Prof. Tiu selected as National Rapporteur on Corporate Climate Change Litigation

Prof. Tiu selected as National Rapporteur on Corporate Climate Change Litigation The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and its Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics Project selected Assistant Professor Michael T. Tiu, Jr. as the National Rapporteur for the Philippines to analyse and compare best practices to facilitate continuous improvement in the implementation of climate change law. As National Rapporteur, Prof. Tiu will also lead the International Experts Group composed of scientists, policy-makers, practitioners, and judges from the Philippines who will provide input and deliberate on corporate climate change litigation in the country. Congratulations, Prof. Tiu!…

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UP IMLOS Director presents new research at the WILOS Conference

The International Seabed Authority recently selected Asst. Professor Espenilla to present her legal research paper at the first ever 'Women in the Law of the Sea Conference' Assistant Professor Jacqueline Espenilla, the current Director of the UP Law Center’s Institute for Maritime Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UP-IMLOS), was recently chosen by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to present her paper entitled “Coding ocean equity into the BBNJ Treaty: Understanding the role of developing countries in transforming ocean governance” at the ISA’ first ever Women in the Law of the Sea (WILOS) Conference. The event was held at…

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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 at the UN Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

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 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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