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Doctor of Philosophy in Law

University of Oxford

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I am a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law candidate at the University of Oxford, where I am undertaking research on the legal effects of intrastate peace agreements. My professional interest in peace agreements goes back to my days of working as legal counsel to the government peace panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from 2010-2016, where I was deeply involved in the drafting and negotiation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) – a milestone peace agreement which aims to end the decades-long armed conflict in Mindanao. 

My legal career in the Philippines was devoted to public service. After working in the Bangsamoro peace process, I worked as a lawyer at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), first serving as Division Chief of the Center for Crisis, Conflict, and Humanitarian Protection and later as the Deputy Coordinator of the National Task Force Against Extrajudicial Killings. I was the founding Head of the CHR’s Analysis Unit. Prior to this, I was an Associate Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) of the Republic of the Philippines, where my fields of practice include indigenous peoples’ rights law, administrative law, family law, and criminal appeals.

Career Highlights 

peace processes

I was involved in three major peace tables in the Philippines: peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Communist Party of the Philippines, and the

human rights work

At the Commission on Human Rights, I was the founding Head of the Analysis Unit, and my team sought to determine whether the drug-related killings being investigated by the Commission were part of large-scale human rights   

government litigation 

As a lawyer at the Office of the Solicitor General, statutory counsel of the Philippine Government, I represented various government agencies, instrumentalities, and 


I was Senior Lecturer I at the University of the Philippines College of Law, teaching Legal History and Administrative Law.

Armi Beatriz E. Bayot

University of Oxford

St. Edmund Hall

Copyright: ARMI BEATRIZ E. BAYOT 2021

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