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Matthias Vanhullebusch

Chenxing Associate Professor
International Law

Office phone: 62932444
Address: 444
Email: mvanhullebusch@icloud.com
Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0585-0429

  • Educational background

    Academic Degrees

    • LL.D. (Summa Cum Laude) (2011)
    University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    • LL.M. (Adv.) Public International Law with International Criminal Law Specialisation (2007)
    Leiden University and Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
    • Master of Arts in International Relations (Magna Cum Laude) (2006)
    Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS) in partnership with Université de Paris Sud-XI (Collège d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires)
    • LL.M. with International Commercial Law Specialisation (Licence en Droit) (2005)
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • LL.B. (Candidate Juris) (2003)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    Professional Degrees

    • Professional Certificate in Negotiation Skills (2018)
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
    • Advanced Training Course in Humanitarian Law and Action (2013)
    International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
    • Basic Generic Training in Civilian Crisis Management (2011)
    Royal Institute for International Relations and Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Professional Certificate in Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Management (2011)
    International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)
    in partnership with Harvard University (Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research)
  • Professional Experience

    Academic Positions

    • Director of Publications (2019 – Present)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies
    • Associate Professor (2015 – Present /Assistant 2012-2015)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, KoGuan Law School
    • Executive Director (2013 – Present)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Asian Law Center
    • Research Fellow in International Criminal Justice (2012)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
    • Research Fellow in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law (2009 – 2010)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, Centre for Law and Conflict
    • Research-Assistant in Islamic Law of War (2009 – 2010)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
    • Research-Assistant in International Law (2007)
    Leiden University and Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

    Editorial Positions

    • Editorial Board Member (2019 – Present)
    Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (ICRC)
    • Associate Editor (2017 – Present)
    Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Brill/Nijhoff)
    • Editor-in-Chief (2015 – Present)
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World (Taylor & Francis)
    • Senior Managing Editor (2013 – Present)
    Asian Journal of Law and Society (Cambridge University Press)
    • Editor-in-Chief (2013 – Present)
    Brill’s Asian Law Series (Brill/Nijhoff)
    • Guest Editor (2012)
    Oxford University Press
    • Assistant-Editor (2008 – 2012)
    Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (Brill/Nijhoff)
    • Assistant-Editor (2006 – 2007)
    Leiden Journal of International Law (Cambridge University Press)

    Visiting Positions

    • Visiting Scholar (2020)
    University of Melbourne, Law School, Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law
    • Visiting Scholar (2019)
    University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
    • Visiting Fellow (2018)
    Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
    • Visiting Fellow (2017)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, School of Law
    • Visiting Professor of International Security (2015)
    Hitotsubashi University, School of International and Public Policy
    • Visiting Professor of International Relations (2014)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of International and Public Affairs
    • Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Law and Policy (2013 – Present)
    International Committee of the Red Cross
    • Visiting Fellow (2013)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Law and Criminology
    • Visiting Professor of International Law (2012)
    University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law
    • Visiting Professor of International Human Rights Law (2009 – 2010)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, School of Law
  • Honors and Awards

    • SJTU President’s Honour Award (2015-2016)
    • KoGuan Law School Deans’ Award (2014, 2015, 2017)
    • SJTU Distinguished Teacher Award (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
    • SJTU Best Teacher Award (2013-2014)
    • Yue Cheng Law Firm Best Teacher Award (2013-2014)
  • Research Interests

    International law, international humanitarian law, law and development, comparative law, Islamic law
  • Research Projects

    Collaborative Projects

    • Marine Law Project (2016-2018)
    • Macau Rule of Law Project (2013-2014)

    Individual Projects

    • The Law of International Humanitarian Relief (2018 – Present)
    • China and International Law: Towards a Relational Normativity (2016-2018)
  • Publications

    Monographs

    • Global Governance, Conflict and China, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018, 448 pages.
    • War and Law in the Islamic World, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015, 281 pages.

    Edited Books

    • Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia: Perspectives from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2016, 523 pages. (Together with Hu, J. and Harding, A. (eds.))
    • East Asia’s Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century: The Future of Legal and Judicial Landscapes in East Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015, 343 pages. (Together with Miyazawa, S., Ji, W., Fukurai, H. and Chan, K.-W. (eds.))
    • Regional Cooperation and Free Trade Agreements in Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, 409 pages. (Together with Hu, J. (eds.))
    • Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Vol. 15, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2009-2010, 379 pages. (Together with Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.))
    • Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Vol. 14, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2007-2008, 460 pages. (Together with Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.))
    • Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Vol. 13, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2006-2007, 490 pages. (Together with Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.))

    Journal Articles

    • “Crime, Discrimination and Freedom in Asia,” Vol. 3 Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018 (Forthcoming).
    • “International Humanitarian Law and Obligations Erga Omnes: Protecting the Humanitarian Conscience,” Vol. 6 Asia-Pacific Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Forthcoming).
    • “China’s Air Defence Identification Zone: Towards the Crystallization of a New International Custom,” Vol. 22 Asian Yearbook of International Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2016, at 293-300.
    • “Patterns and Future Trends of Human Rights Protection in Asia,” in Rehman, J. and Shahid, A. (eds.), Vol. 2 Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018, at 295-305.
    • “Fighting for Self-Determination: On Equality of Peoples and Belligerents,” in Rehman, J. and Shahid, A. (eds.), Vol. 1 Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2017, at 137-165.
    • “The Politics of Prosecution of International Crimes in Sri Lanka,” Vol. 14(5) (2016) Journal of International Criminal Justice, at 1235-1260. (Together with Pushparajah, N.) [Oxford University Press – SSCI-indexed]
    • “Governing Asymmetries on the Battlefield: Towards a Relational Normativity,” Vol. 9(3) (2016) Chinese Journal of International Politics, at 307-348. [Oxford University Press – SSCI-indexed]
    • “China’s Air Defence Identification Zone: Building Security Through Lawfare,” Vol. 16(1) (2016) The China Review, at 121-150. (Together with Shen, W.) [Chinese University Press – SSCI-indexed]
    • “Regime Change, the Security Council and China,” Vol. 14(4) (2015) Chinese Journal of International Law, at 665-707. [Oxford University Press – SSCI-indexed]
    • “Where is the Alchemy? The Experiment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Freeing the Foreign Investment Regime in China,” Vol. 16(2) (2015) European Business Organisation Law Review, at 321-352. (Together with Shen, W.) [Springer/Cambridge University Press – SSCI-indexed]
    • “The Arab League and Military Operations: Prospects and Challenges in Syria,” Vol. 22(2) (2015) International Peacekeeping, at 151-168. [Taylor & Francis/Routledge – SSCI-indexed]
    • “Wars of National Liberation and Non-international Armed Conflicts,” Vol. 12 (2015) ISIL Yearbook of Humanitarian and Refugee Laws, at 1-42.
    • “The International Court of Justice’s Advisory Jurisdiction on Self-determination,” Vol. 1 (2015) Sri Lanka Journal of International and Comparative Law, at 25-48.
    • “Reciprocity under International Humanitarian Law and the Islamic Law of War,” Vol. 11(1) (2015) Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, at 58-87.
    • “The Concepts of Equality before International Law: Human Rights and Women,” Vol. 1(2) (2012) Journal of Law and Social Policy, at 118-142.
    • “Islamic Law and the Responsibility to Protect,” Vol. 4(2) (2010) Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, at 191-209.
    • “When Justice Meets Peace: Reassessing the Relationship between the ICC and the Security Council,” Vol. 1(1) (2008) Issues in International Criminal Justice, at 24-58.
    • “General Principles of Islamic Law of War: A Reassessment,” in Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.), Vol. 13 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2006-2007, at 37-56.
    • “The United States of America’s Global War on Terror in Iraq: International Humanitarian Law Approaches,” CERIS Publications 2006, at 1-76. (www.ceris.be)

    Book Chapters

    • “China, Confucian Time and International Law: A Normative and Behavioural Account,” in Pasquet, L. and Polackova Van der Ploeg, K. (eds.), Time and International Law, Berlin: Springer (Forthcoming).
    • “Dialoguing with Islamic Fighters on International Humanitarian Law: Towards a Relational Normativity,” in Linton, S., McCormack, T. and Sivakumaran, S. (eds.), Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law from and on the Asia-Pacific Region, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, at 654-667.
    • “Mitigating Inequality in the Development of Special Economic Zones in Asia: Risks, Rules and Recipes,” in Chaisse, J. and Hu, J. (eds.), International Economic Law and the Challenges of the Free Zones: Global Regulatory Issue and Trends, Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law, at 101-119.
    • “On Abodes of War and Peace in the Islamic Law of War: Fact or Fiction?,” in de la Rasilla del Moral, I. and Shahid, A. (eds.), International Law and Islam: Historical Explorations, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2019, at 277-308.
    • “China’s Development Banks in Asia: A Human Rights Perspective,” in Nakanishi, Y. (ed.), Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Law: Europe and Asia, Berlin: Springer, 2017, at 193-214.
    • “Finance, Rule of Law and Human Rights in China,” in Hu, J., Vanhullebusch, M. and Harding, A. (eds.), Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia: Perspectives from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2016, at 168-194.
    • “Preface,” in Hu, J., Vanhullebusch, M. and Harding, A. (eds.), Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia: Perspectives from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, at ix-xi.
    • “The Protection and Promotion of Human Rights During (Post-)Conflict Situations: Engaging EU Peacekeepers and NGOs – Lessons for China,” in Zhang, W. (ed.), Human Rights and Good Governance, Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2016, at 326-348.
    • “General Principles of Islamic Law of War: A Reassessment,” in Shah, N. A. (ed.), Islam and the Law of Armed Conflict: Essential Readings, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015, at 37-56.
    • “The Right to Truth and the Legacies of World War II: A Way Forward for China?,” in Miyazawa, S., Ji, W., Fukurai, H., Chan, K.-W. and Vanhullebusch, M. (eds.), East Asia’s Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century: The Future of Legal and Judicial Landscapes in East Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015, at 87-109.
    • “Introduction,” in Miyazawa, S., Ji, W., Fukurai, H., Chan, K.-W. and Vanhullebusch, M. (eds.), East Asia’s Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century: The Future of Legal and Judicial Landscapes in East Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015, at 1-7.
    • “Searching for Human Rights: Free Trade Agreements in Asia,” in Hu, J. and Vanhullebusch, M. (eds.), Regional Cooperation and Free Trade Agreements in Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, at 219-245.
    • “Preface,” in Hu, J. and Vanhullebusch, M. (eds.), Regional Cooperation and Free Trade Agreements in Asia, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, at ix-xvi.
    • “Articles 2-4 and 62, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” and “Articles 1, 5 and 6, Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” in De Hert, P., Flamme, J. and Struyven, O. (eds.), Code of International Criminal Law and Procedure, Annotated, Brussels: Larcier, 2013.

    Book Reviews

    • Vol. 31(2) China Information, 2017:
    Wei Shen, Chinese Business Law: Narrative & Commentary, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, 1007 pages.
    • Vol. 46(2) Hong Kong Law Journal, 2016:
    Guangjian Tu, Private International Law in China, Singapore: Springer, 2016, 192 pages.
    • Vol. 4(2) Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 2014:
    Shah, N. A., Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Armed Conflict in Pakistan, London; New York: Routledge, 2011, 165 pages.
    • Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.), Vol. 15 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2009-2010:
    Baderin, M. A. (ed.), Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na’im, Surrey: Ashgate, 2010, 372 pages.
    • Cotran, E. and Lau, M. (eds.), Vol. 14 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 2007-2008:
    Tucker, J. E., Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 255 pages.
    • Vol. 45 The Military Law and the Law of War Review, 2006:
    Abtahi, H. and Boas, G. (eds.), The Dynamics of International Criminal Justice. Essays in Honour of Sir Richard May, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006, 318 pages.
    Bailleux, A., La compétence universelle au carrefour de la pyramide et du réseau. De l’expérience belge à l’exigence d’une justice pénale internationale, Bruxelles : Bruylant, 2005, 240 pages.
    X., België en het Internationaal Strafgerechtshof: Complementariteit en Samenwerking. Akten van het Colloquium van 17 mei 2004, Brussel: Bruylant, 2005, 330 pagina’s.
  • Courses

    • Global Governance, Conflict and China
    • European Union Foreign Policy
    • Regional Organizations and International Law
    • International Law and Global Orders
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Economic Law
    • Towards a New International Economic Order: Law and Development Perspectives
    • Private International Law in China
    • Practical Skills for International Lawyering
  • Other Professional Activities

    • Co-Rapporteur (2018 – Present)
    International Law Association Study Group on Asian State Practice of Domestic Implementation of International Law
    • Member (2018 – Present)
    International Law Association Committee on Islamic Law and International Law
    • Governor (2018 – Present)
    Development of International Law in Asia (DILA)
    • Moot Judge International Humanitarian Law (2014 – Present)
    International Committee of the Red Cross and Asian Red Cross Societies
    • Coach IHL Moot & Jessup Competition (2012 – 2015)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, KoGuan Law School
    • Member (2012 – Present)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Law and Society Center
    • Member (2012 – Present)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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