitution, Article II, Secs. 2, 14, 16, 18


and 22
 1987 Const. Art. III (Bill of Rights)
 1987 Const. Art. XIII
 1987 Const. Art. XIV, Secs. 5, 17
 Cases

a. People v. Andre Marti GR 81561 January


18, 1991
b. Velasquez –Rodriguez vs Honduras, Inter-
American Court of Human rights, July 29,
1988 Series C, No. (1988)
c. Nicaragua v United States of America,
International Court of Justice, June 27, 1986
d. Oposa v Factoran GR 101063, July 30, 1993
e. The Writ of Kalikasan, A.M. No. 09-6-8-SC
Rule 7
f. In re Yamashita, 327 U.S. 1 (1946)
g. Kuroda v Jalandoni , GR No. L- 2662,
March 26, 1949
II. Jurisprudence- Application, Enforcement
and Monitoring

a) Mejoff v. Director of Prisons, L-4254 (26


September 1951)
b) Government of Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region v. Olalia, GR No. 153675
(19 April 2007)
c) Enrile v. Sandiganbayan, GR No. 213847 (18
Aug 2015)
d) PHAP v. Secretary of Health, GR No. 173034 (9
October 2007)
e) Simon, Jr. v. CHR, GR No. 100150 (5 Jan 1994)
f) Oposa v. Factoran, GR No. 101083 (30 July
1993)
g) Carino v. CHR, GR No. 96681 (2 Dec 1991) --
on the powers of the CHR
h) Export Processing Zone Authority v. CHR, GR
No. 101476 (14 April 1992), see particularly,
Justice Padilla's dissenting opinion
i) Province of North Cotabato v. Republic, GR No.
183591 (14 Oct 2008)
j) Ang Tibay Case
k) People v Cayat, GR No. L- 45987, May 5, 1935
l) Beltran v Secretary of Health, GR 133640,
133661 and 139147, Nov 25, 2005
m) Marcos v. Manglapus, GR 88211, Sept 15,
1989 and Oct 27, 1989
n) Malcampo-Sin v. Sin, GR 1`37590 March 26,
2001
o) American Bible Society v City of Manila, GR
No. L-9637, April 30, 1957.
p) Tolentino v. Secretary of Finance, GR No.
115455, October 30, 1995
q) People v Doriquez, GR No. L-24444-45, July
29, 1968
r) Romualdez Marcos v Comelec, GR 119976
Sept 18, 1995
s) Aquino v. Comelec, GR 120265, Sept 18,
1995
t) Sanchez v People, GR 179090, June 5, 2009
u) Araneta v. People, GR 174205, June 27,
2008
v) The Philippines is a state party to all (except for
one, Convention on the Protection against
Enforced Disappearance) core human rights
treaties

III. Rights of Special Groups

a. Children
b. Women
c. Migrant workers
d. Disabled (senior, pwd)
e. Criminals

CAVEAT!!!
Instructions:

Fill up this syllabus and bring every


meeting. Hard copy is required. Filled up
syllabus will be submitted on the day of
final exam as your project.

Cases are to be digested as follows:

Ultimate facts
Related Issue (to human rights)
Responsive Ruling (to the issue)