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Professional Summary

Armi Beatriz E. Bayot is a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law candidate at the University of Oxford, where she is undertaking research on the legal effects of intrastate peace agreements. 

 

She was formerly a lawyer at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Philippines, first serving as Division Chief of the Center for Crisis, Conflict, and Humanitarian Protection of the CHR and later as the Deputy Coordinator of the National Task Force Against Extrajudicial Killings. She is the founding Head the CHR’s Analysis Unit, which is mandated to determine whether large-scale human rights violations are being committed and to formulate strategic and policy responses to said abuses. Prior to her work at the CHR, she was an Associate Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) of the Republic of the Philippines where her fields of practice include indigenous peoples’ rights law, administrative law, family law, and criminal appeals. She was legal counsel to the government peace panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from 2010-2016 and was deeply involved in the drafting and negotiation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). She obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Transnational Law (with Distinction) from King’s College London in 2015 under a Chevening Scholarship from the Government of the United Kingdom. She was awarded the Dickson Poon School of Law Prize in 2015 for obtaining the highest marks among her cohort on the Transnational Law pathway. She was also the sole winner of  the prestigious Georg Schwarzenberger Prize in International Law in 2016. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law in 2009, where she was the recipient of various merit scholarships. She was a Senior Lecturer at UP Law, teaching Legal History and Administrative Law, from 2016 to 2018. 

Skills

 Peace Negotiations      Legal Research      Writing      Trial Advocacy        Appellate Practice      Public Speaking      Program Development  

Work Experience

Commission on Human Rights

Republic of the Philippines

(June 2017 – August 2018)

 

ATTORNEY V, OFFICE OF THE CHAIRPERSON

(October 2017 – August 2018)

Founding Head, Analysis Unit 

Deputy Coordinator, CHR National Task Force against Extrajudicial Killings 

 

ATTORNEY V, DIVISION CHIEF 

Center for Crisis, Conflict, and Humanitarian Protection

Human Rights Centers Management Office

(June to October 2017)

 

Office of the Solicitor General 

Republic of the Philippines 

(March 2010 – May 2017)

 

Special Designation to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)

1. Legal Team: GPNP-MILF (2010-2016)

Government Peace Negotiating Panel for Talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

2. Government Team of Legal Experts: GPNP-CPP/NPA/NDF (2011)

Government Peace Negotiating Panel for Talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/ New Peoples' Army/ National Democratic Front of the Philippines

3. Due Diligence Team: GPH-MNLF (2011) 

Government of the Republic of the Philippines Legal Panel for Talks with the Moro National Liberation Front

 

Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission

Government Alternate

(March 2016-September 2016)

 

University of the Philippines College of Law

Senior Lecturer I

(August 2016-June 2018)

 

  • Legal History and Administrative Law

Education

2018-Present

University of Oxford

St. Edmund Hall

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law 

2014-2016

King's College London

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Law

  • Chevening Scholarship

  • Dickson Poon School of Law Prize

  • Georg Schwarzenberger Prize

2005-2009

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

University of the Philippines

College of Law

1996-2001

University of the Philippines

College of Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication

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