About Hustisya Natin
HustisyaNatin seeks to enhance the integrity of the justice system, through increased accountability and transparency, and improved performance of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.
The project, Empowered Civil Society Participation in Monitoring Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies Towards Enhanced Integrity of the Justice System or Hustisya Natin, envisions to enhance the integrity of the justice system through increased accountability and transparency, and improved performance of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.
It supports the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court’s reform agenda, specifically, the pillar on institutionalizing integrity and restoring public credibility.
We train nongovernment and people’s organizations to conduct regular oversight as well as media practitioners on reporting on the courts.
We monitor appointments to the lower courts and administrative bodies as well as special cases, and promote public access by building a database on Supreme Court justices’ judicial philosophy via a Judicial web channel and Philippine Judicial Portal.
Policy Reform & Advocacy
We analyze funding for the judiciary and produce policy studies and information, education and communication materials on related advocacies.
Who We Are
The Organizations Behind #HustisyaNatin
Where We Work
We engage various groups especially regional or local nongovernment and people’s organizations (NGOs) that address issues of vulnerable sectors. We work with human rights defenders, the media and academe.
The Project benefits lawyers, lawyers’ groups, legal NGOs, and litigants, as well as justices, judges, quasi-judicial adjudicators, prosecutors, public attorneys, and their staff.
It benefits litigants in general, especially members of vulnerable groups, who demand the improved services of courts and quasi-judicial bodies to address their justice issues.
Hustisya Natin ultimately benefits the general public that demands the improved integrity and performance of the justice system.
News & Updates
A criminal case for falsification of private document, filed by a fish cage owner against leaders of a fishing community in Botolan, Zambales was dismissed by the municipal trial court as a harassment case. In a decision issued on October 11, 2016, the...read more
A WEAK judiciary system only strengthens and further the occurrence of extra judicial killings in the country, said Dean Jose Manuel Diokno of the College of Law of De La Salle University. During the media training on Monitoring the Judiciary at the University...read more
CRITICAL. The public should monitor how the Judicial and Bar Council will choose the nominees for Supreme Court justices in the next few years. Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – It is going to be a critical period for the Judicial and Bar Council...read more