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Contribution to: Individual Rights and International Justice, Liber Fausto Pocar (eds. Gabriella Venturini and Stefania Bariatti), Giuffré, 2009

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0074
Contribution to: Individual Rights and International Justice, Liber Fausto Pocar (eds. Gabriella Venturini and Stefania Bariatti), Giuffré, 2009

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This chapter is a tribute to Florentino Feliciano, whose life in the law is a silent rebuttal to those who contend that a policy-oriented approach to law is but a facade for politics, that it is a tool for the powerful, and that it is in essence a front for the views of the State Department. When Feliciano decided to proceed with his life’s work outside of academia, he returned to the Philippines as a member of the law firm SyCip Salazar Feliciano & Hernandez. He became immersed in a different range of issues — including trade and corporate law, anti-dumping, intellectual property, banking and insurance services, shipping, and telecommunications. This combination of expertise in what today we might call international trade law, and in public international law, lead him later to assist the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a very special way. The standing in which Feliciano was regarded in his own homeland was evidenced by his elevation to the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 1986.

Keywords: Florentino Feliciano; Philippines; international law; World Trade Organisation; anti-dumping; intellectual property; shipping; international trade

Chapter.  1042 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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