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):

University 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 journal);

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, since 2012);

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, since 2012);

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, since 2008);

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.    August 2015

Director, Institute of the International Law of the Sea, China Centre for Collaborative Studies on the South China Sea, Nanjing University; Adjunct Professor, Nanjing University;

2.    May 2015-  

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

3.    April 2015-

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

4.    April 2015-

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

5.    December 2014-

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

6.    September 2014-

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

7.    December 2013: Inaugural Member of the Executive Council, International Society of Public Law (Florence, Italy);

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

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

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

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

12.   April 2010: conferment of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Humboldt Foundation, Germany;

13.   May 2009-

Member (Headquarters) of the International Law Association;

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

15.   2006-2012

Vice President, the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA), elected 15 September 2006; re-elected June 2012 for the term of 2012-2016;

16.   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 13 commissioned research reports, 17 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. “The Curious Case of Article 281: A ‘Super’ Provision in UNCLOS?” 46 Ocean Development and International Law (2015, No. 4) (SCCI), pp. 266-280;

9. “Limits in the Seas and a Preliminary Study of Historic Rights in the South China Sea” (Chinese), Law Review (2015, No. 6; Wuhan University Law School, CSSCI), forthcoming;

10. “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;

11. “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;

12. “The Two Approaches to the Superior Orders Plea”,in: K. Sellars (ed.), Trials for International Crimes in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2015), chapter 10,pp. 248-274;

13. “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;?

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

15. “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;

16. “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;

17. “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;

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

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

20. “  “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;

21. “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;

22. “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), pp.98-124; 

23. “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;

24. “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;

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

26. “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;

27. “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;

28. “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;

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

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

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

32. “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);

33. “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;

34.“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;

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

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

37.  “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;

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

39. 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;

40. 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;

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

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

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

44. “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;

45. “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;

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

47. “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;

48. “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;

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

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