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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. While conducting her doctoral research, she was a Recognised Student (Visiting D.Phil candidate) at University of Oxford (2011-2012), and Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (2012-2013). 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). She has consulted and 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. She has participated in an Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Session as an accredited Advisor to a goverment delegation on matters pertaining tothe 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, Dr Wong has been the Course Convenor for the LLM module, International Law of the Sea at Queen Mary, University of London (2015-2016), and a guest speaker 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). She has also been invited to be a 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.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Criminal Law

The Law on the Use of Force

International Law of the Sea

International Environmental Law

Conferences and presentations

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

Invited presentation, 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, 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)

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, 2013

Teaching and supervision

  • Tort Law (LW201)

  • Public International Law (LW902)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

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 (4)

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, 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

Academic support hours:

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