It was a pleasure to participate in this year’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week in my TEC capacity. I have shared some reflections on our sessions here. The UNFCCC news item is here. (From the session on “Unlocking green hydrogen’s potential in the Asia Pacific”)
My recent article for the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter is online here.
My review of One Road, Many Dreams: China’s Bold Plan to Remake the Global Economy, by Daniel Drache, A.T. Kingsmith and Duan Qi, has been published on the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter site. It’s a very interesting book on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, well worth reading and still relevant, despite being published in late 2019.
In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and theory of the law of international organisations. Many thanks to Peter for an interesting and … Continue reading Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law
Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal services, the jurisdictions welcoming change & the legal Luddites resisting it. We also discussed the … Continue reading Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation
It was great to speak with my colleague Liu Yue for the latest episode of Legal Frontiers. Yue shares his experience working with refugees and asylum seekers at Asylum Access Thailand, and we also discussed recent developments in refugee law in the US & the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legal Frontiers · Refugee … Continue reading Podcast: Refugee law, asylum justice & closed borders
Yesterday Peking University's School of Transnational Law held a virtual Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020. Details are online here. Here is my message of congratulations to the Class of 2020. They are graduating at an extremely challenging time but are, I trust, well prepared for the times ahead.
In the second episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, STL colleague Susan Finder and I discuss China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), and key SPC developments in 2020: The SPC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various aspects of judicial modernization, the China International Commercial Court within the SPC, and the SPC’s “Opinion on … Continue reading Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020
This month Peking University's School of Transnational Law hosted on conferences on soft law and on the topic of facts and evidence, in which I was pleased to participate. The workshop on "The Use of Soft Law by National Courts and Public Authorities: An EU-China Comparison" was held in cooperation with the China-EU School of … Continue reading STL conferences on soft law & evidence
The Chinese Journal of International Law has published my review of the recent book "China's International Investment Strategy" edited by Julien Chaisse. The review is online here.