27th Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

  The International Finals of the Stetson International Environmental Moot  Court Competition (“Stetson”), which focuses on important global  environmental challenges, is the most prestigious international  environmental law moot court competition in the world. Since 1996, law  students from universities all over the globe have participated in the Stetson  Moot Court Competition, considering it an invaluable opportunity to meet  and compete with representatives from universities around the world.  In order to qualify for the Stetson International Finals, participants must  compete in their respective regional competitions. Southeast Asian countries,  in particular, are required to participate in the Southeast Asian Regional  Rounds (“SEARR”)…

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UPCL Statement Condemning the Threats to Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar

UP College of Law Faculty Statement Condemning the Threats made by Ms. Badoy Against Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar. We, undersigned Members of the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law, condemn the threats made by Ms. Lorraine Badoy against Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar and the red tagging of Judge Magdoza-Malagar and her husband, UP Cebu Chancellor Leo Malagar. Both Judge Magdoza-Malagar and Chancellor Leo Malagar have been members of the UP Law faculty as lecturers. Ms. Badoy’s statements should not be allowed to remain unaddressed. The threat to kill another is a felony punished under our criminal laws. Red…

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Asst. Prof. Tiu presents report as Legal Consultant in the United Nations (UN) Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines

Asst. Prof. Tiu presents report as Legal Consultant in the United Nations (UN) Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines On 23-26 August 2022, the United Nations Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines (UNJP) held the Capacity-building Workshop of the Commission on Human Rights on the Anti-Terrorism Act was held at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort in Clark, Pampanga. The workshop comprised a series of presentations tackling Republic Act 11479, otherwise known as the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” (ATA), its Implementing Rules and Regulations, Calleja v.…

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UP Law WEP first training series on labor standards

UP Law WEP kicks off first training series on labor standards The Workers and Employees Program (WEP) of the University of the Philippines College of Law/Law Center began its first training series on Workers’ Rights and Benefits Under Labor Standards Laws through a session on wages held virtually on Saturday morning, 10 September 2022. The resource persons were Atty. Queen Therese "Queen" D. Espinas, Attorney III of the Labor Standards Appeals and Review Division, Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Atty. Grace N. Mana-ay-Badilla, Attorney V of the Review, Appeals and Legal Division, DOLE…

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HCCH ASIA Pacific Week Manila 2022 Web Registration

HCCH ASIA Pacific Week Manila 2022 Web Registration The Philippines is the proud host of this year’s Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Asia Pacific Week from 18-20 October 2022 in Manila. The Asia Pacific Week Manila 2022 will center around the theme of “Enabling cross-border cooperation in the region and beyond.” Conference sessions will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about the HCCH and its work, engage with experts from across Asia and the Pacific, and to consider regional experiences. Registration is now open by visiting https://apwmanila2022.law.upd.edu.ph or scanning the QR code below.    

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Judge Pangalangan chairs ILO Commission of Inquiry

Former UP Law Dean and former ICC Judge Raul C. Pangalangan was recently appointed to head a Commission of Inquiry at the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Commission of Inquiry is ILO’s highest-level investigative procedure under its Constitution, and is generally set up when a member State is accused of committing persistent and serious violations and has repeatedly refused to address them. Since the ILO’s founding in 1919, it has created only fourteen such Commissions. In March this year, the ILO Governing Body established a Commission of Inquiry to consider the complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour…

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