法学院

School of Law

Chinese 

Bing Bing JIA, D. Phil. (Oxon.); Professor of International Law

Office Address: Law School, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

Education background

· LL.B., Peking University, 1989

· D.Phil., Oxford University, England, 1995

Concurrent Academic

Current Position (since Nov. 2004):

   Professor of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Legal Practice (since 1996):

1. Legal Consultant, since 2006;

2. Legal Officer, the Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague) (ICTY), 2002-2004;

3. Legal Officer, Trial Chamber III of the ICTY, 2000-2002;

4. Associate legal officer in the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and of  the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), 1998-2000;

5. Law Clerk in the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and ICTR, 1996-1998

Editorial Positions with Journals (since 2002)

1.Member of the Editorial Board, Ocean Development and International Law, Taylor & Francis, 2012- (SSCI);

2.Member of the Peer Review Board, German Yearbook of International Law, 2011-;

3.Member of the Editorial Board, International Review of the Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross and Cambridge University Press, 2011- 2015 (SSCI);

4.Member of the Advisory Board, International Law Review of Wuhan University (Chinese), Wuhan University Press, 2008-;

5.Member of the Editorial Board, Chinese Yearbook of International Law (Chinese), the Chinese Society of International Law and The Knowledge of the World Press, Beijing, 2005-;

6.Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 2005- (SSCI);

7.Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of International Law, Oxford University Press, 2005-; Member of the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of International Law, Chinese Society of International Law and the World Academy Press, 2002- (SSCI);

8.Member of the Editorial Committee of the International Criminal Law Review, Brill Academic Publishers, 2003-

Teaching; Memberships with Academic Societies; Distinctions (since 1998)

1.       July 2016

Lecturer (Special Course), the Hague Academy of International Law;

2.       June 2016

Member, Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law;

3.       May 2015

Doctoral Thesis Supervisor of the Year, Second Prize, Tsinghua University;

4.       May 2015  

“Space Technology” – Chinese Society of International Law Outstanding Research Award 2014, Chinese Society of International Law;

5.       April 2015-

Senior Research Fellow, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights;

6.       April 2015-

Adjunct Professor, China Institute on Boundary and Oceans Studies, Wuhan University;

7.       December 2014-

Deputy Secretary-General, Chinese Society of the Law of the Sea;

8.       September 2014-

Member of the Council, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs;

9.       November 2012: Associate Fellow at the South China Sea Academy of Xiamen University;

10.    August 2011: invited by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, Codification Division to lecture for the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law;

11.    July 2010: “Space Technology” – Chinese Society of International Law Outstanding Research Award 2004-2009, by the Chinese Society of International Law;

12.     June 2010: invited by the Hague Academy of International Law to give a special course in Public International Law in the summer of 2016;

13.     April 2010: the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, the Humboldt Foundation, Germany;

14.     May 2009-

Member (Headquarters) of the International Law Association;

15.    July 2008: lecturer at the XiaMen Academy of International Law, China;

16.    2006-2015

Vice President, the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA);

17.     1998-

Member of the Chinese Society of International Law; Member of the Council, 2008-2012; Member of the Executive Council, 2013-;

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

·General International Law

·International Humanitarian Law

·International Criminal Law

Academic Achievement

Select Publications (in English, unless otherwise indicated; not including 18 commissioned research reports, 18 book reviews, and 4 notes or comments in newspapers)

Books:

1.     Public International Law: Its Interpretation and Application in Time of Peace (Chinese), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, September 2015, pp. 497;

2.     The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective (Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing Jia, eds.), Hart, 2014, pp. 275;

3.     Public International Law: Theory and Practice (Chinese), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, spring 2009, pp. 352;

4.     The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice (joint editor and contributor), Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 1179;

5.     An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2008, pp. 341;

6.     Essays on ICTY Procedure and Evidence in Honour of Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (joint editor and contributor), Kluwer Law International, 2001, pp. 615;

7.     The Regime of Straits in International Law, Oxford University Press,1998, pp. 311;

Articles and book chapters:

8.     “Legacy of the ICTY and ICTR in China”, AJIL Unbound, vol. 110 (2016), pp. 245-250;

9.     “The Two Approaches to the Superior Orders Plea”, in: K. Sellars (ed.), Trials for International Crimes in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016), chapter 10, pp. 248-274;

10.   “Limits in the Seas and a Preliminary Study of Historic Rights in the South China Sea” (Chinese), Law Review (2016, No. 4; Wuhan University Law School, CSSCI), pp. 76-82;

11.  “The Curious Case of Article 281: A ‘Super’ Provision in UNCLOS?” 46 Ocean Development and International Law (2015, No. 4) (SCCI), pp. 266-280;

12.  “The Principle of the Domination of the Land over the Sea: A Historical Perspective on the Adaptability of the Law of the Sea to New Challenges”, 57 German Yearbook of International Law (2014), pp. 63-93;

13.  “The Crime of Aggression as Custom and the Mechanisms for Determining Acts of Aggression”, 109 American Journal of International Law (July 2015; No. 3) (SSCI), pp. 569-582;

14.   “The Terra Nullius Requirement in the Doctrine of Effective Occupation: A Case Study”, in: L. del Castillo (ed.), Law of the Sea, From Grotius to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Caminos (Brill Nijhoff, 2015), chapter 37, pp. 657-673; ?

15.  “A Preliminary Study of the Title to Huangyan Island (Scarborough Reef)”, 45 Ocean Development and International Law (2014) (SSCI), pp. 360-373;

16.  “Chapter 1: General Introductory to International Economic Law”, in: Hu Jiaxiang (ed.), International Economic Law (Chinese), 2nd edn., Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2014, pp. 1-27;

17.  “Four Legal Issues in relation to the South China Sea Arbitration”, M. Hiebert, P. Mguyen, and G. Poling (eds.), Perspectives on the South China Sea: Diplomatic, Legal, and Security Dimensions of the Dispute (CSIS, Rowman & Littlefield, New York, 2014), pp. 70-81;

18.  “The Issue of Admissibility in Inter-State Arbitration”, in: Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing Jia (eds.), The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective (Hart, 2014), pp. 107-135;

19.  “Remarks: China and International Law”, 107 Proceedings of the American Society of International Proceedings (2013), 346-348;

20.  “A Preliminary Examination of the Issue of Non-liquet in International Law”,Chinese Yearbook of International Law (2013; CSSCI) (Chinese), pp. 73-92;

21.   “The Northwest Passage: An Artificial Waterway subject to a Bilateral Treaty Regime?” 44 Ocean Development and International Law (2013; Issue 2) (SSCI), pp. 123-144;

22.   “The Notion of Natural Prolongation in the Current Regime of the Continental Shelf: An Afterlife?” 12 Chinese Journal of International Law (2013) (SSCI), pp. 79-103;

23.  “The Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea: History, Status and Implications” (co-authored with Judge Zhiguo Gao), 107 American Journal of International Law (2013) (SSCI), 98-124; 

24.  “The Issue of Non Liquet in Recent Advisory Proceedings before the ICJ”, in: Seokwoo Lee & Hee Eun Lee (eds.), Northeast Asian Perspectives on International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013), pp. 77-91;

25.  “The Plea of Superior Orders in the Hong Kong Trials”, in: Suzannah Linton (ed.), Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 169-198;

26.  “The Immunity of State Officials for International Crimes Revisited”, 10 Journal of International Criminal Justice (2012) (SSCI), 1302-1321;

27.   “Effect of Legal Issues, Actual or Implicit, upon the Work of the CLCS: Suspensive or without Prejudice?” 11 Chinese Journal of International Law (2012) (SSCI), pp. 107-126;

28.  “The Legacy of the Tokyo Trial in China”, in: Yuki Tanaka, Tim McCormack, Gerry Simpson (eds.), Beyond Victor’s Justice? The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited (Martinus Nijhoff, 2011), pp. 207-225;

29.   “The Synthesis of the Concepts of Sovereignty and the Rule of Law: Reflection on the Contemporary Chinese Approach to International Law”, 53 German Yearbook of International Law (2010), pp. 11-61;

30.   “The Relations between Treaties and Custom”, 9 Chinese Journal of International Law (2010) (SSCI), pp. 81-109;

31.  “In Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie”, 9 Chinese Journal of International Law (2010) (SSCI), pp. 267-269;

32.  “The Independence of Kosovo: A Unique Case of Secession?” 8 Chinese Journal of International Law (2009) (SSCI), pp. 27-46;

33.  “The Right of Appeal in the Proceedings before the ICTY and ICTR”, in: G. Venturini and S. Bariatti (eds.), Individual Rights and International Justice, Giuffrè Editore, Milan, 2009, pp. 413-425 (cited by Judge Pocar of the ICTY in his Partially Dissenting Opinion in the May 2009 Appeal Judgement in the case against Mrksic and Sljivancanin);

34.   “Multiculturalism and the Development of International Criminal Law”, in S. H. Yee and J-Y. Morin (eds.), Multiculturalism and International Law (Essays in Honour of Edward McWhinney), Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009, pp. 629-648;

35.  “The International Criminal Court and Third States”, in: A. Cassese et al. (eds.), The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 160-167;

36.   “The State of the Law of Diplomatic Protection and Some Practical Problems”, Chinese Yearbook of International Law (2008) (Chinese), pp. 3-32;

37.  “Chapter 1: General Introductory to International Economic Law”, in: Hu Jiaxiang (ed.), International Economic Law (Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2008, pp. 1-34;

38.  “The Definition of Terrorism in International Law”, in: ZHAO Bingzhi (ed.), Collection of Essays on Chinese Anti-Terrorism Legislation (Chinese), the University of Public Security Press, Beijing, 2007, pp. 222-230;

39.   “China and the International Criminal Court: Current Situation”, 10 Singapore Yearbook of International Law (2006), pp. 87-97;

40.  Part 3, “General Principles of Criminal Law”, in Roy Lee, Liu Daqun and Ling Yan (eds.), A Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Chinese) (Beijing University Press, 2006), pp. 251-295;

41.  Part 8, “Appeal and Revision”, in: Roy Lee, Liu Daqun and Ling Yan (eds.), A Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Chinese) (Peking University Press, 2006), pp. 643-661;

42.   “The Doctrine of Command Responsibility Revisited”, 3 Chinese Journal of International Law (2004), pp. 1-42;

43.   “Judge Wang Tieya: The Yugoslav Tribunal Experience”, 4 Journal of the History of International Law (2002), pp. 214-220;

44.   “‘Protected Property’ and Its Protection in International Humanitarian Law”, 15 Leiden Journal of International Law (2002), pp. 131-153;

45.   “Is Defective Composition a Matter of Lack of Jurisdiction within the Meaning of Rule 72?” (co-authored with Judge Wang Tieya), in: Essays on ICTY Procedure and Evidence in Honour of Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (ed. by Richard May et al., Kluwer Law International, 2001), pp. 45-53;

46.   “Judicial decisions as a source of international law and the defence of duress in murder or other cases arising from armed conflict”, in International Law in the Post-Cold War World. Essays in Memory of Li Haopei (Routledge Studies in International Law) (eds. by Wang Tieya and Sienho Yee, Routledge, 2001), pp. 77-95;

47.   “The Doctrine of Command Responsibility: Current Problems”, 3 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2000), pp. 131-165;

48.  “The Differing Concepts of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law”, in The Reality of International Law. Essays in Honour of Ian Brownlie (eds. by Guy Goodwin-Gill and Stefan Talmon, Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 243-271;

49.  “Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Theory of Command Responsibility--With Emphasis upon Liability for Failure to Punish”, 45 Netherlands International Law Review (1998), pp. 325-347;

50.   “A Preliminary Study of the Doctrine of Command Responsibility”, Chinese Yearbook of International Law (1997) (Chinese), pp. 186-206;

51.   “A Preliminary Study of the Problem of the Isle of Kolbeinsey”, 66 Nordic Journal of International Law (1997), pp. 301-18;