|This activity involves 2 seminars that will focus on International Law and Counter-Terrorism|
|The main goals of the activity are to:|
a) provide the audience with a new perspective on international terrorism, considering the appearance of new phenomena, new concepts and new challenges and, therefore, a new legal approach to this issue;
b) discuss new legal ways to prevent and stop terrorism, taking into account new problems connected with the new forms of implementing terrorist attacks and keeping in mind the importance of a preventative approach.
c) analyse this matter in the Filipino context.
| January 2023|
|Responsible for the activity: Professors Alejandro Sánchez Frías|
Ana Salinas de Frías (UMA);
Alejandro Sánchez Frías (UMA);
Ignacio Álvarez Arcá (UMA);
Athina Sachoulidou (UNL);
Vasco Becker-Weinberg (UNL);
Richard Collins (UCD)
|The topics to be developed during these seminars are important due to three main factors: first, because of the global dimension that current international terrorism has acquired, according to which new phenomena, new concepts and new challenges have appeared and which require a new legal approach; second, the challenges posed by this new reality is in urgent need to be solved from a legal point of view, in particular taking into account new problems connected with the new forms of implementing terrorist attacks and keeping in mind the importance of a preventative approach; and third and foremost, due to the fact that The Philippines is a sovereign state most affected by the threat and action of terrorist groups. |
| Expected Outputs: |
1) 2 seminars;
2) audience of at least 40 people
3) at least 70% attendees who respond the survey satisfied with the event, consider the activity as professionally useful and find that its ducational content correspond to the Philippines’ reality
4) Existence of communication efforts to provide event information to attendees
The seminars were implemented in 5 sessions:
a) One session held in the House of Representatives in the Philippines
b) One session held in the Presidential Palace in the Philippines
c) 3 sessions held at UP, each of those followed by a follow-up round table event to further discussions.
The audience was composed by approximately 60 to 80 people and key stakeholders of the project were present, including Congress men and woomen, former Chief Justices from the Filipino Supreme Court, the Chancellor of the Superme Court, a member of the UNODC, the Chancellor of PHILJA, one representative of the Commission on Human Rights and members of partner HEIs.
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|A bonus academic event to complement this activity has been held with CALESA.|
Topic: Seminar on international maritime law
Responsible: Prof. Alejandro Sánchez Frías
Audience: professors and students of the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University