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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
An Analysis of Supreme Court decisions on Rape and Sexual Assault: Assessing their compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) mandate to eliminate Gender Discrimination and promote Gender Equality
This research by Amparita Sta. Maria, LLB, LLM (Director, Urduja Women's Desk, Ateneo Human Rights Center) is produced for the Hustisya Natin project with the support of the European Union. LINK TO RESEARCH: An Analysis of Supreme Court decisions on Rape and...read more
The Hustisya Natin project together with its local area coordinators around the Philippines did a series of trainings, from April to June 2017, on how to monitor the performance of the court...read more
One major component of the Hustisya Natin project is the Expanded Supreme Courts Appointments Watch (SCAW). This component aims to enable civil society organizations to to contribute to the appointments process for justices and trial court judges in their respective...read more