The University of the Philippines College of Law and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University signed a memorandum of understanding on June 11.
With a track record of active in-country and regional engagement in academic and professional teaching, as well as institutional collaboration on the justice sector and human rights, the WSD Handa Center is entering into this long-term strategic partnership and collaboration with the University.
The memorandum specifies: “UP College of Law will engage in long-term cooperation on programmatic, project, and academic activities with the WSD Handa Center in regard to ASEAN research, policies, training, teaching, and future extension programs for ASEAN institutions.”
This collaboration placed UP College of Law as the Southeast Asian partner and the WSD Handa Center as the North American partner. “UP College of Law will become an important regional leader in legal education in ASEAN,” as stated in the memorandum.
Representatives of the two institutions who signed the memorandum of understanding were: UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, UP College of Law Dean Fides Cordero-Tan, UP Law BGC Program External Executive Director Diane A. Desierto, and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University Executive Director Prof. David J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Also present during the signing were Edgardo Carlo Vistan II, UP College of Law Professor Ryan Oliva and Visiting Professor Jose Manuel de Torres Perez from the University of Malaga in Spain. (Stephanie S. Cabigao, UP MPRO)