USE OF FIGHTER JETS AGAINST FILIPINOS IN SABAH IS ILLEGAL

Ref: Prof H. Harr L. Roque, Director, Institute of International Legal Studies University of the Philippines Law Center     The use of modern fighter jets and air strikes against the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu is illegal. Under human rights law, the use of force in police operations should be absolutely necessary and […]

MALAYSIA SHOULD RESPECT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN SABAH

Ref:  Prof. H. Harry L. Roque Jr.  is President,of  Media Defense Southeast Asia Malaysia should respect freedom of the press in the standoff in Sabah. This is to avoid misinformation of the type that happened ago two days ago. When shooting erupted in Sabah, Philippine authorities said that there were only 2 casualties, while the […]

The Philippine Claim to Sabah

According to news reports, 10 Filipinos have died in Sabah. I am uploading this Statement of then Congressman Jovito R. Salonga to answer all our questions regarding the Sabah claim.

UP LAW MOOT TEAM DEFENDS CROWN: DEFEATS ADEMU

The University of the Philippines College of Law Jessup moot team defeated Ateneo de Manila Law School and eight other law schools in this year’s Philippines national round of the Philip Jessup Moot court competition. The UP Law team is the defending champion in the competition, having finished as a semi-finalist in last year’s International […]

Text of our Memorandum Against the Cybercrimes Prevention Act

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT MANILA     ALEXANDER ADONIS, VERAFILES INCORPORATED, represented by its President, ELLEN TORDESILLAS, MA. GISELA ORDENES-CASCOLAN, H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR., ROMEL R. BAGARES, AND GILBERT T. ANDRES, Petitioners,   -versus- G.R. No. 203378 For: Certiorari and Prohibition, with Prayer for a Preliminary Prohibitory Injunction and/ or Temporary Restraining […]

China’s snub: lost opportunity to prove its claim to the West Philippine Sea

Only two hours ago,   the Chinese Foreign Ministry through Ambassador Ma informed Filipino diplomats  that they were rejecting the notice to arbitrate and the statement of claims which the Philippines furnished the Chinese delegation in Manila to arbitrate the legality of the Chinese nine-dash lines under the compulsory and mandatory dispute settlement procedure of the […]

China Snubs Arbitration

A piece of news from xinhua weibo (facebook) an hour ago. Hong Lei spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of  China said that Ambassador  Ma met  Philippine diplomats   today. He informed the Filipino diplomats tChina is not acceptable to the note and notice about arbitrition from the Philippine side and therefore returned it. […]

China advised not to snub arbitration

Opinio Juris First Signs that China Is Taking the Philippines Arbitration Seriously? Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:35 PM PST by Julian Ku As far as I can tell, the Chinese government continues to pretend as if the Philippines’ Law of the Sea arbitration claim doesn’t exist. Articles like this one suggest the Philippines government continues […]

STATE IMMUNITY AND TUBBATAHA

A motion for issuance of writ of execution was filed yesterday with the Supreme Court in the case of Salonga et. al. versus Executive Secretary. Recall that former Senate President Jovito Salonga attempted to declare the Visiting Forces Agreement unconstitutional in connection with the then criminal prosecution of US Serviceman Lance Corporal Daniel Smith who […]