Martial Law Revisionism and the Fight for History

Never again. Never forget. Martial Law Revisionism and the Fight for History UP IHR releases photo album of human rights atrocities during martial law. Remembering the 48th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the country by the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the UP Institute of Human Rights published on 21 September 2020 a photo album showing the various human rights atrocities committed during the period. With the theme, "Martial Law Revisionism and the Fight for History," the album displayed photos and stories from the Human Rights Victims' Memorial Claims…

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UPLC’s Paralegal Training Program 19 Virtual Closing Ceremony

PTP19 turned PTPCOVID19 has successfully completed UPLC's Paralegal Training Program In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and after an extended training period of six (6) months  from February 8, 2020 to August 31, 2020  (an extension of almost 4  months from its original closing date of April 25, 2020), and under the “new normal” of conducting the program with a blended learning platform (a combination of face-to-face/ traditional learning platform  and internet-assisted/ online learning platform), the 19th Foundation Course of the Paralegal Training Program (PTP19) has been completed. It is the…

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2020 “After Jessup” International Moot Court Champions

The UP College of Law Jessup Team wins the 2020 ‘After Jessup’ International Moot Court Competition. The team was crowned International Champions after defeating the South African Team in the finals. The virtual tournament was organized by the International Association of Law Schools, in cooperation with the International Law Students Association, to afford the best qualifying Jessup teams around the world an opportunity to compete internationally amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This international competition was participated in by other Jessup national champion teams from different regions of the world. The team…

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#InReClassof2020: UP Law’s first interactive recognition rites

UP College of Law presents the very first interactive recognition rites in its virtual Malcolm Hall #IRRC2020 The University of the Philippines College of Law gave its recent graduates a unique and interactive experience by launching the "Interactive Recognition Rites of the Class of 2020" (In Re: Class of 2020), with the theme “Agiwa’na 2020,” on August 28, 2020 (Friday) at 3:00 p.m. via its official website. Live Zoom socials followed shortly and ended at 7:00pm, with several members of faculty cheering for the recent graduates. During this year’s online…

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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…

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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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