Ibarra M. Gutierrez III is an Assistant Professor at the UP College of Law. He teaches courses on Human Rights, Criminal Law, Local Governments, Public Officers and Election Law, and Property Law.
Concurrent with his appointment as a member of the full-time faculty, he has also held the position of Director of the Institute of Human Rights at the UP Law Center since 2001. He is the youngest ever to be appointed to the position.
Professor Gutierrez holds Bachelors Degrees in Economics (cum laude) and Law from the University of the Philippines. In 2004, he obtained his LLM in Public Service Law, specializing in International Law and Economic and Social Rights, from New York University, where he studied under a joint scholarship grant from the Fulbright Foundation and the NYU Global Public Service Law Project. While at NYU, he interned with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., focusing on issues involving Economic and Social Rights. Upon graduation, he was granted a Fellowship by the Global Public Service Law Project to pursue housing rights advocacy and litigation here in the Philippines. In 2004, he was granted an appointment as a Visiting Fellow of the Asian Law Institute at the National University of Singapore.
He has likewise acted as a technical consultant and adviser on numerous initiatives undertaken by government agencies and legislative offices, principally in relation to human rights concerns.
Professor Gutierrez has written numerous articles for various publications on a diverse array of topics ranging from extrajudicial killings, discrimination in the justice system, housing rights, the Philippine party-list system, the right to public assembly, tax reform, water and human rights, and capital punishment.