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Rape and probable cause against Del Castillo

Voting 38-10, with no abstentions, the House of Representatives Committee on Justice determined the existence of probable cause for betrayal of public trust against Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo. This is the latest in the saga of the Malaya Lolas, victims of mass rape during World War II, who have been fighting for […]

VINUYA, the Comfort Women Petition: A CLASS PROJECT

It was my first year of full time  teaching at UP Law when Dean Raul Pangalangan and I decided that we should teach a separate elective on International Humanitarian Law. This was a result of a series of training programs that the UP Law Center co-sponsored with the International Committee of the Red Cross on […]

Further Mistakes of MS Word or more Plagiarism from Justice Del Castillo?

In the earlier case of Ang Ladlad, (GR No. 190582, April 8, 2010) Justice Del Castillo appeared to have committed plagiarism as well. Our study is only preliminary but the exigencies of the situation have compelled us to make this public. In the Ang Ladlad decision allowed a gay rights group to run in the […]


Holding the UP Law Faculty in Contempt Would Be a Grave Mistake Holding the UP Law Faculty in Contempt Would Be a Grave Mistake by Evan Criddle And Evan Fox-Decent [Opinio Juris is delighted to post these remarks by Professors Evan Fox-Decent (McGill) and Evan Criddle (Syracuse) on the fallout from the allegations that their […]

Supplemental Motion Alleging Plagiarism in the Supreme Court

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT En Banc, Manila ISABELITA VINUYA, et al., Petitioners, G.R. NO. 162230 CERTIORARI with an Application for a Writ of Preliminary Mandatory Injunction -versus- THE HONORABLE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, et al., Respondents. X——————————————X SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION Petitioners, by counsel, and unto this Honorable Court, respectfully submit their supplemental Motion for […]