PALS SPEAKERS

Bohol Times
21 November 2010

PALS SPEAKERS. Provincial Administrator Ae Damalerio, Atty. Evecar Cruz-Ferrer, Congressman Arthur Yap and Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad speak during the party welcoming the guests and participants to the National Convention of the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS) at the Bohol Tropics. Justice Abad and the 50 plus law deans all over the country discussed the mechanics of the 2011 Bar Exams, the date and venue of which are still under consideration by the Supreme Court following suggestion of regionalization of the exam and change of date from September to November.

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14 law schools face off in moot court

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Posted at 11/17/2010 4:28 PM | Updated as of 11/17/2010 4:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Fourteen law schools are participating in the “biggest moot court competition” in the country today until November 19.

The IHL Moot Court Competition, which will focus on international humanitarian law (IHL), is being held at San Sebastian College. The finals will be held at the Supreme Court (SC) on November 19.

The competition will also have the “IHL Role-Play Challenge” wherein students will act out practical applications of IHL that seeks to limit the effects of war.

“For 2010, we will take the moot court competition to a higher level by adding the role-play challenge. The goal of the role-play is to ‘take the law out of the books,’ so we expect the students to show through this challenge how IHL is applied in the real world. It’s also a chance for them to be in the shoes of an ICRC delegate, a military officer, reporter, or civilian caught in the midst of armed conflict,” said Anastasia Isyuk, communication coordinator of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Fourteen law schools to join IHL moot court battle royale

Business Week Mindanao

Manila, 16 November 2010. Fourteen law schools from across the country are set to battle their cases on international humanitarian law (IHL) in the biggest moot court competition in the Philippines today.

This highlight of this year’s “IHL moot court competition,” to be held from Nov. 17-19 at San Sebastian College, is the “IHL role-play challenge” where students will act out practical applications of the law that seeks to limit the effects of war.

“For 2010, we will take the moot court competition to a higher level by adding the role-play challenge. The goal of the role-play is to ‘take the law out of the books,’ so we expect the students to show through this challenge how IHL is applied in the real world. It’s also a chance for them to be in the shoes of an ICRC delegate, a military officer, reporter, or civilian caught in the midst of armed conflict,” said Anastasia Isyuk, ICRC communication coordinator.

The role-play challenge was inspired by the Jean-Pictet IHL competition, which gathers students from internationally renowned universities and military schools. While the moot court is an extremely competitive and academic exercise, Isyuk said the role-play challenge aims to simulate how IHL is applied in different contexts, and also foster camaraderie among the country’s future lawyers.

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Army execs in battle to have own handbook on armed conflicts

By Jocelyn R. Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:22:00 08/10/2010

Filed Under: Military, News, Armed conflict, Human Rights
MANILA, Philippines—Ground commanders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will have their own handbook, too, to guide them during armed conflicts, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

To mark the first International Humanitarian Law Day as a national legislation in the country on August 12, the ICRC is handing over copies of a guidebook that would help commanders in battle zones brush up their knowledge on laws governing armed conflicts.

In a briefing on Monday at the Philippine Red Cross Headquarters, ICRC program officer Evecar Cruz-Ferrer disclosed that the handbook—”Law of Armed Conflict, Essentials for Commanders”—is a condensed version of the International Human Law.

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