Dr. Phil C.W. Chan is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy. He provides in-house legal advice, on international law and global governance, Chinese law and foreign policy, and comparative public law and human rights, for the Institute’s track 1.5 diplomacy with Chinese government officials, and helps liaise with Chinese government and People’s Liberation Army officials and with scholars in China. He has built an international scholarly reputation through his publications over the course of 15 years of research experience, incl. China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order, over 30 original articles in refereed international journals incl. Chinese Journal of International Law, Human Rights Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, Leiden Journal of International Law and Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, and over 15 reference, newspaper and online articles. He is guest editor of two refereed International Journal of Human Rights special double issues, both reprinted as books with Forewords by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Holder of a Ph.D. in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham, he has worked at universities in Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, in law, international relations and Asia-Pacific area studies, incl. as Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University School of Law, Senior Lecturer in Public Law and Global Governance and Director of Postgraduate Programs at Macquarie Law School, Visiting Professor at Xiamen University School of Law, and Pemberton Fellow at Durham’s University College and Global Policy Institute, as well as Baker Botts and South China Morning Post.

On the basis of his research, cited by international bodies incl. the United Nations International Law Commission, he has delivered over 70 invited lectures and seminars at some of the most renowned universities and think tanks incl. Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, SOAS, Tsinghua, Clingendael and RSIS, as well as 12 papers at international conferences, and served as an editorial board member for three refereed journals, peer reviewer for 13 journals and Ph.D. external examiner for Asian and European universities. He has given media interviews to outlets incl. Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Business Review Weekly, Lusa – Agência de Notícias de Portugal, and The Wire (Australian current affairs radio program). His views have been quoted in Asahi Shimbun, MarketWatch, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Straits Times, The Washington Post, and Time.

Publications by Phil C.W. Chan 陳政偉