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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Vigilance in Time of Misuse of Law

Lawfare: Vigilance in time of misuse of Law Professor Teodore Te was the invited speaker in a webinar on Lawfare titled CLAMPDOWN AMID LOCKDOWN: Human Rights Repression in the Philippines during the Pandemic" held on August 22. In a 15minute talk, Law academic, human rights advocate, and legal practitioner Atty. Te honed in on the opaque nature of governance in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic where law and policy are not clearly explained to the public. Lamenting an overly powerful executive branch, a captured congress, and an inscrutable court that lacks predictability, he spoke of the importance of documentation…

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PH Needs New Law For Joint Explorations

Philippines Needs New Law For PH-CH Joint Gas and Oil Explorations In a recently held online forum dubbed “Tapatan sa Aristocrat”, UP College of Law Associate Dean Jay Batongbacal discussed the issues that may arise from the PH-CH joint gas and oil explorations in the West Philippine Sea, citing that the current policy under the Offshore Oil Exploration Development Act of 1972 is based on the assumption that the partners for oil explorations are corporations that “will always be subjected to Philippine laws, rules, and regulations”. Read full article on https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1112528

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A Second Look at The Anti-Terrorism Bill

A Second Look at The Anti-Terrorism Bill Professor Theodore Te was the Guest Speaker in a webinar held recently by the Makati Chapter of the IBP on the Anti-Terrorism Bill pending in Malacañang.  He presented a critical overview of the bill that has the legal community concerned about the unconstitutionality of certain of its provisions. The present law that governs the subject matter of ATB is the Human Security Act of 2007. Professor Te who teaches Criminal Law at UP, discussed some of the provisions of this law that have been deleted or modified in the ATB passed by both…

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LGBTQI+ Pride Month Free Online Lecture

The University of the Philippines College of Law hosted a free online lecture titled “Finding Fault: Marriage Equality, Judicial Deference, and Falcis”   The University of the Philippines College of Law hosted a free online lecture titled “Finding Fault: Marriage Equality, Judicial Deference, and Falcis” conducted by Professor Dante Gatmaytan on Thursday, 18 June 2020,  as part of the Estelito P. Mendoza Professorial Chair in Law. Professor Gatmaytan’s paper, proposed a framework for Courts in addressing questions of constitutionality—particularly when there is an assertion of discrimination under the due process clause of the Constitution—and in granting Pareto-improving individual rights as…

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E-Notarization Survey Of Lawyers

UP-WILOCI held an e-forum on Notarization In the New Normal inviting experts in the field of law and of technology. UP-WILOCI held an e-forum on Notarization In the New Normal inviting experts in the field of law and of technology to discuss its various aspects.  In a webinar, which also launched the Manila Chapter of Legal Hackers, an open culture community of lawyers, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, among others, that has chapters in 130 cities around the world. Atty. Elvira Duavit a WILOCI member, who is a Professorial Lecturer at the UP College of Law presented the Results Of an E-Notarization…

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