UP LAW FACULTY
UP LAW FACULTY
University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1987)
University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Law (1991)
Dalhousie University, Masters in Marine Management (1997)
Dalhousie University, Doctor of Juridical Science (2010)
Professor Batongbacal is the Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea. He teaches courses on Property, Obligations & Contracts, and Law of the Sea and Natural Resources.
Professor Batongbacal obtained his LL.B. (1991) from UP College of Law and Masters degree in Marine Management (1997) and Doctorate in the Science of Law (2010) from Dalhousie University in Canada. His graduate degrees were acquired under scholarship grants from the Canadian International Development Agency and the prestigious Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, respectively.
Taking advantage of his graduate training in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies, his career spans a diverse field of marine policy research. These have included marine territorial and jurisdictional issues, international maritime boundary negotiations, high seas fisheries, seafaring, shipping, marine environmental protection, coastal resource management, maritime security, and archipelagic studies. His doctoral research examined the relationship between ocean energy development and its effects on adjacent coastal communities from the viewpoint of ecological social justice, combining research techniques and methodologies from the social and applied sciences.
Professor Batongbacal was a member of the technical team that prepared and defended the Philippines’ claim to a continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Benham Rise Region, made in a Submission filed with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) pursuant to the provisions of Article 76 of the Law of the Sea Convention. The CLCS recognized Philippine jurisdiction over the Benham Rise Region in April 2012.
Editor, BAJO DE MASINLOC (SCARBOROUGH SHOAL): MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTS (2014).
Author, Environmental Degradation: The Dumping of Pollution as a Transnational Crime, in ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW at 297-311 (Neil Boister & Robert Currie eds., 2015).
Author, Extended Continental Shelf in the South China Sea: Delimitation Prospects and Challenges, in POWER, LAW, AND MARITIME ORDER IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (Tran Truong Thuy & Le Thuy Trang eds., 2015).
Author, The Philippine National Marine Policy, in ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK ON NATIONAL AND REGIONAL OCEAN POLICY at 416-44 (Biliana Cicin-Sain, David VanderZwaag, & Miriam Balgos eds., 2015).
Author, EDCA and the West Philippine Sea (2014), http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/77823-edca-west-philippine-sea-america.
Author, The 2012 Scarborough Shoal Stand-off: A Philippine Perspective, 10 Chinese Studies J. at 60-131 (2013).
Co-Author, The West Philippine Sea: Philippine territorial and maritime jurisdiction disputes from a Filipino perspective (2013), available at http://philippinesintheworld.org/?q=node/2281.
Author, Batas, Katarungan, at Kalikasan: Isang Kritikal na Pagmuni sa Ekolohiya at Lipunan, 7 Social Science Diliman No. 1 at 82-98 (2010).
Author, The Law of the Sea, Marine Technology, and Global Social Justice, in THE FUTURE OF OCEAN REGIME BUILDING: ESSAYS IN TRIBUTE TO DOUGLAS M. JOHNSTON at 105-31 (Aldo Chircop, Ted McDorman, & Susan Rolston eds., 2009).
Author, Baselines and the Future of the Philippines. Philippine Maritime Territories and Jurisdictions Part I: Why the Law of the Sea is So Critical for the Philippines, Asia Pac. Pol’y Bulletin No. 1 (2008)
Author, Baselines and the Future of the Philippines. Philippine Maritime Territories and Jurisdictions Part II: The Kalayaan Islands and the JSMU: Exploring the Legal Issues, Asia Pac. Pol’y Bulletin No. 2 (2008).
Author, Baselines and the Future of the Philippines. Philippine Maritime Territories and Jurisdictions Part III: Baselines and the Future of the Philippines, Asia Pac. Pol’y Bulletin No. 3 (2008).
Author, EIA as the Start of a Social Bargaining Process: The Malampaya Deepwater Gas to Power Project, in GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES, 71-81 (Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel & Prue Taylor eds., 2008).
Author, Public Engagement and Local Benefit Sharing in the Northwind Bangui Bay Project, Philippines, in GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES, 83-91 (Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel & Prue Taylor eds., 2008).
Author, Delineation and Delimitation of Sub-national Maritime Boundaries: Insights from the Philippines, 20 Ocean Yearbook 1 at 41-77 (2006).
Clinical Legal Education
Law of the Sea
Obligations and Contracts
Public International Law
Supervised Legal Research