Mr Amiel 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).