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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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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