The Claudio Teehankee Foundation, Inc. (formerly: Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Memorial Foundation, Inc.) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on November 20, 1990 in memory of the late Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee. It is not a family foundation. It operates a library cum museum of articles, books, manuscripts and other materials relating to the life of the late Chief justice and to promote and uphold the Rule of Law in the Philippines and the ASEAN Region through its various projects. Its main office is located at 4/F Ateneo de Manila Law School, #20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. The foundation has 2 regular staff, 3 part-time staff, 4 volunteers and 12 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to reclaim for the Philippines its rightful role in the area of academic scholarship and research by being the leader and repository for Rule of Law studies in the Philippines and the ASEAN Region; and to engage in projects for the protection of Justice, advancement of the cause of human rights and the encouragement of legal assistance for the rights of the needy and to establish a fund for legal education, scholarships and professorial chairs. The Foundation’s programs now focus on the Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law; Legal Research and Publications; and Scholarship.
It was certified for one (1) year on December 10, 2012 and which ended on November 23, 2013. It was again granted a one year certification on October 28, 2015 and ended on May 7, 2016.