Dean Merlin M. Magallona’s “The Philippines in the International Law of the Sea” released under the UP Law Complex Publications

Dean Merlin M. Magallona has recently released his new book “The Philippines in the International Law of the Sea,” a compilation of analyzing the state of Philippine territory under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Dean Magallona is a distinguished figure in the field of Public International Law. He is currently a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands, and the chairman of the Department of International Law and Human Rights.

The description of the book provides:

“The UNCLOS was ratified under martial law conditions, by a legislative process defined by authoritarian governance, which precluded a free press and restricted public expression.

The impact of the UNCLOS on the Philippine territorial situation has never been examined objectively and remains a central strategic problem that has become more forbidding, considering the Supreme Court's application of UNCLOS to Philippine territory. But judicial approval should make a critical review even more challenging.”

“The Philippines in the International Law of the Sea” is the first book in the Faculty Scholarship Series, and is available at the UP Law Complex Bookroom.