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Resources for a Christian worldview

Romel Bagares pages

Romel Regalado Bagares (Manila, Philippines) has communication and law degrees from the University of the Philippines, and an MA in social and political theory from the Free University of Amsterdam (cum laude). He had been teaching public international law for a decade now at the Lyceum Philippines University College of Law and has had extensive experience in advocacy and litigation on human rights issues in his native Philippines. 


He is working on a doctoral project on the application to international law of the Encyclopedia of the Science of Law developed by the Dutch Christian philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd. 

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Forthcoming. "The Duterte Drug War: A Critique from A Reformed Normative Statecraft," (forthcoming), a contribution to a festschrift for philosopher-theologian Dr. Richard Mouw, former President of Fuller Theological Seminary

2019. "Enkapsis and the Development of Customary International Law: An Encyclopedic Approach to Inter-Legality”, in conference proceedings  of the First ECTPIL and TRICI-Law Conference on The Theory and Philosophy of Customary International Law and its Interpretation, 24–25 May 2019, University of Groningen Faculty of Law. 

2019. "Philippine Chapter", in Simon Chesterman, Ben Saul & Hisahi Owada, (eds) Oxford University Handbook on International Law in the Asia and the Pacific. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp 406-432

2018. "International Legal Theory, International Community and International Legal Order from a Dooyeweerdian Perspective", in Gerrit Glas, Jeroen de Ridder, Govert Buijs, and Annette Mosher (eds.), The Future of Creation Order, Vol. II. Dordrecht: Springer.