SISON-ARROYO, Nina Patricia D.

Full Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 899-7691 ext. 2411

Nina Patricia D. Sison-Arroyo has extensive experience in advocating for the promotion and protection of human rights in national laws and policies, and conducting training for government agencies, civil society organizations, and vulnerable groups on relevant laws and procedures.  She represents the poor and disadvantaged in criminal cases involving violence against women and children, sexual abuse, human trafficking, child labor, and children in conflict with the law. She is also a practitioner in family law litigation, including adoption, custody, and annulment. After taking the bar examinations in 1997, she joined Quisumbing Torres (associated with Baker & McKenzie) as an associate.  She later served as the Director of International Justice Mission's Field Office in Manila prior to her full-time enagement with Ateneo Law School.  

She has published several articles and books on human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and child labor. 

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Promotion and protection of human rights, with specialization on children's rights
  • Legislative advocacy involving child rights issues, such as child labor, child trafficking, children in conflict with the law and child pornography
  • Prosecution of cases involving trafficking in persons, sexual abuse and exploitation, violence against women and children
  • Family law 

Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1998)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, International Justice Mission, Washington D.C. (since 2014)
  • Recipient, The Outstanding Paulinian Award Series (TOPAS), St. Paul University Quezon City, Philippines (2014)
  • Recipient, Making A Difference for Women Awards, Soroptimist International of Makati, Philippines (2007)
  • Grantee, International Visitor Program, United States of America (2006)
  • Recipient, Ninoy Aquino Fellowship Award for Public Service, 17th Annual Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Fellowship for Professional Development, Embassy of the United States of America, in recognition of efforts to combat trafficking in persons and bring perpetrators to justice (2006)

Courses Taught: 
  • Persons and Family Relations
  • Children's Rights
  • Conflict Resolution in Family Disputes
Research Interest: 

Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (1997); Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Ateneo de Manila University (1993)