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Quoc Tan Trung Nguyen

PhD Candidate in Public International Law, University of Victoria

I was admitted to the UVIC Faculty of Law in 2020 as a PhD candidate during the peculiar time of COVID. My PhD thesis focuses on the principle of non-recognition against unlawful situations (let's say the Israeli occupation of Palestine as an example), addressing the debates on whether it should be considered a legal obligation; when can the principle be applied; its historical practice; legal components and related issues.

In 2017, I was awarded the Full International Merit Scholarship from the University of Westminster to study Public International Law. My thesis revolves around the question of military intervention by invitation, challenging the current dominant belief that the incumbent governments possess unlimited power to invite intervention. The thesis is published in the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, OUP - https://doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krz004.

I am a legal advisor for several Vietnamese NGOs working on human rights and democratisation.

Experience

  • –present
    Ph.D Candidate in Public International Law, University of Victoria

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Westminster, London, Master of Laws

Publications

  • 2022
    Human Right Concerns in Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Law: From International Discourse to a Comparative Perspective , Journal of Human Rights Practice, huac007, https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huac007
  • 2021
    ‘Occupant’ Status for China in South China Sea Islands?, Opinio Juris / http://opiniojuris.org/2021/04/17/occupant-status-for-china-in-south-china-sea-islands/
  • 2020
    ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Hong Kong: What should the Mainland do?, Cambridge International Law Journal Blogspot / http://cilj.co.uk/2020/08/11/responsibility-to-protect-hong-kong-what-should-the-mainland-do/
  • 2019
    Rethinking the Legality of Intervention by Invitation: Toward Neutrality, Journal of Conflict and Security Law / Journal article DOI: 10.1093/jcsl/krz004

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Graduate Fellowship
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    University of Victoria
  • 2020
    Doctoral Fellowship
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    University of Victoria
  • 2017
    Full International Merit Scholarship
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    University of Westminster