PHILIPPINES DEVELOPMENT FORUM

PHILIPPINES DEVELOPMENT FORUM (PDF) - Basic Terms of Reference for PDF Working Groups

Good Governance and the Rule of Law

Executive Order No. 43
Pursuing our social contract with the filipino people through the reorganization og the cabinet clusters

Mapping of PDF Working Groups/Sub-Working Groups to GOP Cabinet Clusters
(GOP Clusters based on EO 43 dated May 13, 2011)

GOP Clusters and PDF Working Groups/Conveners

 

RULE OF LAW Defined

The rule of law is a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. It requires, as well, measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy of law, equality before the law, accountability to the law, fairness in the application of the law, separation of powers, participation in decision-making, legal certainty, avoidance of arbitrariness and procedural and legal transparency.

A rule of law framework that includes the following:

  • Constitution or its equivalent, as the highest law of the land;
  • A clear and consistent legal framework, and implementation thereof;
  • Strong institutions of justice, governance, security and human rights that are well structured, financed, trained and equipped;
  • Transitional justice processes and mechanisms; and
  • A public and civil society that contributes to strengthening the rule of law and holding public officials and institutions accountable.

 

JOINT DECLARATION OF THE JUSTICE SECTOR AGENCIES IN SUPPORT OF THE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

 

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Minutes of the 1st  PDF Rule of Law Meeting - 27 Apr 2011

Minutes of the 2nd PDF meeting - 14 June 2011

Minutes of the 3rd PDF meeting - 07 September 2011

Minutes of the 4th PDF Rule of Law Meeting - 17 April 2012

Minutes of the 5th PDF meeting - 17 September 2012

Minutes of the 6th PDF meeting - 03 December 2012

Minutes of the 7th PDF meeting - 11 January 2013

Minutes of the 8th PDF Meeting - 19 April 2013