Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. (ANU), MA Human Rights Practice (Roehampton, Gothenburg and Tromso), MA Pub.Ad (ICU), LL.B. and B.A. Philosophy (UP)

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6601-2175 
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Human Rights
Counterterrorism Law
Critical Approaches to Human Rights
Critical Terrorism Studies
Law and Society
International Law
International Relations

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Jayson Lamchek is a critical scholar with broad interests in the interdisciplinary studies of human rights. At the Australian National University, he conducted Ph.D. research on the persistence of serious human rights abuses in the context of counterterrorism in the Philippines and Indonesia. Jayson obtained his M.A. in Human Rights Practice at the Universities of Roehampton (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Tromso (Norway), where he wrote a thesis on undocumented migrant domestic workers campaigning for rights in the Netherlands. He obtained his M.A. in Public Administration from the International Christian University, Tokyo, and his LL.B. and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He was a recipient of the Endeavour Awards (Australia), Erasmus Mundus (European Commission) and Monbusho (Japan) scholarships.

Jayson had been a public interest lawyer in the Philippines for more than six years as well as a researcher for an environmental and indigenous rights NGO. He also taught at the University of the Philippines, Manila and Diliman.

Representative Publications

1. Forthcoming. Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism: Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia (Cambridge University Press).

2. 2017. "A Mandate for Mass Killings? Public Support for Duterte’s War on Drugs," in Nicole Curato, ed., The Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Duterte’s Early Presidency, Ateneo de Manila University Press and Cornell University Press, pp. 201-220.

3. 2013. "Exercising rights into existence: new human rights strategies by Third World peoples", Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19(1), pp. 175-196.

4. 2009. Asserting Autonomy: LGUs’ Right to Veto Mining, Quezon City: Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center.

5. 2005. Streamlining environmental impact assessment in the Philippines: implications for human rights, Quezon City: Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center. (Co-authored with Ingrid Rosalie L. Gorre)

6. 2002. "The Rule of Force: ‘Legal’ Strategies of Superpower Unilateralism and the United Nations Charter" in Bobby Tuazon,, Unmasking the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialist Hegemony and Crisis, Manila: Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies, pp. 239-269.

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