Ms. Yuxi FENG 馮鈺晰女士

Research Student

Working toward a PhD in Laws, expected 2021

Ms. Feng Yuxi is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms. Feng obtained her bachelor’s degree in laws in Fudan University and completed her master’s study in international law in Fudan University. Ms. Feng has a strong research interest and extensive research experience in topics bearing on the international peace and security, including refugee issues and legal issues on the use of force.

THESIS TOPIC

Defining “International Community” within the Context of R2P, co-supervised by Professors Gregory GORDON and Ryan MITCHELL.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AIMS

Ms. Feng Yuxi is particularly interested in jus ad bellum, transitional justice and legal theories. With her thesis, she aims to explore the conceptual underpinnings of the so-called “international community,” i.e., the complementary bearer of the Responsibility to Protect when the sovereign state manifestly fails its primary responsibility to protect its populations from mass atrocity crimes. After mapping out the indispensable communal ties and fleshing out the parameter of potential community members, the research will consider implications of such a construct for R2P’s application in real-world situations with the goal to facilitate its implementation.

WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • “Engaging China in Refining UN Collective Security: A Progressive Approach”, third prize paper, 1st CILRAP Scholarship for International Law (China), Centre for International Law Research and Policy, 2017
  • “Parentage in Cases of Artificial Insemination by Donor: Most Recent Development in China through Comparative Perspective”, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 4, n. 2, 2017, Oxford University Press.
  • “Ascertaining Foreign Laws: Updated Practice and New Approaches in China’s Courts”, Social Science Research, 2017.
  • “Contending Goals of Achieving Ad-hoc Propriety and Adjudicatory Consistency: Procedure Justice under the Legal Systems in Imperial China”, Fudan Juris Master Review, Vol. 13, 2013.
PAPERS DELIVERED
  • “The Conceptual Outlook of ‘International Community’ in the Context of R2P” (Paper presented at the 3rd Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law, 20-21 September, 2019).
  • “‘Us’ or ‘the Other’: Contesting Ways of Envisaging ‘the International Community’ in the Context of R2P” (Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, 18-19 July, 2019).
  • “Contingent Unilateralism: A Prism of European Union Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation” (Conference paper and invited speech presented at Seminar on Rule of Law: A Dialogue between Chinese and Nordic Young Jurists, Shanghai, China, 2015).
  • “Applying Principles of International Commercial Contracts to Transnational Investment Agreements”(Paper presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of International Economic Law, Changsha, 2015).
  • “Temporal Elements in Treaty Interpretation” (Paper presented at Shanghai Postgraduate Forum, 2015).
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
  • Master in International Law, Fudan University, China, 2017.
  • Bachelor in Laws, Fudan University, China, 2014.
  • Honor of Outstanding Graduate, Fudan University, Shanghai, 2017.
  • Second Prize, 13th Jessup International Law Moot Court (National Round), Beijing, 2015.