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To promote the Rule of Law in the Philippines and the ASEAN region according to the tenets enshrined in the Wall of Inspiration:
“THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE NECESSARILY CONNOTE A RULE OF LAW AND NOT OF MEN AND AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONCEPT OF HUMAN RIGHTS INHERING IN MAN BY VIRTUE OF HIS VERY HUMANITY AND NOT GRANTED TO HIM BY THE STATE AND FEARLESS AND COMMITTED LAWYERS TO SEEK THEIR ENFORCEMENT BY A FREE AND INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY SWORN TO PROTECT AND ENFORCE THE LAW WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR.”
The Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law aims to be the leader and central repository for Rule of Law studies in the Philippines and the ASEAN region.
To attain its Mission, the TCRL anchors itself on 3 foundational Rule of Law Pillars:
Program 1 – Rule of Law and Good Governance.
Program 2 – Rule of Law and the Private Sector.
Program 3 – Rule of Law and Sustainable Development.
In the implementation of the Pillar Programs, the Center will be guided by the following objectives: