Candelaria, Sedfrey

Full Time

Atty. Sedfrey M. Candelaria heads the Research, Publications and Linkages Office of the Philippine Judicial Academy and chairs its Department of Special Areas of Concern. He is also Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Law at the Ateneo Law School, Head of the Indigeneous Peoples’ Rights Unit (Katutubo) and Director of the Child Rights Unit (Adhikain Para sa Karapatang Pambata) of the Ateneo Human Rights Center. He is the Member of the GRP Negotiating Panel for the talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/ National Democratic Front/ New People’s Army, as well as Legal Adviser to the GRP Negotiating Panel for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. He is a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He has authored several articles on human rights, refugees, children’s rights, debt crisis, international humanitarian law, rights of indigenous peoples and adoption, and edited and conducted researches for UNICEF. Atty. Candelaria obtained his Master of Laws degree at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Areas of Specialization: 

Public International Law

Professional Association & Recognition: 

Member, Philippine Judiciary Academy
(PHILJA) Council
Master of Laws, Public International Law
University of British Columbia

Research Interest: 

International Law, Human Rights, Paralegal Education
and Litigation.

Master of Laws in Public International Law University of British Columbia, Canada