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Unformatted text preview: Is the retroactive application of the extradition treaty amounting to an ex post facto law? A: No. In Wright v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.113213, August 15,1994, it was held that the retroactive application of the Treaty of Extradition does not violate the prohibition against ex post facto laws, because the Treaty is neither a piece of criminal legislation nor a criminal procedural statute. It merely provided for the extradition of persons wanted for offenses already committed at the time the treaty was ratified. i. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Q: What are human rights? A: Those liberties, immunities and benefits, which all human beings should be able to claim “as a right of the society in which they live – Louis Henkin Q: How are the international human rights divided? A: The said rights are divided into 3 generations, namely: 1. First generation: civil and political rights 2. Second generation: economic, social and cultural rights 250 3. Third generation: Right to development, right to peace and right to environment Q: How are human rights classified? A: 1. Individual rights 2. Collective rights (right to self‐
determination of people; the permanent sovereignty over natural resources) Q: What are the three main instruments of human rights? A: 1. United Declaration of Human Rights 2. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Q: What are the rights guaranteed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights? A: Right to: 1. Self‐determination 2. Work and accompanying rights 3. Social Security and other Social rights 4. Adequate Standards of living 5. Physical and Mental Health 6. Education 7. Take part in cultural life 8. Enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and applications Q: What are the rights guaranteed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights? A: 1. Right to self‐determination 2. Right to an effective remedy 3. Equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all the civil and political rights 4. Rig...
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