Romel Regalado Bagares*

*On Leave

Romel R. Bagares


Practice Focus

Libel defense, public law, criminal law, international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 2004


Central European University
Certificate, Advanced Summer Course in Human Rights Litigation
August 2011 (Open Society Scholarship)
Universiteit Utrecht / University of Utrecht
Certificate, Advanced Summer Course in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
July 2006 ( Faculty of Law Scholarship)

Universiteit van Amsterdam
Special courses in international constitutional law and state responsibility
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
MA, Christian Studies of Science and Society (Social and Political Theory track) Cum Laude
(Faculty of Philosophy Scholarship)

Bachelor of Laws, College of Law, University of the Philippines, 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, major in Communication Research, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, 1994


Congressional Commendation, 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines, House Resolution No. 263, Commending the House Prosecution Team for their Unprecedented Achievement During the Impeachment Trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, thereby Upholding this Institution’s Commitment to Uphold the Rule of Law and to Answer the People’s Call for Truth, Justice, Transparency, and Accountability in Government, dated July 25, 2012.

Recipient, “Programme d’invitation des personnalités d’avenir” fellowship  Invitation Program for Personalities of the Future, French Foreign Ministry, Paris, France, April 11-28, 2010.
Awarded cum laude honors for thesis exploring the implications of the philosophy of the late Dutch jurist and philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd on international law and international legal theory’ ( September 2007)

Recipient, 1st Myres S. McDougal Prize in International Law and Jurisprudence, UP College of Law, April 2003
Recipient, Justice Irene Cortes Prize in Constitutional Law, UP College of Law, April 2003

Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, a joint publication of the UP Law Center and the International Committee of the Red Cross (2007-present)

Editor, Philippine Law Journal (2002-2003)

Professional lecturer in public and private international law, Lyceum Philippines University College of Law, (2009-present)

Elder, Christ Our Life Fellowship (COLF) of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP), 1997-present


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