S.J.D. Program Graduates

DR. HAO DUY PHAN
S.J.D. Program Graduate

Dr. Hao Phan successfully earned his S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in the Spring of 2009. His dissertation was entitled “A Selective Approach to Establishing a Human Rights Mechanism in Southeast Asia: The Case for a Southeast Asian Court of Human Rights.” Dr. Phan’s fields of study and professional expertise include: International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law, Law of the Sea, and Law of Treaties. His professional experience includes: serving on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam (2004 – present); Interning with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2007); serving on the Ministry of Information and Culture of Vietnam (2003 – 2004), and employment as a Legal Expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam. Dr. Phan is fluent in English, French, and Vietnamese.  

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2009
LL.M. summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2007
B.A., Academic Honors: Excellent, Vietnam Institute for International Relations, 2003

Academic Honors and Achievements

University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Research Assistant, 2007
University of Notre Dame Law School, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Full Scholarship, 2006 – 2007
University of Hong Kong, Center of Asian Studies, Research Fellow, 2005
World University Service, Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievements, 2005
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Merit Award for Excellent Academic Achievements, 2002
Presentation: “A Selective Approach to Establishing a Human Rights Mechanism in Southeast Asia: The Case for a Southeast Asian Human Rights Court”, research paper presented at the Inaugural Asian Society of International Law Young Scholars Workshop, National University of Singapore, September 2008.
Presentation: “Non-traditional Security Issues and International Law”, presented at the Policy Research Workshop on Regional Governance and Non-traditional Security, University of Hong Kong, November 2005.

Publications

1. The Evolution towards an ASEAN Human Rights Body, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2008.
2. A Review of the Legal Framework for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2007.
3. Non-traditional Security Issues and International Law, Diplomatic Research Fellows Program Series, University of Hong Kong, September 2006.
4. Annual Series of International Treaties in Force with respect to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” (co-editor), Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Politics Publisher, 2006.
5. International Law against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,” International Studies Journal, No. 17, Vol. 12, December 2005.

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