Many leading intellectual figures on the international legal stage are judges or government officials whose duties prevent them from spending more than a week or so away from home. To gain the benefit of such people in our community, some of whom are former academics, the Hauser Global Law School Program invites them to campus as Distinguished Global Fellows. During their brief visits, the distinguished fellows may participate in selected classes, seminars, colloquia, or other occasional lecture series such as the Distinguished Global Fellows Lecture Series.
2017-2018 Distinguished Global Fellow
Judge Hanqin Xue
Judge of the International Court of Justice (since 2010)
Vice-President of the Court (since 6 February 2018)
Judge Xue obtained her academic degrees from Beijing Foreign Language Studies University (B.A., 1980); Diploma of International Law, Beijing University (1982) and Columbia University School of Law (LL. M, 1983 and J.S.D, 1995). She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from Macau University (2013)
Judge Xue was the Vice-President, Council member, of the Chinese Society of International Law (1997-2013); Board Member of the Chinese Yearbook of International Law (1993-2000); Council member of China Law Socity (1997-2000); President of the Asian Society of International Law (2009-2011); She was Member of the U.N. International Law Commission (2001-2010) and the Chairman of the Commission (2010); Member of the Curitoriam of the Hague Academy of International Law (2010-2016)
Positions currently held
Professor of International Law of Wuhan University School of Law (since 2008); Associate Member and Member, of the Institut de droit international (since 2005), first Vice-President (2017-2019); Member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (since 2014); Member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (since 2017)
Diplomatic posts served
Before elected to the ICJ, Judge Xue served as Deputy Director-General and Director- General, Law and Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China (1994-2003); She was posted to The Hague as the Ambassador of China to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2003-2008); appointed as the first Ambassador of China to ASEAN, Legal Counsel of the Foreign Ministry of China (2008-2010)
Judge Xue has published numerous articles and books on international law, both in Chinese and English. Among her English works are Transboundary Damage in International law, (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Chinese Contemporary Perspectives on International Law—history,culture and international Law (Summer Courses, Hague Academy of International Law, Brill, 2011), Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (Summer Courses, Xiamen Academy of International Law, Brill, 2017).