PH embassy honors sole Pinoy jurist to take a seat in Int’l Court docket of Justice

Former Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon

In recognition of the unprecedented achievement of former Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon as the primary and to date the one Filipino decide of the Worldwide Court docket of Justice or ICJ (from 1967 to 1976), the Philippine Embassy in The Hague will dedicate a sitting room in his honor at its newly renovated chancery.

In response to the Division of International Affairs (DFA), the inauguration of ICJ Choose Cesar Bengzon Corridor can be on July 19.

“The Philippines has made important contributions to the progressive growth of worldwide regulation in at the very least 4 areas: (1) the drafting of the United Nations Constitution and, particularly, on the chapter on worldwide trusteeship for nonself governing territories; (2) the articulation of key rules of the peaceable settlement of disputes as embodied within the Manila Declaration of 1982; (3) the event of the archipelagic doctrine in Unclos (United Nations Conference on the Legislation of the Sea), and not too long ago on clarifying key Unclos provisions on maritime entitlement and jurisdiction, and (4) the distinguished service of eminent Filipino jurists in worldwide tribunals,” stated Philippine Ambassador to The Netherlands Eduardo Malaya.

“We Filipinos ought to take pleasure [in the fact] that we’re not solely receivers of worldwide regulation however really shapers of it,” he added.

Undertaken in collaboration with the Philippine Society of Worldwide Legislation, the inauguration can be attended by a number of distinguished worldwide authorized luminaries, together with incumbent judges of the ICJ.

The occasion affirms the popularity of the Philippines’ contribution to the worldwide authorized system by means of Choose Bengzon and different excellent Filipinos within the area, the DFA stated.

Additionally, to be honored throughout the ceremony are Justice Florentino Feliciano, senior affiliate justice of the Supreme Court docket of the Philippines (from 1994 to 1995) and founding member after which president of the Appellate Physique of the World Commerce Group (from 1995 to 2001); and Choose Raul Pangalangan, decide of the Worldwide Prison Court docket (from 2015 to 2021).

The ICJ has its seat in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Keynote messages can be delivered by Choose Kirill Gevorgian, vice chairman of the ICJ; and ICJ Choose Iwasawa Yuji.

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo can even tackle the meeting by means of video remarks.


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