Demise of Fundamental Freedoms

On Public Apathy, Weaponization of the Law, and the Demise of Fundamental Freedoms An Opinion piece in the Rappler on 7 May, rings alarm-bells concerning the new “norms” evolving in governance. Commenting on the shut-down of ABS-CBN, Professor John Molo who teaches Constitutional Law at UP, takes us through the process that enabled such a move – from the acquiescence…

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Building a Resilient Judicial System

Authors: Jay L. Batongbacal, JJ Disini, Michelle Esquivias, Dante Gatmaytan, Oliver Xavier A. Reyes, and Theodore Te (20 minutes reading time, 6,487 words) In this paper, professors of the UP College of Law recommend an implementation framework for temporary alternative court procedures to facilitate the prompt resumption of court proceedings despite the health risks posed by the COVID-19 emergency. This is…

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Reflections on the Bayanihan Act or Republic Act No. 11469

Reflections on the Bayanihan Act or Republic Act No. 11469 (“the Act”) with Matrix of Presidential Powers Under Existing Laws to Meet Emergencies, Including the Covid-19 Crisis (5 minutes reading time, 1,249 words) The article summarizes the discussion among UP College of Law professors belonging to the Constitutional Law Cluster on Republic Act No. 11469 or Bayanihan Act. It also…

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Gender Law and Policy Program Opinion Receives Affirmation

Gender Law and Policy Program Opinion Receives Affirmation In a first for the fledgling Gender Law and Policy Program of the UP College of Law, the Insurance Commission affirmed GLPP’s position that LGBTQ members may designate beneficiaries of their choice in their insurance plan. Earlier Professor Leo Battad, program director of the Gender Law and Policy Program had sought the…

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Primal Liberty vs Rule of Law

Primal Liberty vs Rule of Law: lawfare in times of democratic backsliding At a Forum on Lawfare: weaponizing the law against democratic dissent, leading civil liberties advocate Dr. Pacifico Agabin, former Dean of the UP College of Law, put in context the terms “lawfare”, “weaponizing the law” and the “rule of law”. Associating the former two with democratic backsliding, he…

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ICC Judge Raul C. Pangalangan Holds a Lecture at UP BGC
ICC Judge Raul C. Pangalangan

ICC Judge Raul C. Pangalangan Holds a Lecture at UP BGC

Judge Raul C. Pangalangan lectured on “Comparative Perspectives in International Criminal Justice” UP College of Law Professor and International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Raul C. Pangalangan lectured on “Comparative Perspectives in International Criminal Justice” in the forum organized by the Philippine Society of International Law (PSIL), in cooperation with the UP Law Center Institute of Human Rights (IHR) and Institute…

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