IILS Conducts Biodiversity and Climate Change Forum

IILS Conducts Biodiversity and Climate Change Forum The 1st Southeast Asian Biodiversity and Climate Change Policy Forum was held on 7 January 2020 at the University of the Philippines College of Law. Organized by the Institute of International Legal Studies in partnership with Parabukas, the Forum examined the role of policy and cooperative action at this critical juncture for the…

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A Question of Academic Freedom in Legal Education

Does LEB encroach on Supreme Court’s power to regulate and supervise the legal profession: a question of academic freedom in legal education: Law class discussion could well be enriched hereon with the recent Supreme Court decision on Oscar Pimentel et al. vs. Salvador Medialdea and the Legal Education Board (LEB). Petitioners in this case questioned the power of the LEB…

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UP LAW IS IN THE FINALS OF THE 2020 SEARR

UP LAW FINISHES IN THE FINALS OF THE 2020 STETSON MOOT SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGIONAL ROUNDS The UP Law Stetson Team finished as finalists at the Southeast Asian Regional Rounds (SEARR) of the 24th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. This is the 8th consecutive year that UP Law has reached the championship rounds in Stetson SEARR. The contingent argued as…

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Global Magnitsky Act: As International Law

Global Magnitsky Act: As International Law Leading human rights advocate and public international law teacher Antonio La Viña elucidates the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which sanctions specific violators of human rights, globally. It bans them from entry into the USA along with freezing of their assets. In his column “Eagle Eyes” in the Manila Standard of 30 December…

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Justice 101

“Not the end but rather the start of another stage in the judicial process” “The long wait is almost over for the families of 58 people killed [in the now infamous Maguindanao massacre] on November 23, 2009,” as media reports it. Not so, offers human rioghts advocate and former Supreme Court spokesperson, Professor Theodore Te. Interviewed on ANC’s program Headstart,…

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The Price of Silence : A Legal Lesson

The Price of Silence : A Legal Lesson Law Professor Jay Batongbacal counseled on the implications of staying silent in international intercourse. He explained that in the face of continuing provocations carried out in Scarborough Shoal by China, lack of action or protest on the part of the Philippines implies that “. . . every time China asserts jurisdiction and…

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