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Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht

Dr. des. Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht

Doctoral candidate

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Anna Leah Tabios completed a Bachelor of Arts in English studies, majoring in language, at the University of the Philippines. After her graduation in 2005, she studied law at the Ateneo de Manila University Law School and wrote a thesis on asset protection trusts. She earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2009. The following year she passed the Philippine bar examinations and worked as a lawyer, primarily in the fields of administrative, election, civil, and corporate law, until late 2011, when she proceeded to Japan for further studies as a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholar.

In 2012, Anna Leah Tabios graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Kyushu University in Japan. For her LLM thesis, she researched on intergenerational equity in environmental law. In the same year, she received her European Union Graduate Diploma from the European Union Institute in Japan. After completing her degrees, she lectured on human rights and world politics, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and gender studies, as well as a post-graduate class on the United Nations and international organizations, at the Paññāsāstra University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In April 2013, she joined the Rachel Carson Center’s Environment and Society doctoral program and is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Law at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). She is supervised by Prof. Dr. Jens Kersten.

Anna Leah has been a scholar of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Graduate Studies Scholarship Program from June 2013 to the present. In August 2015, she completed her Grundzüge des deutschen Rechts Zertifikat (Certificate on the Fundamentals of German Law) at the LMU and presently lectures on corporate crimes at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt). Her research interests also include state law and the right to information, trusts, and space law.

Dissertation project: Intergenerational Equity in the Aftermath of a Nuclear Disaster (pdf, 64 KB)


Selected publications:

Maria Valeria Berros & Anna Leah Tabios (curators), “Rights of Nature Recognition: Law and Ethics in Dialogue” in Arcadia (2015, forthcoming).

Anna Leah Tabios, “What disaster? The legal and practical implications of Japan’s Secrecy Act on disaster management and safety,” in Revista Esboços, Florianópolis, v. 20, n. 30, p. 90-100 (Brazil: December 2013).

Anna Leah Tabios, “Intergenerational equity: Assessing the future generations’role in environmental protection and standing to sue in cases of environmental harm,”in Kriminologi Indonesia, The Indonesian Journal of Criminology, Vol. 9 No. 1 (Universitas Indonesia: 2013).