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 the principle can 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.
Ph.D Candidate in Public International Law, University of Victoria
University of Westminster, London, Master of Laws
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
‘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/
‘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/
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
Dr. Julius F. Schleicher 2022-2023 Graduate Scholarship