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Xiao Mao is a research student at the University of Oxford, where she is sponsored by the Rhodes Scholarship. Her research is supervised by Professor Dan Sarooshi QC. 

She holds an Msc in International Crimes and Criminology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, an LLM in International Law from University College London with distinction, and an LLB from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with distinction. She also devotes herself to international law in some other roles, e.g. as an affiliated expert and a research associate for a Pro-bono Law Firm (Public International Law and Policy Group-NL), as an event coordinator and a researcher for NGOs (Chinese Initiative on International Law based in China and in the Hague), as a researcher for Research Centres (e.g. the Centre for Tokyo Trial Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Centre for International Criminal Justice at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and as an (assistant) editor for legal journals and blogs (Asian Journal of Law and Society, Amsterdam Law Forum). She has made presentations at several academic symposiums and published several peer-reviewed articles on legal journals in Chinese and English. 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) and Chun-Tsung Scholarship etc. 

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


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

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