serves. The Basic Law shall provide for the establishment of the police force for the Bangsamoro, and the structure of policing. The justice system in the Bangsamoro shall be strengthened and made accessible so that disputes are brought to the proper forum and do not become violent conflicts. The Bangsamoro government shall implement the Sajahatra Bangsamoro, socio-economic impact programs aligned with the broad Bangsamoro Development Plan to address imbalances in economic growth and infrastructures among the Bangsamoro communities. The Bangsamoro government shall strive to build a peaceful society free from fear and want, committed to human dignity and human rights. 29 30
11 A Primer on the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and the Bangsamoro Basic Law What are the rights over land ownership of a non-Bangsamoro residing inside the Bangsamoro territory? What shall be done in cases where the Bangsamoro were unjustly dispossessed of their lands? BBL BBL All inhabitants of the Bangsamoro enjoy all the basic rights guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution, the Basic Law and international human rights conventions. No person in the Bangsamoro shall be discriminated against because of age, class, gender, disability, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation. The Basic Law further guarantees that vested property rights shall be recognized and respected. Any person who has a valid title to land he has acquired legally and fairly has nothing to fear. Vested property rights shall be recognized and respected. Legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people arising from any unjust dispossession of their terrritorial and proprietary rights, customary land tenure or their marginalization shall be acknowledged. When restoration of the property is no longer possible, the Central government and the Bangsamoro government shall take effective measures for adequate reparation which shall be beneficial collectively to the Bangsamoro people. How does the Bangsamoro justice system work in the Basic Law? What are the rights of the indigenous peoples in the Bangsamoro? BBL BBL All citizens are guaranteed the basic right to the redress of grievances and due process of the law. In addition to this basic right already enjoyed under the Constitution, the Basic Law further provides for justice institutions in the Bangsamoro. The formal institutionalization and operation of the Shari’ah justice system, the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Shariah courts and competence over the Shariah justice system shall be established in the Bangsamoro. The supremeacy of Shari’ah and its application shall be only to Muslims. When necessary, the Basic law may institute measures to improve the workings of local civil courts. Aggrieved parties residing in the Bangsamoro may have recourse to the local courts, or among Muslims to the Shari’ah district or circuit courts.
- Fall '19