Research Fellow, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
Position(s) at the Institute
PhD Candidate in International Economics
Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee was formerly the Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization in Geneva (2004 to 2011) and Chair of the WTO’s Committee on Trade and Environment (2007-2011). He was awarded the Department of Foreign Affairs Distinguished Service Award (24 February 2012) for his diplomatic service to the country. A lawyer by training, He also served as Undersecretary of the Department of Justice (2001 to 2003) and concurrently Government Corporate Counsel (2003). Prior to government service, he was active in the practice of law based in New York and the Philippines. Mr Teehankee has also appeared before international arbitral tribunals, under UNCITRAL, ICSID and ICC rules, and before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body in Geneva, and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
Mr. Teehankee acts as legal adviser and of counsel, while also teaching as a professor of Public and Private International Law, and WTO Law, at the Ateneo de Manila University Law School, where he is chair of the International Law Department and Program Adviser for the LLM Program and Center for the Rule of Law. Mr. Teehankee is also a research fellow of the Center for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
International Trade Law
International Environmental Law
Public International Law
ASEAN Economic Community 2015: The Investment Pillar, (pending 2015, chapter of Conference Publication, Forum on the 2015 ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY).
Rare Earths, Evolving Trade and Policy Issues, Graduate Institute Globe Review, Spring 2013 at p. 18.
Multilateral Negotiations at the Intersection of Trade and Climate Change – an overview of developing countries’ priorities in UNCSD, UNFCCC, and WTO processes, Climate Change Architecture Series, Issue Paper No. 2, ICTSD Geneva (Teehankee, Jejou, Rodrigues, 2012).
The WTO China Raw Materials Case: Reigniting the debate on Coherence and Conflict between Free Trade Theory and Resource Economics. Teri GALT Update (March 2012).
The Dispute Settlement Understanding- Proposals for Reform, Chapter 10, in Reflections from the Frontline: Developing Country Negotiators in the WTO, CUTS International Geneva, (Mehta, Kaushik, Kaukab, eds. 2012).
Report by the Chairman to the Trade Negotiations Committee, Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session, WTO Geneva (TN/TE/20, 21 April 2011).
The Role of International Trade Rules in Promoting Development and Technology Transfer, Section 3.6. in Going Global: The Challenge for Knowledge-based Economies. Helsinki: Ministry of Employment and Economy (Squicciarini, M. and Loikkanen, T., eds. 2008).