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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Legal Lesson in the Misuse Of Law

Lawfare - misuse of the law to go after perceived political enemies In a extensive interview Professor Antonio La Viña presented a thoughtful reflection on what needs to be done in the face of the number of cases using lawfare to go after critics of the government, be they in business, activists, opposition politicians, religious people, or perceived dissenters in…

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A Question of Academic Freedom in Legal Education

Does LEB encroach on Supreme Court’s power to regulate and supervise the legal profession: a question of academic freedom in legal education: Law class discussion could well be enriched hereon with the recent Supreme Court decision on Oscar Pimentel et al. vs. Salvador Medialdea and the Legal Education Board (LEB). Petitioners in this case questioned the power of the LEB…

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Global Magnitsky Act: As International Law

Global Magnitsky Act: As International Law Leading human rights advocate and public international law teacher Antonio La Viña elucidates the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which sanctions specific violators of human rights, globally. It bans them from entry into the USA along with freezing of their assets. In his column “Eagle Eyes” in the Manila Standard of 30 December…

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