Imelda Deinla



Bachelor of Political Science and Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of the Philippines; Masters in Law, University of New South Wales; PhD in Law,

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Dr Imelda Deinla is a Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Director of the ANU Philippines Project. Her areas of research are on the relationship between politics and law, and on rule of law and democracy in Southeast Asia and ASEAN. She works on judicial politics in the Philippines. She is involved in projects relating to legal pluralism, hybrid justice and peacebuilding, as well as on civil society and military relations in Mindanao, Philippines.

Her doctoral thesis investigated the dynamics of regional integration that influence the development of rule of law in regional projects with a particular focus on ASEAN.

Until May 2012 Imelda worked on human rights capacity building in the Asia Pacific as International Programs Coordinator at the Diplomacy Training Program based in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. During this role, Imelda organized and managed the delivery of over ten regional training programs in East Timor, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia.

Imelda has also worked for many years as a corporate and litigation lawyer in the Philippines and was involved in research, advocacy, and litigation involving violence against women and children.

Research interests

Sociolegal studies; rule of law in ASEAN; justice; and women and community peacebuilding in the Philippines

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