GOJUST Human Rights Project’s significant milestones
From 2016 to 2019, the Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Human Rights Project navigated through a maze of tests and seeming impasse.
Issues around the rule of law and democratic institutions, freedom of expression, and the right to life defined the moral ecosystem in which the GOJUST Human Rights Project found itself at the start.
This environment was complicated by new tax reforms introduced in 2017 that made poor Filipinos the worse for wear in terms of employment, housing, food, and health. The passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in 2018 steered the Project in a new direction.
The Project strove to respond to all these challenges, staying true to its mission of helping the government pursue inclusive growth and poverty reduction through a strengthened formal justice system.
These are some of the key achievements of the GOJUST Human Rights Project from 2016 to 2019: