Activity 2.19. Accreditation of subjects on Human Rights and the Rule of Law (UP)

This activity consists in the accreditation by the University Council of the University of the Philippines, if necessary (it is not necessary acreditation by the Philippine Legal Education Board), of the following subjects on Human Rights & the Rule of Law:

1. Human Rights and National Security, 3 Units (new subject);
2. Peace Process and Transitional Justice, 3 Units (new subject);
3. International Human Rights Bodies and their Jurisprudence, 3 Units (new subject);
4. Human Rights Practice, 3 Units;
5. Refugee Law, 2 (new subject);
6. Children’s Rights, 2 Units (new subject);
7. Women and Gender, 2 Units (new subject);
8. Philippine Indigenous Law, 3 Units (updated);
9. Law and Society, 3 Units (updated). (1 Unit = 2 ECTS)
The objective of this activity is to enhance the curricular offerings of the Partner Country HEIs through Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws and Master’s programs that have research components that are consistent with the Bologna proces
To be implemented until Jul/2021
Responsible for this activity: UP team (assisted by European partners)
The “Higher Education Act of 1994” from the Philippines establishes as a general strategy for the Filipino Higher Education the modernization and internationalization of their operations by identifying, supporting and developing “potential centers of excellence in program areas needed for the development of world-class scholarship, nation building and national development.” (section 8, f).

This activity is fully in line with such strategy as it seeks to enhance the curricular offerings of the Partner Country HEIs taking into account the Bologna process; to encourage the faculty and students of the Partner Country HEIs to enhance their multilingual research skills by studying Spanish, at the very least: and lowers the transaction cost of researching in Spanish by giving the faculty these HEIs a working knowledge of the Spanish legal system, laws, jurisprudence and databases.
Expected Outputs
Accreditation of at least 4 new subjects from the list above referenced
Achieved Outputs
The following disciplines are currently being offered by UP:

Human Rights Theory and Practice
International Human Rights Bodies and Jurisprudence
Women, Gender and the Law
Children’s rights and the Law
Peace Processes, Transitional Justice and Legal Institutions
Refugee Law
Security and International Human Rights Law