The world has faced different forms of acts of terror from different kinds of group. And due to this, states have come up with different approaches either to halt terrorist activities or to deter them before it happens. From conventions, to resolutions and to domestic legislation, states have engaged in different means in order to combat terrorism. However, these kinds of methods to address terrorism require a standard, a certain balance between stopping terrorism and protecting the rights of the people and also of the terrorists. This also goes for domestic counter terrorism legislations. Therefore, this paper shall look into the international standards for formulating counter terrorism laws and will look into the counter terrorism law of the Philippines if it is in line with international human rights standards.