WCED Lecture. Rights in Peril in the Philippines: How Rights Are Wronged and How We Fight Back
Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon was appointed in 2015 by President Benigno S. Aquino III as Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines, and his term will last until 2022. He has been active in public and government service for more than 30 years, at one time holding positions at the Department of Education and Office of the President. His continuing reform advocacies are in the areas of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law, transparency and accountability initiatives, political and electoral reforms, peace and conflict transformation, people’s participation and civic education, and state building in the context of democratic transitions. He holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and law from the University of the Philippines, and a master of law (LLM) degree specializing in International Law (Human Rights, Law of Peace, and Settlement of International Disputes) from Cambridge University as a member of St. Edmund's College through a joint British Chevening and Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Asia, Democracy, Human Rights, International, Politics, Public Policy, Southeast Asia|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Donia Human Rights Center|
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