Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation

Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation: What Really Happened During Martial Law On 21 April 2022, the UP Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR) and Democracy Watch Philippines - a citizen-led democratic initiative whose advocacies include combating election-related disinformation, hosted the online forum entitled, “Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation: What Really Happened During Martial Law”. The forum challenged the false narratives being spread on social media about the country’s Martial Law experience under the Marcos Dictatorship. It further underscored the dangers of disinformation & fake news and highlighted the urgent need for everyone to combat it. The event, moderated by UP…

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Anti-Corruption in the Law Enforcement Sector Project

Asst. Prof. Tiu leads Research Team of UP Law students in Anti-Corruption in the Law Enforcement Sector Project On 13 December 2021, Assistant Professor Michael T. Tiu, Jr. presented the report and the findings of the research on anti-corruption gaps, issues, and best practices conducted by a team composed of UP College of Law students Franco Luis G. Lopez and Adrian Gabriel C. Padilla. The Asia Foundation and the Office of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US Embassy in Manila organized the Anti-Corruption in PH Law Enforcement forum webinar in celebration of the International Anti-Corruption Day.…

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UP IHR Director on the Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

UP IHR Director takes part in the Global Event on the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention On October 19, 2021, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in The Netherlands celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention. The global event commemorated the advancement and promotion of the protection of all children across the world since October 19, 1996. In the global forum, distinguished experts among them judges, professors, litigators and child rights advocates discussed the historical significance of the Convention, its present development, and its future aspirations of ratification and accession for the…

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De-platforming Extremist Content by Social Media Platforms

UP LAW SENIOR LECTURER SPEAKS IN PANEL REGARDING DE-PLATFORMING EXTREMIST CONTENT BY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS The third installment of the Atlantic Council’s “After the Insurrection” series, examining how the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol is shaping the response against domestic terrorism threats by white supremacists and anti-government groups, titled “After the Insurrection: De-Platforming Violent Extremists: When, Why, and Why Not?” was held on May 11, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT (May 12, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30am PHT) over Zoom. Among the speakers for this event was Prof. Jenny Jean B. Domino, Associate Legal Adviser for the International…

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UP IHR Director Participates in ILO Workshop

UP IHR Director Participates in ILO Workshop on Extrajudicial Killings of Labor Leaders On March 23, 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted a virtual workshop on the extrajudicial killings of labor rights advocates in the Philippines. Participants from the government, trade unions, and the academe assessed the existing efforts to promote and protect workers’ rights, as well as proposed mechanisms to strengthen these efforts. In particular, the workshop focused on Administrative Order No. 15, which created an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) to investigate extra-legal killings and other civil rights violations committed by State and non-State actors. Among those who spoke…

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UP Law Faculty is Speaker in HCCH Private International Law Webinar

IHR Director, Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan spoke on the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs Hague Conventions Webinar Series on 16-18 September 2020 The  Philippine Judicial Academy and the Office of the Court Administrator of the Philippines Supreme Court, in partnership with the Office of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs held a Webinar on the Hague Child Support Convention (HCCF), September 16 to 18, 2020.  Invited as a speaker was Professor Elizabeth Aguiling Pangalangan, as HCCH Technical Expert and President of the…

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