Nationality
China
Year of election
2001
Year of titular member
2005
Commission

Function(s)

Permanent Observer to the United Nations for the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization

Area(s) of Expertise

Public international law

  • International organizations
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Peacekeeping
  • Multilateral treaties
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Human rights law
  • International humanitarian law

Biography

  • Permanent Observer to the United Nations for the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization since 2008.
  • Professor, Columbia Law School (1997-2015).
  • Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2006-2016).
  • Executive Secretary, UN Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court
  • Secretary, the International Law Commission and the Sixth Committee; Director, Codification Division; Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel, United Nations (1973-2019)

 

Selected publications

  • Swords Into Plowshares: Building Peace Through the United Nations, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2006
  • States’ Responses to Issues Arising from the ICC Statute: Constitutional, Sovereignty, Judicial Cooperation and Criminal Law, 2005, Transnational publisher
  • The International Criminal Court: Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Editor and contributor, Transnational Publications, December 2000
  • The International Criminal Court, The Making of the Rome Statute: Issues, Negotiations and Results, Editor and contributor, Kluwer/UNITAR (1999).
  • Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice, Nijhoff/UNITAR (1997), coedited with Cornie Peck
  • New Directions in the Law of the Sea: Global Developments, with Mori Hayashi, Oceana Publications, (1996– -)
  • New Directions in the Law of the Sea: Regional Developments, with Mori Hayashi , Oceana Publications (1995–)
  • Manual on Space Law, 4 volumes, edited with N. Jasentuliana, Oceana Publications (1979)

 

Articles:

  • Operational Factors affecting treaty interpretation, Asian Academy of international law and Chinese Society of International law (forthcoming 2017) 1-11pp.
  • An International Normative Framework for Democratization, in Building Democracy from Manilar to Doha: the Evolution of the Movement of New or Restored Democracies, published by Helsinki Process Publication series 2006, pp. 41-132.
  • Making the International Conference on New or Restored Democracies More Effective and Efficient, ICNRD-6, April 2006.
  • Best Practices of Democratization, Mongolia, 5th International Conference on New or Restored Democracies, 2003.
  • The Rwanda Tribunal, in Leiden Journal of International Law, vol.9, No. 1, 1996, pp. 37-61.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping: Development and Prospects in Symposium: Peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding, the Role of the United Nations in Global Conflict, in Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 28, No. 3, 1995, pp. 619-629.
  • Rule-making in the United Nations:  Opinio Communitatis, in  Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University, vol. 27, No. 3, 1995, pp. 571-576.
  • Legal Developments in the United Nations: The Emergence of inter-organizational Institutions in Asian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 4, 1995, pp. 227-236.
  • The Reach and Relevance of International Law: Legal Framework for Multilateral
  • Action, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science
  • Association, 2 September 1994.  New York in ASIL Bulletin, No. 5, November 1994.
  • Making International Law More Relevant: Dispute Settlement, Legal Advising and Public Awareness : paper presented at the 1994 International Law Weekend to be published in International Practitioners Notebook (special issues) 1994.
  • Administration of Treaties by the United Nations: Why not? in International Practitioners Notebook (special issues) 1995.
  • How Can States Be Enticed to Settle Disputes Peacefully? in Friedenserhaltende und­ schaffende Massnahmen: Die Universale Option (Möglichkeiten, Erfordemisse und Probleme im Rahmen der Vereinten Nationen) (Peacekeeping and peacemaking measures: the universal option (possibilities, necessities and problems of the United Nations) Part C, vol. 6, ed. by W. Kuhne, Ebenhausen, Germany 386 pp. at pp. 269-­292.