ICC: At long last

After eleven years of lobbying, the Philippine Senate yesterday gave its concurrence to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. This will finally pave the way for the country to be the 117th state party to the International Criminal Court. Ironically, Commission on Human Rights chairman Loretta Ann Rosales rightfully observed that 117 is […]

IHL: The Project

The Philippine Red Cross has designated the month of August as International Humanitarian Law Month. This is a an opportunity to write about recent developments in the law applicable in times of armed conflict. Last year, the United States Supreme Court took a million steps backward when it rendered its opinion in the case of […]

MOA-AD Part 2?

Let me be very clear. There is no substitute to peace. Mindanao has been the theater of war since the Spaniards came to our shores. It is time for the people of Mindanao to finally live in an area rid of conflict and in peace. So what is the latest proposal engineered to bring peace […]

Summit on KIG

Summit on Kalayaan islands The Institute of International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center held last Monday and Tuesday a National Summit on the Kalayaan Group of Islands and the West Philippine Sea. The summit sought to define the national interest in the disputed islands, as well as to produce a […]