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About the ICL Blog

The ICL Blog is the official blog of the UP Institute of International Legal Studies on International Criminal Law issues. The blog is a platform for Filipino legal scholars and lawyers to comment on or discuss developments in international law, particularly those relating to international criminal law matters of relevance to the Philippines. It is also a venue for commentaries and the expression of diverse views of and approaches by ICL scholars all over the world. 

The ICL Blog brings together voices from the academe, governments, and private practice to engage in an exposition of ideas on developments in the field and to ensure constant Philippine engagement on ICL issues.

Webinar facilitated by UP IILS International Criminal Law Program 
in cooperation with the Justice George Malcolm Foundation, Inc. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Meet the ICL Team

The ICL Blog Team is composed of members of the International Criminal Law Program of the UP Institute of International Legal Studies (IP IILS). It is composed of Research Assistants [insert your names] who do substantive research work and commentary on burning ICL issues. It is headed by Prof. The Team and the Program is led by its Head, Prof. Michael T. Tiu, Jr. The Program is advised by UP IILS Director Prod. Rommel J. Casis.


Michael T. TIU, Jr.
Assistant Professor

Michael T. Tiu, Jr. is an Assistant Professor at the UP College of Law. He heads the International Criminal Law Program of the UP Institute of International Legal Studies(UP IILS).

How is international humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the law of armed conflict, relevant in the Asia-Pacific? How has this region contributed to the development of IHL?

Can we identify a regional perspective on this body of rules?

Join us to discuss these questions as part of the global launch of the inaugural edition of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (APJIHL).

The APJIHL is a joint publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Journal has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and collates peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and commentary on significant developments in international humanitarian law and related fields.

Our three distinguished panellists will offer candid reflections and insights drawing on their experience working in the field of international humanitarian law in the Asia-Pacific. The moderated panel discussion will be followed by a live audience Q&A.

When: 10 November 2020 (3:00 pm Manila time, 9:00 am Geneva time)

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/APJIHLLaunch (Zoom Webinar)

APJIHL Website: http://apjihl.org/index.php/apjihl/announcement

ABOUT IILS

The Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS) is one of the five (5) institutes constituting the UP Law Center through which the research and extension functions of the UP College of Law are carried out.  Following the reorganization of the UP Law Center by the UP Board of Regents in May 1989, the IILS took over the functions of the International Studies Institute of the Philippines (ISIP) and the Academy of ASEAN Law and Jurisprudence (AALJ) and was formally organized in November of the same year.  The IILS was established to undertake research and extension functions in international law, comparative law, international relations, and foreign policy, specifically in areas that affect the Philippine interests in the global arena.  To fulfill its mandate, the IILS identifies the major issues affecting Philippine foreign policy and foreign relations as well as organizes and supports research and extension activities in these areas towards building capacity and expertise.  IILS is also a base for sustained opportunities for Filipino scholars to contribute solutions to regional and global problems affecting the Philippines.

Currently, the IILS is undertaking research and extension activities in the fields of International Trade and Economic Law, ASEAN, International Comparative Law, Territorial Studies, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Private and Transactional International Law and International Environmental Law.  It also receives requests for opinions and other forms of legal assistance from Congress, the Supreme Court, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, among others.  To this end, IILS maintains institutional linkages with both national and international organizations involved in international law issues.

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

 

IILS Books and Pamphlet Series

The IILS Pamphlet Series is published by the Institute of International Legal Studies at the Law Center of the University of the Philippines, to provide a critical and constructive forum for the analysis of new trends, issues and prospects in international relations that may help clarify present problems and perspectives.  The publications of the Series generally express a critical appraisal of the existing state of affairs, against which contemporary problems may be redefined or appear in a new light, and thus indicating new possibilities for development and progress.

Philippine Treaty Series

The IILS publishes the Philippine Treaty Series (PTS), a collection of international agreements of which the Philippines is a party, in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Legal Affairs and the UP Law Center, Information and Publications Division.

The aims to create a comprehensive treaty handbook to serve as a reference for the members of DFA in the process of treaty-making. The handbook consolidates information from the previous DFA treaty handbook as well as relevant laws to produce a guide that is easily understandable even to non-members of the legal profession. This is separated into three major parts: (1) the concept of treaties, (2) the roles and mandates of parties involved, and (3) the stages of treaty-making. The final output will contain pertinent jurisprudence to further highlight both the international and local aspect of treaty-making. The objective is to create a quick-guide which any member of the DFA can refer to even without a working background on international laws. The handbook is co-authored by DFA Assistant Secretary for Treaties and Legal Affairs J. Eduardo Malaya and IILS Director Prof. Rommel J. Casis.

Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Journal aims to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book reviews, as well as commentary on significant developments in International Law, and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year. We invite the submission of articles on subjects related to International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article would either need to be authored by someone from or based in the Asia-Pacific region, or alternately, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

World Bulletin

Currently, the IILS is undertaking research and extension activities in the fields of International Trade and Economic Law, ASEAN, International Comparative Law, Territorial Studies, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Private and Transactional International Law and International Environmental Law. It also receives requests for opinions and other forms of legal assistance from Congress, the Supreme Court, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, among others. To this end, IILS maintains institutional linkages with both national and international organizations involved in international law issues.

 

WHAT WE DO

With a strong focus on areas that affect Philippine interests in the global and regional arena, the Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS) was established to undertake research and extension functions in international law, comparative law, and international relations.

This mandate drives its main programs covering research and academic activities aimed at building capacity and deepening expertise in areas or on issues affecting Philippine foreign policy and foreign relations. IILS programs also provide sustained opportunities for Filipino scholars to be exposed and to contribute solutions to the regional and global landscape.

The institute primarily leads the publication of the following materials:

  1. Books and primers on various issues in international law
  2. IILS Pamphlet Series – This provides an analysis of new trends, issues, and prospects in international relations that clarifies present/future implications and perspectives. Generally, it expresses a critical appraisal of the current state of affairs and contemporary problems that steer towards new possibilities for development and progress.
  3. Philippine Treaty Series (PTS) – It is a collection of international agreements of which the Philippines is a party of. IILS coordinates with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Legal Affairs and the UP Law Center, Information and Publications Division for its production.

For more information on our current programs and various activities, download our brochure here.

ICL Research Assistants (RAs)

Nichol Muñoz

Nichol Muñoz is a junior student at the University of Philippines College of Law, currently engaged in interdisciplinary research on the ICL framework and IHR laws.

Paolo Irineo Jose

Paolo Irineo A. Jose is a juris doctor student at the UP College of Law. He works as a research assistant at the Criminal Law Program of UP IILS.

Peter Ortega

Peter Ortega is a Senior student at UP Law. He has done research on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and binding international health regulations.


Anna Quimpo

Anna Francesca Y. Quimpo is a third-year Juris Doctor student at the University of the Philippines College of Law, working as a research assistant under the International Criminal Law Program of the Institute of International Legal Studies.

CONTACT US

Phone:
(+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 207 and 230 (Staff)
(+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 206 (Director’s Office)
(+632) 8 929 3654 (Fax only)

CONTACT US

Address:
UP IILS International Criminal Law Program (ICL)
Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS)
UP Law Center, 3/F Bocobo Hall, Magsaysay Avenue
UP Diliman, Quezon City   1101 Philippines

Emails: iils_law.upd@up.edu.ph (Staff / all inquiries)

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