Mr Amiel Ian Valdez
Amiel Ian Valdez is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Law (CIL). He is part of the International Law and Practice Programme of CIL, and is particularly involved in Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA), and international environmental law projects.
Amiel has an extensive experience in environmental law, public policy, and governance. Prior to joining CIL, he was an Attorney at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines. At the DENR, he handled environmental law enforcement and adjudication, reviewed proposed policies and projects on the use of natural resources, and led a team which evaluated land titles. He also represented the Philippines at the United Nations (UN) working group session on Global Pact for the Environment (GPE).
Amiel was likewise an Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2 at the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, Philippines, where he taught Public International Law.
His researches are focused on transboundary environmental impact assessment in southeast asia, climate change litigation in the context of disaster response, environmental rights, among others.
He is a member of the Philippine bar since 2012. He finished his Master of Environmental Law (First Class Honours) in 2018 at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 2011 from the Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines). Before studying law, in 2007, he was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude) by the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines).
Public International Law, International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law
- Amiel Ian Valdez, ‘Balancing the Indigenous Peoples’ Sea Rights, and the State’s Obligation to Protect and Preserve Marine Environment: A Comparative Study of the Philippine and Australian Approaches’, Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (forthcoming).
- Amiel Ian Valdez, ‘Government Responsibility to Remediate Mercury-Contaminated Sites, a Philippine Perspective’, CIL Blog (Blog Post, 21 September 2020) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/government-responsibility-to-remediate-mercury-contaminated-sites-a-philippine-perspective-by-amiel-ian-valdez/>
- Sharon Seah and Amiel Ian Valdez, Decoding the Paris Rulebook for Southeast Asia: Implementation and Its Challenges (Report, 2019) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/publication/decoding-the-paris-rulebook-for-southeast-asia-implementation-and-its-challenges/> ISBN 978-981-14-4240-7
- Amiel Ian Valdez, ‘Beyond the Arbitral Ruling: A Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the South China Sea’ (2019) 9 Asian Journal of International Law 251
- Amiel Ian Valdez, ‘The Paradox of the Salvage Zone: Examining the Philippine Coastal Adaptation Framework in the Light of Tropical Cyclones and Threats of Sea Level Rise’ (Working Paper, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Law School, The University of Melbourne, June 2018) <https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/2820469/CREEL-Working-Paper-The-Paradox-of-the-Salvage-Zone-Philippine-Coastal-Adaptation-Framework-Amiel-Ian-Valdez.pdf>
- Symposium on ‘Teaching and Researching International Law – Global Perspectives’, organised by NUS Centre for International Law and AfronomicsLaw <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/event/afronomicslaw-and-trila-call-for-blog-posts-teaching-and-researching-international-law-global-perspectives/>
- TRILA e-Newsletter | February 2020 (Issue 1: Cambodia) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/publication/trila-e-newsletter-february-2020-issue-1-cambodia/>
- TRILA e-Newsletter | February 2020 (Issue 2: Sri Lanka) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/publication/trila-e-newsletter-february-2020-issue-2-sri-lanka/>
- TRILA e-Newsletter | March 2020 (Myanmar) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/publication/trila-e-newsletter-march-2020-myanmar/>
Events and Capacity-Building Initiatives organised:
- CIL TRILA-Afronomicslaw Symposium on ‘Teaching and Researching International Law – Global Perspectives’ (14 September to 02 October 2020) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/event/afronomicslaw-and-trila-call-for-blog-posts-teaching-and-researching-international-law-global-perspectives/>
- TRILA Indonesia (online) Workshop, ‘Towards Publication’ (01-03 July 2020) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/event/trila-indonesia-webinar-towards-publication-2020/>
- TRILA Myanmar Workshop (24-25 July 2019 in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar) <https://cil.nus.edu.sg/event/trila-myanmar-workshop-july-2019/>