Professor of International Law, Doshisha University (Kyoto)
Professor of International Law, at the Graduate School and the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto, since 2007. He received LL.M, from Graduate School of Law, Doshisha University in 1995. Areas of his academic interests are: International Humanitarian Law, Law of Naval Warfare, and International Criminal LawHe has contributed to many books and journals including Japanese Yearbook of International Law, and Journal of International Law and Diplomacy (published by the Japanese Society of International Law) and Japanese Yearbook of International Law. His latest publications in English include "Between Consented and Un-Contested Occupation" Israel Law Review Vol.51, No.3 (2018), to which the Israel Law Review Prize 2018 was awarded. He has cooperated with the Regional Delegate of the ICRC for the Southeast Asia and the Tokyo Office for many years. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Lauterpacht Center for International Law, the University of Cambridge, 2002-2003.
Dr Monique Cormier is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New England School of Law in New South Wales, Australia where she teaches Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. Her primary research interests include jurisdiction and immunities in international law and legal issues relating to extended nuclear deterrence. Recent publications include The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over Nationals of Non-States Parties (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and ‘Can Australia Join the Nuclear Ban Treaty without Undermining ANZUS?’ (Melbourne University Law Review, 2020, co-authored with Anna Hood).
Monique has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Laws from Columbia University, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Adelaide. She is currently Treasurer of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.
Alberto Costi is a Professor of Law at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. He has published widely in public international law, including use of force, the law of armed conflict, transitional justice and human rights, and in international environmental law, including environmental justice, climate migration, and climate change. He has published over eighty books, book chapters and journal articles, spoken at numerous international conferences, and commented widely in the media and before parliamentary committees in these areas. Recent publications include the editorship of the first ever textbook on international law from a New Zealand perspective (Public International Law: A New Zealand Perspective (LexisNexis, 2020)) as well as the joint editorship of “In the Eye of the Storm” – Reflections from the Second Pacific Climate Change Conference (SPREP, VUW and NZACL, 2020). Alberto serves on the editorial board of ten journals, including Environmental Policy and Governance, the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law and the Revue Québécoise de Droit International. He is the President of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law and Secretary-General of the International Law Association New Zealand Branch, and sits on the New Zealand International Humanitarian Law Committee.
He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; completed a German Humboldt Fellowship at Frankfurt University, Germany; and received an LLM from China University of Politics and Law and an LLB from Zhengzhou University, China. His recent research focuses on migration laws and policies. He is the Migration Research and Publishing High-Level Adviser and the member of Migration Research Leaders Syndicate for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Migration.
He is the author of many academic monographs, papers, and research reports including The Right to Leave and Return and Chinese Migration Law (Brill Nijhoff) and Chinese Immigration Law (Ashgate), Chinese Policy on Readmission (Repatriation) of Illegal Migrants (International Organization of Migration) and Chinese Refugee Law (Brill Nijhoff). He hosted over thirty academic research projects regarding immigration law and policy from the Chinese governmental authorities and international organizations including the IOM, UNHCR, ILO, UNACT and EU.
Head of Legal Department, International Committee of the Red Cross Philippines
Georgia is the Head of the Legal Department for the ICRC in the Philippines. She previously served as the Regional Legal Adviser for the ICRC in the Pacific, based in Australia and covering 16 countries across the region.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Georgia worked in the Office of International Law, Australian Attorney-General's Department, advising the Australian Government on public international law including international humanitarian and human rights law, and international criminal law. She practiced as a solicitor in commercial law in Brisbane, Sydney and Singapore, and has also served as a Reservist Officer with the Australian Army.
Georgia holds a Master of Laws in International Law (Distinction) from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University and is admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
BA LLB (Hons) (VUW), MA (Bochum), LLM (Geneva), PhD (Melbourne)
Dr Marnie Lloydd is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington. She is an international lawyer whose principal field of expertise is international law related to armed conflict and the protection of civilians. Marnie teaches and researches in the areas of humanitarian law and policy, forced migration, foreign fighting and counterterrorism, and legal ethics. Her academic work builds on fifteen years in the international humanitarian sector, primarily working as a Delegate and Legal Advisor with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in countries suffering armed conflict. She has also provided expert legal consultation to the UNHCR and managed international legal research projects for the European Centre for Minority Issues in Germany. Marnie is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. She is a member of New Zealand’s National IHL Committee, Associate-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, and sits on the Editorial Committee of the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law.
Served as Judge, International Criminal Court at The Hague (2015-21). Presiding Judge in the first ICC trial on the war crime of attacking religious and historical heritage. Sat in cases involving child soldiers and forced marriages. Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague). Judge, Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal (Manila). Elected to the Institut de Droit International (2021). LLM (1986), SJD (1990), Harvard. Diploma, The Hague Academy of International Law (1987). Professor of Law (since 1984) and Law Dean (1999-2005), University of the Philippines. Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, Nippon Foundation (2012). Visiting appointments at Harvard and the universities of Melbourne, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico. Lectured at the Hague Academy of International Law, International Committee of the Red Cross, and U.N. Audio-Visual Audiovisual Library of International Law.
Jan has had various assignments as ICRC legal adviser since 2010, namely in Ethiopia, East Asia, Ukraine and at the Headquarters in Geneva and as an ICRC delegate (2001-2010) in countries like Iraq, Georgia, Colombia, Zambia, Russia and Afghanistan.
Before joining the ICRC, Jan was trained and worked as a lawyer in his native Germany (1997-2001). He studied law at Ruprecht Karls Universität (Heidelberg) and Université de Genève (1991-1997) and received his doctoral law degree from Europa Universität Viadriana (Frankfurt Oder) in 2009. From 2018 to 2020, he was one of the two Managing Editors of the Asia-Pacific Journal of IHL. He published, among others, the book ‘Killing in a Gray Area between Humanitarian Law and Human Rights’ in 2010 (Springer, Heidelberg).
Matthias Vanhullebusch (PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; LL.M. (Adv.), Leiden) is Chenxing Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Asian Law Center at the KoGuan School of Law of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2012. He has an expertise in international law with a regional focus on the Middle East and Asia. He is the Senior Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Law and Society (Cambridge University Press), Editor-in-Chief of Brill’s Asian Law Series (Brill/Nijhoff) and the Routledge Studies on Asia in the World (Taylor & Francis), and Associate Editor of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Brill/Nijhoff). He is the Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Asian State Practice of Domestic Implementation of International Law. He is a Visiting Professor on various training programmes organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross across Asia. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Summer 2018), the Oxford Institute for Ethics and Law of Armed Conflict (Summer 2019) and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law, University of Melbourne (Spring 2020). His latest monographs include: War and Law in the Islamic World (Brill/Nijhoff, 2015) and Global Governance, Conflict and China (Brill/Nijhoff, 2018), The Law of International Humanitarian Relief in Non-International Armed Conflicts (Brill/Nijhoff, 2021).
Joonkoo Yoo is a Professor of the Korea National Diplomat Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and concurrently serves the inviting professor of GSIS of Yonsei University. He has been a member of advisory committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Defence (MOD), and Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE). He currently specializes in international law focusing on Science and Technologies Security and has served as a legal adviser for the cyber security UNGGE/OEWG, LAWS GGE. He served as Deputy Director of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Seoul Summit. Before teaching, Dr. Yoo was a legal adviser specializing in International Trade and Defence Acquisition with Aitken, Berlin & Brooman in Washington D.C..
Professor Casis received his LL.M. (2010) from Columbia University, specializing in International Law, Climate Change Law and Environmental Law. He earned the distinction of being a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (magna cum laude equivalent).
He has been teaching at UP Law since 2005 and became a full-time faculty member since 2008. He teaches International Humanitarian Law and International Environmental Law in the LLM and Public International Law in the JD programs of UP Law. He is the Director of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center. He is an editor of the Philippine Yearbook of International Law, the publication of the Philippine Society of International Law where he also serves as Executive Director. He is the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law. He is also the State Volume Editor for the Asian Yearbook of International Law. Aside from many published journal articles, Prof. Casis has written law treatises on the Law on Torts and Quasi-Delicts, the Law on Damages, Agency Law, Partnership Law and the Law on Contracts. He
is also a member of the International Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy and Co-Convenor of the International Criminal Law interest group of the Asian Society of International Law.
Regional Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
Ms. Sahar Haroon joined the ICRC in 2017 and is currently the Regional Legal Adviser for Southeast Asia and Japan based in Jakarta. Previously, she was a Legal Adviser with the ICRC’s Delegation in Islamabad. Sahar has also worked as a Legal Adviser at the headquarters in Geneva covering the Near and Middle East.
Prior to 2017, Sahar received her formal education from Pakistan and worked with the Research Society of International Law, a think tank in Pakistan while simultaneously consulting for the ICRC since 2016.
Since August 2020, she is also one of the two Managing Editors for the Asia-Pacific Journal of IHL and has written on pertinent issues of IHL, including on cyber warfare and protection of healthcare and the medical mission.
Research Associate, National University of Singapore Centre for International Law
Maria Pia V. Benosa is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore. Prior to this she was a Law Reform Specialist for the University of the Philippines Law Centre’s Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea and has acted as legal adviser to key Philippine government offices on maritime security and the protection of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. She obtained her LL.M. in National Security Law, and a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Centre in 2018 under a Fulbright Foreign Student Program grant. In 2017, she held the Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe Fellowship at the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. Ms. Benosa also taught Public International Law and Local Government courses at the UP College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.
Joan Paula Deveraturda currently serves as the Assistant Editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law. She has a Master of Laws in International Security degree from the Australian National University and a Master of Human Rights and Democratisation degree (MHRD European Commission scholarship) from the University of Sydney. She received her Juris Doctor degree (Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence) from the University of the Philippines College of Law, and her AB in Communications with a minor in Japanese Studies from Ateneo de Manila (Cum Laude). She has previously worked in the Philippine Supreme Court as a Court Attorney and teaches Special Issues in International Law and Torts and Damages in Far Eastern University Institute of Law in the Philippines.