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Unformatted text preview: ting and in the presence of counsel. Note: It was enacted on 10 November 2009 specifically to curb and punish torture (physical and mental) and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment inflicted by a person in authority or agent of a person in authority upon another person in his/her custody. (Anti‐Torture Act Of 2009) Q. What are the salient features of this act? A. 1. An impartial investigation by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 99 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 2. 3.
6. 7. and other concerned government agencies. Investigation of the torture completed within a maximum period 60 working days Sufficient government protection Be given sufficient protection in the manner by which he/she testifies and presents evidence in any forum to avoid further trauma Claim for compensation under Republic Act No. 7309 Be informed of his/her right to demand physical examination by an independent and competent doctor of his/her own choice. To immediate access to proper and adequate medical treatment Note: If he/she cannot afford the services of his/her own doctor, he/she will be provided by the State with a competent and independent doctor to conduct the physical examination. If the person arrested is female, she will be attended to preferably by a female doctor. (Anti‐Torture Act of 2009 , RA 9745) q. RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED Q: What are the rights of the accused? A: Right to: 1. Due process 2. Be presumed innocent 3. Be heard by himself and counsel 4. Be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him 5. A speedy, impartial and public trial 6. Meet the witnesses face to face 7. Have compulsory process to secure the attendance of witnesses and production of ev...
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