Dr Monique Cormier is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law in Melbourne, Australia where she teaches Criminal Law and International 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.
Professor Borhan Uddin Khan is currently a Professor in the Department of Law, University of Dhaka and Advisor, Adjunct Professor and head of the Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, (2006-2010) and the former Chairman of the Department of Law (2015-2017), University of Dhaka.
Borhan is one of the founder members of the Asian Society of International Law. He is currently a member of its Board of Advisors and a former Vice President (2013-2015). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of International Law. His areas interest include: International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Legislative Drafting and Codification of Laws. As consultant of the Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, he codified the laws of Bangladesh Code (1939-2005), published in 2007 as The Bangladesh Code (Vols. IX-XXXVI). His co-edited book Revisiting the Geneva Conventions: 1949-2019 (Brill Nijhoff, with Jahid Bhuiyan) is forthcoming in 2019.
He recently received “The LSE Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Award’ (2016-2017) from the London School Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt is Professor at the Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo. At the University, she is also Director of the International Law Training and Research Hub, and Director of the Research Center for Sustainable Peace. She serves as Secretary at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). Her main areas of research and publications are human rights, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), United Nations (UN) Peace Operations, in particular UN Police, the rule of law, and accountability. She coaches student teams on IHL and human rights. Her publications include: Holding UNPOL to Account: Individual Criminal Accountability of United Nations Police Personnel (Brill, 2017).
She served as a member of the UN Police Doctrinal Development Group, which drafted the doctrinal framework for the UN Police in 2016-2017. Prior to that, she worked as Human Rights Officer for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and at the headquarters, Assistant to the Executive Director of the Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste, Associate Protection Officer at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sri Lanka, Public Information and Community Outreach Officer at the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor, and Human Rights Officer in the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).
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.Author: (forthcoming, BRILL Nijhoff, 2021) (https://brill.com/view/title/60849).
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).
Kelisiana Thynne is currently Head of the Legal Department in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s delegation in Manila, where she advises on the legal issues associated with the armed conflicts in the Philippines. Previously she was in the ICRC’s Operational Law Unit in Geneva advising and research on the legal and humanitarian issues in the aftermath of conflict. Before that she was in the Advisory Services, working on implementation of IHL into domestic law, covering a range of thematic files such as sexual violence, protection of the natural environment, counterterrorism, weapons and responsible arms transfers. From 2014-2018, she was in Kuala Lumpur as ICRC Regional Legal Adviser, covering South East Asia and Japan. Prior to that, she was with ICRC as Legal Advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan, and as Regional Legal Advisor for the Pacific.
Kelisiana has worked for the Australian government as the Director of Capability and Research Manager at the Australian Civil-Military Centre and as a Senior Legal Officer in the Office of International Law of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. She has a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate on the Law of the Sea through the University of Wollongong.
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.
Prof. Michael T. Tiu, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law. He is concurrently the Head of the International Criminal Law Program of the UP Institute of International Legal Studies and the Head of the UP Law Center Information and Publication Division.
Prof. Tiu is a legal consultant with the United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime (ODC), under the UN Joint Programme for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Philippines (JPHR). He is also consultant of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on gender policy and its committees on the revision of rules, and has also been a Consultant of the Commission on Human Rights on matters involving international human rights standards. He serves as a member of the Philippine Working Group on Business and Human Rights (BHR), having conducted BHR trainings for several of the largest publicly listed companies in the Philippines.
Chester is currently working towards his Juris Doctor degree at the University of the Philippines College of Law. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Before pursuing his law studies, he worked for Parabukas as the firm’s Communications Officer and now serves as a fellow. Prior to that, he served as the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo with its Media and Public Relations Division.