Dr Phil C.W. Chan is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy. Born and raised in Hong Kong, and holder of Law degrees from the University of Hong Kong, Durham, and the National University of Singapore (Ph.D.), he has worked at universities in Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, as well as Baker Botts, world’s largest energy law practice. He has built an international research profile in areas of China, Asia, public law and human rights, legal anthropology, international law and global governance through his refereed publications over the course of 15 years of research experience – China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (2015), and over 30 original articles in journals including such leading ones as Human Rights Law ReviewLeiden Journal of International Law, and Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. He is guest editor of 2 refereed International Journal of Human Rights special double issues, both reprinted as books with Forewords by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. On the basis of his research, cited by international bodies including 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 including Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, Tsinghua and Clingendael, as well as 12 papers at international conferences, and served as an editorial board member for 3 refereed journals, peer reviewer for 13 journals and Ph.D. external examiner in Law and in East Asian Studies. He is experienced in disseminating his research in reference, newspaper and online articles and in media interviews. His views have been quoted in Asahi ShimbunThe Globe and MailThe New York TimesThe Straits TimesThe Washington Post, and Time, among others.

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