Syrian rebels threat to Filipino UN peacekeepers a war crime

The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) said today Syrian rebels who have surrounded Filipino soldiers who are part of the UN contingent of peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and threaten to hold them hostage violate the latter’s protected status under international law . “UN peacekeepers have been deployed not to take part in hostilities as […]

Binay is it!

I am not from Makati. I have, however been practicing law from Makati for the past 25 years. Surely, I have had enough experience with the City to conclude that while not claiming to be a saint, unlike many in this administration, Jejomar Binay is still the best leader to steer this country into the […]

Disputing treason because of Itu Aba

It is unfortunate that the discussion of whether recently appointed Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza committed treason in omitting Itu Aba from our statement of Arbitral Claims is taking place with the general public in the dark on what the facts and issues are. This is because under the rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, […]

Roque: Jail those who paid for Northrail

Reference: Professor H. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096 Center for International Law (Centerlaw) welcomes the inquiry by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero into the highly anomalous Northrail Project during the budget deliberations of the Senate. Centerlaw filed a Complaint seeking the annulment of the Contract Agreement between the North Luzon Railways Corporation (Northrail) and the China […]

Rep. Reyes asks SC to disqualify 3 justices from HRET

Reference: Professor H. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096 Marinduque Representative Regina Ongsiako Reyes asked the Supreme Court today to disqualify three justices – Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco, Lucas Bersamin and Diosdado Peralta – from sitting as members of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) where she is facing a string of disqualification cases. In […]

Re-examining freedom of expression

I have been the foremost advocate for freedom of expression, at least in the legal profession. I have always said that this freedom is ever important for it enables us to know the truth. It also enables us to form opinions, which taken collectively, have been proven in fiscalizing governments. For instance, we now know […]

Centerlaw : FFFJ Counsel grossly misunderstands SC Resolution on First In First Out

PRESS STATEMENT Reference: Professor Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096 Centerlaw: FFFJ Counsel Atty. Prima Jesusa Quinsayas is Guilty of Professional Negligence for her Failure to Comprehend the “First-In-First-Out Rule” issued by the Supreme Court in the Ampatuan Case We at the Center for International Law (Centerlaw) express our grave alarm at the failure of certain […]

Atty. Harry Roque to refute allegation of bribery

Request for coverage Reference Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096 Centerlaw Chairperson Harry L. Roque Jr. will hold a press conference to refute allegation of bribery, tomorrow, 7 August 2014, 11 AM at the 2/F Faculty Lounge, Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman.