XUE, Hanqin

XUE, Hanqin

Vice-President, International Court of Justice

She is Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (since 2010) and Vice-President (since 2018). She obtained 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).

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); Professor of International Law of Wuhan University School of Law (since 2008); President of the Asian Society of International Law (2009-2011). She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from Macau University (2013).

She was Member of the U.N. International Law Commission (2001-2010) and the Chairman of the Commission (2010); Associate Member and Member, of the Institut de droit international (since 2005); Member of the Curitoriam of the Hague Academy of International Law (2010-2016); Member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (since 2014) and Member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (since 2017).

Before elected to the ICJ, Mrs. Xue served as Director-General of the Law and Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China (1999-2003); She served such posts as Ambassador of China to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2003-2008); 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).