Marlon Manuel

Senior Advisor, Grassroots Justice Network, Manila, Philippines

Marlon has more than two decades of experience in legal empowerment work, having devoted practically his entire career to social justice and human rights lawyering. He has combined grassroots education activities with active involvement in strategic litigation on human rights and public interest issues, policy reform work on social justice legislation, and justice system reform programs on improving access to justice.

From 2008-2017, Marlon was the Coordinator of the Alternative Law Groups (ALG), a coalition of twenty (20) legal resource NGOs in the Philippines with distinct programs that are primarily concerned with the pursuit of public interest, respect for human rights, and promotion of social justice.  Before joining Namati, he has served as member of the Global Legal Empowerment Network’s Guidance Committee.

Marlon is a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1994.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (Major in Legal Management) from the College of Arts and Sciences of the same university.