UP IHR co-hosts the 2022 World Press Freedom Day forum

Cyberattacks, Fake News, and Disinformation in Southeast Asia's Elections: The Ailment, The Antidote On the occasion of the 2022 World Press Freedom Day, the UP Law Center Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR), the Advocates for Freedom of Expression Coalition-Southeast Asia (AFEC-SEA), and the Center for International Law-Philippines (CenterLaw) hosted a virtual forum entitled “Cyberattacks, Fake News, and Disinformation in Southeast Asia's Elections: The Ailment, The Antidote” on 3 May 2022 via Zoom and Facebook Live. The delegates and attendees were welcomed by UP IHR Director Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan, AFEC-SEA Chairperson Atty. Gilbert T. Andres, and CenterLaw President Atty. Joel…

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Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation

Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation: What Really Happened During Martial Law On 21 April 2022, the UP Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR) and Democracy Watch Philippines - a citizen-led democratic initiative whose advocacies include combating election-related disinformation, hosted the online forum entitled, “Curbing the Pandemic of Disinformation: What Really Happened During Martial Law”. The forum challenged the false narratives being spread on social media about the country’s Martial Law experience under the Marcos Dictatorship. It further underscored the dangers of disinformation & fake news and highlighted the urgent need for everyone to combat it. The event, moderated by UP…

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WEP Holds 4th Online Roundtable Discussion

UP Law Workers And Employees Program (WEP) Holds 4th Online Roundtable Discussion With Various Labor Groups The Workers and Employees Program (WEP) of the University of the Philippines College of Law/Law Center conducted its 4th Online Round Table Discussion (RTD) last April 2, 2022. This is the second in a series of RTDs that tackle the consolidated pandemic-related issues faced by workers and employees, which could also affect them in case of any other disease outbreak in the future. The first in the series was the WEP’s 3rd RTD, held last February 12, 2022, which discussed the original WEP proposal…

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Symposium on Rules for Tomorrow’s Lawyers

Call for Presentations: Symposium on “Rules for Tomorrow’s Lawyers” The U.P. Law Center Institute for the Administration of Justice invites legal scholars and practitioners to submit presentations for “Rules for Tomorrow’s Lawyers”, a symposium which seeks to inspire discussion on making the Code of Professional Responsibility more adaptable for the future. Proposals for short presentations (15 to 30 minutes) are welcome from March 30 – May 31, 2022. Please submit your proposals through our online form: uplaw.ph/cprforum. The symposium will prioritize proposals for reforms responsive to trends in technology, internationalization, and economic developments. Accepted presentations may further develop their ideas…

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UP GLPP Partners with LEB, Delivers Gender Sensitivity Training to Law Students Nationwide

UP Gender Law and Policy Program Partners with Legal Education Board, Delivers Gender Sensitivity Training to Law Students Nationwide To be able to provide its gender sensitivity training program to law students across the country, the Gender Law and Policy Program (GLPP) of the University of the Philippines College of Law sought the partnership and cooperation of the Legal Education Board (LEB) as the supervisory and regulatory agency of Philippine legal education. The webinar titled “Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity” centers around gender 101, gender-fair language, gender advocacy, and anti-sexual harassment in work and educational/training institutions.…

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