Biography

Dr Ying Yu is a Research Fellow in Law Justice and Society at Wolfson College, Oxford, and a member of the Faculty of Law in the University of Oxford.

Ying’s main research interest is the rights of consumers and their legal protection, building on her former work on international trade, maritime law and private international law. Her research includes national systems, the European Union, and the international dimension. Among the numerous issues concerning such rights and protections, she has concentrated on several: the general nature of consumers’ rights; forms of dispute resolution; e-commerce; financial services and cross-border transactions.

The recognition and protection of consumers’ rights requires laws and policies. Ying combines her academic research and writing with active engagement in policy issues, which has led to her appointment to various committees and organizations. Ying is a Committee Member of the ILA (International Law Association) Consumer Protection Committee, and represents ILA as the Observer of the revision works on UNGCP (UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection) at UNCTAD. She is the Research Coordinator of RPP Project of Best Practices of Consumer Redress in UNCTAD, Geneva. http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DITC/CompetitionLaw/ResearchPartnership/Consumer-Redress.aspx

In developing further her interest in consumer issues, Ying has been one of the founders of a major research programme in the Law Faculty: One Belt One Route [OBOR], the aim of which is to investigate the legal, regulatory, cross-border, and socio-legal aspects of the One Belt One Route initiative of the Chinese government, the idea of which is to create a New Silk Road which means an Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, involving more than seventy nations along the way. Identifying and analysing the complex issues for consumers’ rights created by OBOR will be the primary focus of Ying’s research for the next few years. She is also a Programme Associate on the Civil Justice Programme of Oxford University.

Publications

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  • Y Yu, 'Chinese Approaches to Reform Consumer Protection law: Substantive Law and Conflict Law' (2016) Revista de Direito do Consumidor
  • Y Yu, Consumer beyond Borders: Justice of E-commerce Consumer, paper presented at 1st Thinkers’ Summit of Trans-lingual Communication on Life: Space · Symbol · Wisdom, Beijing, 2016
  • Y Yu, 'Consumer Movement in China' in S. Brobeck and R. N. Mayer (eds), Watchdogs and Whistleblowers A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism (ABC-CLIO 2015)
  • Y Yu, R. Simpson and M. Yu, Justice of Consumer Rights (Wuhan University Press 2015)
  • Y Yu, Drafting ODR Legislation in China (Consultant report to SAIC (The State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People’s Republic of China), Beijing 2014)
  • Y Yu, How Consumer ADR (ODR) Can Work in China: the EU-China Comparative Perspective, paper presented at EU-China Consumer Protection Seminar, Beijing
  • Y Yu, The First Amendment of China Consumer Protection Law, paper presented at International Law Association (ILA) 76th Biennial Conference, Washington, USA
  • Y Yu, The Revision of the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection, paper presented at International Law Association (ILA) 76th Biennial Conference, Washington, USA
  • Y Yu, Best Practices in Consumer Redress, paper presented at United Nations, UNCTAD RPP Conference, Geneva
  • Y Yu, 'Distance Consumer Protection in China' in Y. Yu and others (eds), Justice of Consumer Rights (Wuhan University Press 2013)
  • Y Yu, 'Financial Consumer Protection in China' in Y. Yu and others (eds), Justice of Consumer Rights (Wuhan University Press 2013)
  • R. Simpson and Y Yu, 'The Evolution of Consumer Rights in International Law: a global perspective' in Y.Yu and others (eds), Justice of Consumer Rights (Wuhan University Press 2013)
  • Y Yu, 'Characterization of Third-party Payment Mode: Escrow in Distance Consumer Protection” “第三方支付之定性:试论托付法律关系' (2012) Journal of Law Application 《法律适用》 51
  • Y Yu, 'Consumer Protection in Private International Law of China: Comment on Art.42 of New PIL Code” “《涉外民事关系法律适用法》第42条评析:我国国际私法对消费者之保护' (2011) Journal of Legal Comments 《法律评论》 65
  • Y Yu, Contemporary Lex Mercatoria in China: A Hybrid Approach to Protect Distance Consumer , paper presented at 13th IACL Conference, London
  • Y Yu, 'Reform on Conflict Rules of Cross-Border Distance Consumer Contracts” “跨境远程消费者合同的冲突规范重构' (2010) Peking University Press 《中国国际私法与比较法年刊》 155
  • Y Yu, 'Establishing Internet Escrow Legal System in China” “我国设立电子商务Escrow法律制度初探' (2009) Journal of Law Application 《法律适用》 36
  • Y Yu, 'Jurisdiction' in G. Q. Qu (ed), International Civil Procedure Law (Jilin University Press 2004)

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Research Interests

Consumer protection law; Private international law; E-commerce; Financial services; Consumer redress (CDR, ADR and ODR)

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