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Dr Meagan Wong

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Meagan Wong
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    +44 (0) 1206 876192

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    4SB.5.22, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Dr Meagan Wong joined Essex Law School in October 2016. Dr Wong has a PhD in Public International Law from University of Leiden (2016). While conducting her doctoral research, she held the positions of Visiting D.Phil candidate at University of Oxford; and Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. She has acquired an LLM in Public International Law from University College London (UCL), and an LLB (Hons) Law from Leeds University. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills (City University) and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). Meagan is a generalist public international lawyer with several specialist interests namely, international criminal law, the law on the use of force, the international law of the sea and international environmental law. She has advised governments on various matters of public international law and international criminal law, in particular the crime of aggression, immunities of state officials in foreign jurisdiction, complementarity at the International Criminal Court, and the treaty amendment process to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, as well as technical drafting of domestic legislation in relation to the incorporation of international law. Notably, she participated in an Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Session as an accredited Advisor to a government delegation on matters pertaining to the ratification and implementation of the Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the crime of aggression. Prior to coming to Essex Law School, Meagan has held the following teaching positions: Course Convenor for the LLM module, International Law of the Sea at Queen Mary, University of London (2015-2016), and a guest teacher on LLM modules in International Environmental Law, Law of Natural Resources, International Criminal Law, Law of Treaties at Queen Mary, University of London (2015-2016); Visiting Lecturer at Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul) for their annual summer semester school for four consecutive years where she was the Course Convenor for the following modules: International Criminal Law; The law of the United Nations; Law of Treaties (July 2012-2015). Dr Meagan Wong is currently an Assistant Editor for the Chinese Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press). Dr Wong welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Public International Law Leiden University,

  • LLM in Public International Law University College London,

  • LLB Law University of Leeds,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Criminal Law

The Law on the Use of Force

International Law of the Sea

International Environmental Law

Law of Treaties

Conferences and presentations

The curious case of the crime of aggression

Invited presentation, Seminar in International Law, Bologna, Italy, 9/4/2019

A legal framework for Marine Protected Areas in the High Seas: The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’s legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

London International Boundaries Conference 2019, London, United Kingdom, 3/4/2019

The Crime of Aggression at the International Criminal Court: issues of State responsibility and individual criminal responsibility’

Invited presentation, Grotius Dialogue series, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden, Netherlands, 20/3/2018

Future perspectives on the crime of aggression at the International Criminal Court

Invited presentation, Annual Conference of the Association for Defence Counsel practicising before International Criminal Tribunals at the Hague, Association for Defence Counsel practising before International Criminal Tribunals at the Hague, The Hague, Netherlands, 9/12/2017

'Implementation of international crimes in domestic legislation: practical issues', at Challenges in International Law, Petru Maior, University of Tirgu-Mures, Romania, 18 March 2016.

Invited presentation, Târgu Mureş, Romania, 2016

Individual criminal responsibility for violations of jus ad bellum under customary international law: from Nuremberg to Kampala, at The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law, New Delhi, India, 29 and 30 November 2014 (Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, European University Institute, Peking University)

New Delhi, India, 2014

The victim of the crime of aggression: The interplay between international criminal law, jus ad bellum and jus in bello, atArmed Conflicts & Aggression: Issues of State and Individual Responsibility Visiting Fellows Roundtable Panel, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 14 May 2013

Invited presentation, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Tort Law (LW201)

  • Public International Law (LW902)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Wong, MS., (2019). Claus Kreß and Stefan Barriga (eds), The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary. Journal of Conflict and Security Law. 24 (2), 423-429

Wong, MS., (2016). Ratifying the Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the Crime of Aggression. Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online. 19 (1), 176-215

Wong, MS., (2012). Targeted Killings and the International Legal Framework: With Particular Reference to the US Operation against Osama Bin Laden. Chinese Journal of International Law. 11 (1), 127-163

Book chapters (5)

Wong, MS. and Elias, O., Environmental Impact Assessment. In: Research Handbook on International Environmental Law 2nd edition. Editors: Fitzmaurice, M., Ong, D. and Merkouris, P., . Edward Elgar

Wong, M. and Elias, O., (2018). Our Oceans our livelihoods: The World Bank and Oceans Governance. In: Comprehensive Study on Effective and Sustainable Global Ocean Governance - Report 2: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance. Editors: Attard, D., Fitzmaurice, M. and Ntovas, A., . Oxford University Press. 322- 338

Wong, MS., (2017). United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982. In: Multilateral Environmental Treaties. Editors: Fitzmaurice, M., Tanzi, A. and Papantoniou, A., . Edward Elgar. 145- 165

Wong, MS., (2017). The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic 1992. In: Multilateral Environmental Treaties. Editors: Fitzmaurice, M., Tanzi, A. and Papantoniou, A., . Edward Elgar. 189- 198

Wong, MS., (2015). Individual criminal responsibility for violations of jus ad bellum under customary international law: from Nuremberg to Kampala. In: The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law. Editors: Bergsmo, M., Cheah, WL., Song, T. and Ping, Y., . Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 587- 628

Contact

meagan.wong@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876192

Location:

4SB.5.22, Colchester Campus

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