Ateneo Society of International Law off to a good start

January 14, 2020
The Ateneo Society of International Law finished strong as the first batch of moot court competitions from the first semester has come to an end. 
 
Last week, the University of the Philippines hosted the 24th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition Southeast Asian Regional Rounds. The participants included not only esteemed universities from the Philippines but also various law schools from all over Southeast Asia. This year’s Stetson Moot focused on the reintroduction of bears . Specifically, the issues included obligations under the CMS, CBD  and the Bern Convention, the duty to prevent transboundary harm, and the duty to prevent the introduction of, to control or to eradicate invasive alien species. The 2020 Stetson Ateneo Team composed of Regina Isabel Ongsiako (4D), Reynaleigh De Los Reyes (3B) and Gabriel Esguerra (2A) finished as Semi-Finalists and will head on to the International Rounds as one of the representatives of the Southeast Asian Region in Florida, USA this coming April 2020. The team was coached and guided by Atty. Grace Hicban and Atty. Charmed Mercado.


Regina Isabel Ongsiako (4D), Reynaleigh De Los Reyes (3B) and Gabriel Esguerra (2A)  will head to USA in April to represent South East Asia in the International Rounds.
 
The Ateneo Society of International Law also bagged numerous awards at the 2019 Red Cross Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law last September 23-27, 2019 at the En Banc Hall of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The competition focused on special issues in International Humanitarian Law. Among the issues delved into were the existence of an international armed conflict, the application of the principles of distinction, necessity, and proportionality in attacking combatants, the protection of both civilians and humanitarian personnel during armed conflict, and the prohibition on orders of no quarter. Aside from qualifying as semi-finalists, the 2019 Ateneo Red Cross Team won the Best Prosecution Memorial award and the Best Defense Memorial award. This year’s team was coached by Atty. Jose Herminio Taylo, Atty. Ma. Jeunesse Dagdag and Atty. Juan Paolo Bañadera. The team members include Mikaela Franchesca Pamatmat (3E) and Jenned Mardi Musni (2B) as oralists and Alec Nicole Parafina (2B) and Ali Sittie Namraidah (4E) as team administrators.
 

ALS students during the 2019 Red Cross Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law.
 
Also last year, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration moot was held in South Korea for the Regional Rounds, and Miami, Florida for the Global Rounds. The Ateneo Society of International Law sent its pioneer team including Bernadette Gabrielle Encarnacion (4B), Pramela Menghrajani (2A), Bianca Isabel Soriano (4E), Francis Beltran (2A) and Pia Vianca Garing (2A). The team was coached by Atty. Katrina Elaine Aguila (VILAF) and Atty. Miguel Ilustre Dimaculangan. The arbitration competition focused on issues such as denunciation of the ICSID tribunal, provisional measures, multiparty arbitration, expropriation and the fair and equitable treatment standard. In the Southeast Asia Regional rounds, the 2019 Ateneo FDI Team finished as part of the top qualifying teams out of 21 Southeast Asian Teams. Apart from this, Pramela Menghrajani was awarded as the 5th Best Advocate in the Regional Rounds. Last November, the team advanced to the Global Rounds and ranked as part of the top 30 teams. 
 
Ateneo Society of International Law team members in Florida
Ateneo Society of International Law team members in Florida, USA.
 
 

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  • Ateneo Society of International Law off to a good start
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    The Ateneo Society of International Law finished strong as the first batch of moot court competitions from the first semester has come to an end. 
     
    Last week, the University of the Philippines hosted the 24th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition Southeast Asian Regional Rounds. The participants included not only esteemed universities from the Philippines but also various law schools from all over Southeast Asia. This year’s Stetson Moot focused on the reintroduction of bears . Specifically, the issues included obligations under the CMS, CBD  and the Bern Convention, the duty to prevent transboundary harm, and the duty to prevent the introduction of, to control or to eradicate invasive alien species. The 2020 Stetson Ateneo Team composed of Regina Isabel Ongsiako (4D), Reynaleigh De Los Reyes (3B) and Gabriel Esguerra (2A) finished as Semi-Finalists and will head on to the International Rounds as one of the representatives of the Southeast Asian Region in Florida, USA this coming April 2020. The team was coached and guided by Atty. Grace Hicban and Atty. Charmed Mercado.


    Regina Isabel Ongsiako (4D), Reynaleigh De Los Reyes (3B) and Gabriel Esguerra (2A)  will head to USA in April to represent South East Asia in the International Rounds.
     
    The Ateneo Society of International Law also bagged numerous awards at the 2019 Red Cross Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law last September 23-27, 2019 at the En Banc Hall of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The competition focused on special issues in International Humanitarian Law. Among the issues delved into were the existence of an international armed conflict, the application of the principles of distinction, necessity, and proportionality in attacking combatants, the protection of both civilians and humanitarian personnel during armed conflict, and the prohibition on orders of no quarter. Aside from qualifying as semi-finalists, the 2019 Ateneo Red Cross Team won the Best Prosecution Memorial award and the Best Defense Memorial award. This year’s team was coached by Atty. Jose Herminio Taylo, Atty. Ma. Jeunesse Dagdag and Atty. Juan Paolo Bañadera. The team members include Mikaela Franchesca Pamatmat (3E) and Jenned Mardi Musni (2B) as oralists and Alec Nicole Parafina (2B) and Ali Sittie Namraidah (4E) as team administrators.
     

    ALS students during the 2019 Red Cross Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law.
     
    Also last year, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration moot was held in South Korea for the Regional Rounds, and Miami, Florida for the Global Rounds. The Ateneo Society of International Law sent its pioneer team including Bernadette Gabrielle Encarnacion (4B), Pramela Menghrajani (2A), Bianca Isabel Soriano (4E), Francis Beltran (2A) and Pia Vianca Garing (2A). The team was coached by Atty. Katrina Elaine Aguila (VILAF) and Atty. Miguel Ilustre Dimaculangan. The arbitration competition focused on issues such as denunciation of the ICSID tribunal, provisional measures, multiparty arbitration, expropriation and the fair and equitable treatment standard. In the Southeast Asia Regional rounds, the 2019 Ateneo FDI Team finished as part of the top qualifying teams out of 21 Southeast Asian Teams. Apart from this, Pramela Menghrajani was awarded as the 5th Best Advocate in the Regional Rounds. Last November, the team advanced to the Global Rounds and ranked as part of the top 30 teams. 
     
    Ateneo Society of International Law team members in Florida
    Ateneo Society of International Law team members in Florida, USA.