Dr. Hao Duy Phan
SJD Program Graduate
Dr. Hao Duy 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” (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012). Dr. Phan’s fields of study and professional expertise include Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Law of the Sea, Law of Treaties, International Dispute Settlement and ASEAN law and policy. Dr. Hao Duy Phan is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore. Prior to joining CIL, he worked as a legal expert at the Department of International Law and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, and a visiting research fellow at the East-West Center in Washington D.C. and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Dr. Hao Duy Phan is the author of many books and articles on various issues of international law. He received a B.A. from the Institute for International Relations of Vietnam and an LL.M. from the University of Notre Dame Law School (summa cum laude). 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.
- Promoting Compliance: The Role of Dispute Settlement and Monitoring Mechanisms in ASEAN Instruments, co-author with Robert Beckman, Leonardo Bernard, Tan Hsien-Li and Ranyta Yusran (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
- Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy, co-editor with S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh and Robert Beckman (Cheltenham-Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2015).
- A Selective Approach to Establishing a Human Rights Mechanism in Southeast Asia: The Case for a Southeast Asian Court of Human Rights (Procedural Aspects of International Law Series, Leiden-Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012).
- Institutional Building for Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: the Role of ASEAN, in Myron Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C. Beckman and Ronan Long (eds), Freedom of Navigation and Globalization 163 (Leiden-Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014).
- Vietnam, in Business and Human Rights in ASEAN: A Baseline Study (Jakarta: Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN, 2013).
- ASEAN’s International Legal Personality and Its Treaty-Making Power, International Organizations Law Review (forthcoming).
- The Asian Way to Settle Disputes, co-author with Tommy Koh, 1 Asian-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 5 (2016).
- State Conduct in Disputed Maritime Areas: The Guyana v. Suriname Case, 54 Indian Journal of International Law 487 (2014).
- Institutional Design and Its Constraints: Explaining ASEAN’s Role in the Temple of Preah Vihear Dispute, 5 Asian Journal of International Law 7 (2015).
- Promoting Compliance: An Assessment of ASEAN Instruments since the ASEAN Charter, 41 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 379 (2014).
- Procedures for Peace: Building Mechanisms for Dispute Settlement and Conflict Management within ASEAN, 20 UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy 47 (2013).
- Towards a Rules-based ASEAN: the Protocol to the ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms, 5 Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation 254 (2013).
- Institutions for the Protection of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: A Survey Report, 31 Contemporary Southeast Asia 468 (2009).
- Reparations to Victims of Gross Violation of Human Rights: The Case of Cambodia, 4 East Asia Law Review 277 (2009).
- A Blueprint for a Southeast Asian Court of Human Rights, 10 Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 385 (2009).
- The Evolution towards an ASEAN Human Rights Body, 9 Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law 1 (2008).
- A Review of the Legal Framework for Human Rights Protection in Viet Nam, 8 Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law 20 (2007).
- The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case, The Diplomat (29 September 2016).
- Why a ruling that cannot be enforced still matters?, The Straits times (16 July 2016).
- South China Sea Ruling on Dispute is No Cause for Gloom, The Straits times (30 January 2016).
- Book Review: ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action, 41 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 651 (2015).
- Resolving the Dispute over Pedra Branca: Lessons Learned for Viet Nam in the East Sea Disputes, 98 International Studies Journal 65 (2014) (in Vietnamese).
- The ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights and Beyond, 40 Asia-Pacific Bulletin (2009).
- The Evolution towards an ASEAN Human Rights Body, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2008.
- 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.
- Non-traditional Security Issues and International Law, Diplomatic Research Fellows Program Series, University of Hong Kong, September 2006.
- 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.
- Non-traditional Security Issues and International Law, Diplomatic Research Fellows Program Series, University of Hong Kong (2006).
- International Law against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,” International Studies Journal, No. 17, Vol. 12, December 2005.
- International Law against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, 12 International Studies Journal (2005).