Biography

Xiao Mao is a Dphil research student at the University of Oxford, and a Tutor in Public International Law. She is a 2018 Chinese Rhodes Scholar. Her research is supervised by Professor Dan Sarooshi QC. 

She holds degrees from University of Oxford (Mphil), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Msc), University College London (LLM, dist) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (LLB, dist). 

She devotes herself to international legal research and practice in some other roles, e.g. as a judicial fellow for the International Court of Justice (nominated by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2021-2022), as a research associate for an international Pro-bono Law Firm (Public International Law and Policy Group), as an event-coordinator and a researcher for an NGO (Chinese Initiative on International Law), as a researcher for the Centre for Tokyo Trial Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Centre for International Criminal Justice at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is an assistant editor for Chinese Journal of International Law and Asian Journal of Law and Society, and an editor for Amsterdam Law Forum. She also serves as a co-convenor of Chinese Law Discussion Group

Besides the Rhodes Scholarship, her study and research were sponsored by a number of scholarships and awards, such as the VUFP/Orange Tulip Scholarship awarded by the Netherlands Education Support Offices, National Scholarship awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, KoGuan Scholarship (twice), Chun-Tsung Scholarship, and Top 1% Excellent Bachelor Thesis, etc. 

Her research interest lies in public international law, international dispute settlement, international criminal law and war law. 


毛晓,牛津大学国际法方向博士研究生,牛津大学国际公法课助教(Tutor)。她也是2018年中国大陆地区罗德奖学金获得者之一。导师为Dan Sarooshi 教授。

她拥有牛津大学法学研究型硕士(Mphil,或译为“副博士”)、阿姆斯特丹自由大学国际犯罪与犯罪学理学硕士(Msc)、伦敦大学学院国际法硕士(优异)(LLM(dist.))学位,以及上海交通大学法学学士学位(上海市优秀毕业生)。

她致力于涉及国际法的各类研究和实践。她入选了2021-2022年度国际法院法官助理项目,除此之外,她还担任国际公益律所Public International Law and Policy Group担任研究员和兼职专家,在非政府组织国际法促进中心参与活动协调和国际法研究,在上海交通大学东京审判研究中心和阿姆斯特丹自由大学国际刑事正义中心参与国际刑法研究,并担任Amsterdam Law Forum的编辑,Asian Journal of Law and Society和Chinese Journal of International Law等英文期刊的助理编辑。她目前还是牛津大学“中国法讨论小组”的共同召集人之一。

她曾在多个学术会议报告论文,在硕士研究生期间即在《上海交通大学学报》、Chinese Journal of International Law、 Journal of East Asia and International Law等中、英文核心期刊上发表学术论文多篇。除了罗德奖学金之外,她的学习和研究曾获得诸多其他奖项的鼓励,如荷兰橙色郁金香奖学金、国家奖学金、凯原奖学金(连续两年)、“䇹政”学者(李政道夫妇设立以鼓励本科生以学术为业)、上海交通大学本科前1%优异学士毕业论文等。

她的研究兴趣包括国际公法、国际争端解决、国际刑法、战争法等。

 

 

Publications

Journal Article (6)

X. Mao, 'Substantive or Jurisdictional? The Tokyo Charter and the Legality Challenge at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East' (2018) 11 Journal of East Asia & International Law
The legacies of Tokyo Trial have been overlooked and questioned partly because prosecuting aggression was allegedly a violation of the principle of legality. This essay argues that the trial should not be overlooked for this reason because the legality debate at the trial provides insights into the interplay between the principle of legality and sources of international criminal law. Besides the majority judgment, some minority opinions could shed light on the nature of the Tokyo Charter by distinguishing between jurisdiction and applicable law and link the issue to the legality challenge. Although the Tokyo Charter was formally different from the Nuremberg Charter, both of them are substantive in nature so that the tribunals were allowed not to address the legality challenge. In addition, prosecuting aggression was arguably not a violation of the principle of legality because this principle, at that time, did not bind ex post facto legislation against international crimes committed during World War II.
W. Xing and X. Mao, '国际刑事法院依危害人类罪对海上暴力犯罪的管辖 Jurisdiction of The International Criminal Court on Violent Crimes on the Sea Under the Clause of Crimes Against Humanity' (2017) 上海交通大学学报(哲学社会科学版) Journal of Jiaotong University(Philosophy and Social Sciences)
DOI: 10.13806/j.cnki.issn1008-7095.2017.05.008
国际社会一直致力于打击和惩治海上暴力犯罪,但由于对海上暴力犯罪进行惩治的国际法律体系存在着管辖权破碎的问题,致使缺乏对犯罪行为人(尤其是海盗团伙、恐怖团体的领导人)进行惩治的有效手段。随着海上暴力犯罪的恐怖主义化,以及有组织跨国集团参与到诸如海盗犯罪、暴力危及海上航行安全罪、海上恐怖主义等犯罪中,海上暴力犯罪行为开始愈发的残暴,并出现大量死伤等危害人类情形。针对以上情形,根据《国际刑事法院罗马规约》中关于危害人类罪管辖条件、构成要件等规定,国际刑事法院在满足一定条件下可以对海上暴力犯罪中的危害人类情形依危害人类罪予以管辖。
ISBN: 1008-7095

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Research Interests

Public international law, international dispute settlement, international criminal law, war law

Research projects