Assistant Professor & Associate Dean
B.A., J.D. (University of the Philippines);
M.St. (University of Oxford);
LL.M. (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Raphael practiced Criminal Law with the Office of the Ombudsman and was a Lecturer in Philosophy with the University of the Philippines. He finished his graduate studies with honors at the University of the Philippines, American University, Oxford, and Cambridge, and was the recipient of the Oxford-Morris Human Rights Dissertation Prize, the Hague Academy of International Law Scholarship, and the Korean International Association Grant for Comparative Law. His works may be found with various publishers, such as the Philippine Law Journal, the ICRC, the Brill | Nijhoff, and the Cambridge University Press.
Raphael continues to combine his scholarly and academic interests with his practical, hands-on legal work. Since completing his M. St. with Distinction at Oxford, Raphael served as a Project Researcher for the Cambridge Pro Bono Project, where he helped draft a legal brief on Colombia’s Request for Consultative Opinion filed before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and for the Lawyers Without Borders, for which he assisted on a report on states practices on solitary confinement for REDRESS. He also serves as the Chief Academic Adviser of the Aristotle & Alexander Institute for Internet Justice, a think tank based at Humboldt University of Berlin, and as a Country Contributor for the Bonavero Report on Legislative and Regulatory Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As a result of the breadth and depth of Raphael’s achievements, he was awarded the Young Professionals Award from the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Oxford Human Rights Student Fellowship. He has continued his human rights work as a Bonavero Fellow with Reprieve UK, which specializes in strategic litigation for human rights cases in the MENA region.