Chapter 4: Human Rights Discourse in Post-Marcos Philippines
More than twenty years after the restoration of democracy, the Philippines is facing a repeat of the human rights nightmare experienced under Ferdinand Marcos. The human toll is familiar: extrajudicial killings, disappearances, the intimidation or killing of witnesses and the assassination of lawyers, including a ranking assistant solicitor general and a regional court judge involved in the trial of a corruption-ridden construction contract. What is diff erent is the historical and intellectualmilieu.
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