UPCL Statement Condemning the Threats to Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar

UP College of Law Faculty Statement Condemning the Threats made by Ms. Badoy Against Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar. We, undersigned Members of the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law, condemn the threats made by Ms. Lorraine Badoy against Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar and the red tagging of Judge Magdoza-Malagar and her husband, UP Cebu Chancellor Leo Malagar. Both Judge Magdoza-Malagar and Chancellor Leo Malagar have been members of the UP Law faculty as lecturers. Ms. Badoy’s statements should not be allowed to remain unaddressed. The threat to kill another is a felony punished under our criminal laws. Red…

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Asst. Prof. Tiu presents report as Legal Consultant in the United Nations (UN) Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines

Asst. Prof. Tiu presents report as Legal Consultant in the United Nations (UN) Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines On 23-26 August 2022, the United Nations Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines (UNJP) held the Capacity-building Workshop of the Commission on Human Rights on the Anti-Terrorism Act was held at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort in Clark, Pampanga. The workshop comprised a series of presentations tackling Republic Act 11479, otherwise known as the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” (ATA), its Implementing Rules and Regulations, Calleja v.…

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Judge Pangalangan chairs ILO Commission of Inquiry

Former UP Law Dean and former ICC Judge Raul C. Pangalangan was recently appointed to head a Commission of Inquiry at the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Commission of Inquiry is ILO’s highest-level investigative procedure under its Constitution, and is generally set up when a member State is accused of committing persistent and serious violations and has repeatedly refused to address them. Since the ILO’s founding in 1919, it has created only fourteen such Commissions. In March this year, the ILO Governing Body established a Commission of Inquiry to consider the complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour…

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Atty. Ice Baguilat lectures in UP IHR forum on Indigenous Peoples in the Academia

Atty. Ice Baguilat lectures in UP IHR forum on Indigenous Peoples in the Academia In celebration of the National Day of Indigenous Peoples and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the UP IHR organized a forum entitled “Indigenous Peoples and Learning Spaces in the Academe” on 9 August 2022. The event which was held at the Bocobo Hall and simultaneously presented via Zoom and Facebook Live was opened by UP IHR Director Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan. In her welcome address, Professor Aguiling-Pangalangan pointed out that the role of academia in advancing IP rights is undeveloped. She highlighted the importance of…

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Asst. Prof. Tiu serves as resource person on Business and Human Rights

Asst. Prof. Tiu serves as resource person on Business and Human Rights As part of the Commission on Human Rights Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Center’s training of stakeholders on business and human rights, Assistant Professor Michael T. Tiu, Jr. served as resource person and delivered a presentation on the role of the State in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) Framework. Prof. Tiu discussed the state’s duty to protect human rights as one of the three pillars of the UNGP, and elaborated on the foundational and operational principles that stress the State’s duties…

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Geneva-based NGO taps UP IHR Director Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan as Expert

Geneva-based NGO taps UP IHR Director Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan as Expert UP IHR Director Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan’s contribution on the rights of children to have an identity earned  recognition from Child Identity Protection (CHIP), a Geneva-based International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO). Professor Aguiling-Pangalangan’s work was cited by CHIP in its 2022 signature publication entitled “Preserving ‘family relations’: an essential feature of the child's right to identity”. The said publication argues for the recognition of the right of the child to identity as a stand-alone right. It frames identity rights as the right to be registered at birth, have proof of one’s registration, have…

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