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 […]
Motion For Reconsideration in IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARGES OF PLAGIARISM, ETC., AGAINST ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARIANO C. DEL CASTILLO (A.M. NO. 10-7-17- SC)
attached please find a copy of the motion for reconsideration which we filed this afternoon in the Supreme Court involving the plagiarism case of Justice Mariano Del Castillo. The blotted portions refer to confidential mattes taken up during the ethics committee hearing. http://www.mediafire.com/?x4952qljaf4mz65
Dr. Christian Tams Calls on the Supreme Court to Withdraw its Show Cause Order to the UP Faculty of Law
Dr. Christian Tams, a professor of international law at the University of Glasgow and one of the three scholars whose work was plagiarized by Supreme Court Justice Mariano del Castillo, has written the following commentary at the European Journal of International Law. Here is the link: Philippine Supreme Court Silencing Dissent? Philippine Supreme Court Silencing […]
ATENEO, alma mater of Justice Del Castillo and his legal researcher, rebukes SC’s definition of plagiarism
Treatment of Plagiarism Cases in the Loyola Schools in Light of the Recent Supreme Court Decision date posted: 2010-11-05 08:33:12 4 November 2010 MEMO TO: The Loyola Schools Community FROM: John Paul C. Vergara Vice President for the Loyola Schools SUBJECT: Treatment of Plagiarism Cases in the Loyola Schools in Light of the Recent Supreme […]
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 […]
The Philippine Star finally took a stand on the issue! EDITORIAL – An honest mistake? | The Philippine Star News Opinion.
The normally pleasant and peaceful atmosphere of Malcolm Hall in University of the Philippines in Diliman was recently hit by a legal tsunami. The early signs of the impending tsunami became apparent when in support of the Philippine comfort women’s quest for justice, 37 of my colleagues signed a public statement entitled “Restoring Integrity”. Confirming […]
BusinessWorld Online Edition: Grave portents for justice.
One of my former students who is now pursuing further studies in the US made an independent review of the ponencia of SC Justice Mariano del Castillo in the “Ang Ladlad” case and listed the following instances of plagiarism: Ladlad ponencia by J. del Castillo Original source Freedom of expression constitutes one of the essential […]
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 […]
SC in a tight spot – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Dean Abad is correct: Why do we accept that Justices allow their young researchers write their decisions?
US constitutionalist: SC risking reputation in punishing UP law professors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
US constitutionalist: SC risking reputation in punishing UP law professors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.
An Open Appeal to International Legal Scholars by Professor Diane A. Desierto, University of the Philippines College of Law
Dear friends and fellow legal scholars, I apologize for this long note, but I thought I should set the record straight on the maelstrom of ongoing institutional persecution against the UP Law Faculty, where I serve as a faculty member. Several hours ago, a majority at the Philippine Supreme Court issued an unprecedented contempt order […]
The Supreme Court last week promulgated a decision that Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno described in her dissent as one that would create “unimaginable problems for the academia” on how they would hence discipline students and researchers for plagiarism. Justice Sereno was particularly concerned with the majority’s decisions that plagiarism requires intent, which according to her, […]
A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC – IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARGES OF PLAGIARISM, ETC., AGAINST ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARIANO C. DEL CASTILLO Promulgated: October 15, 2010 x – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]
A STATEMENT BY THE FACULTY OF THE UP COLLEGE OF LAW An extraordinary act of injustice has again been committed against the brave Filipinas who had suffered abuse during a time of war. After they courageously came out with their very personal stories of abuse and suffering as “comfort women”, waited for almost two decades […]