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Yuan Yi Zhu

DPhil student
DPhil in International Relations

Research Interests: Foreign Policy and diplomacy, History, Law and International law.

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. My research is concerned with the notion of sovereignty within the context of international law. In particular, I am interested in the influence of non-Western powers such as China on the development of legal understandings of sovereignty.

In addition, I maintain secondary research interests in political history and public law.

Before coming to Oxford, I obtained a BA from McGill University, where I was an Allen Oliver Fellow and Moyse Scholar,  and a MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where I was a Bacon scholar.

Yuan Yi Zhu

Publications

  • "Canada—a new framework for the right to be tried within a reasonable time, R. v Jordan [2016] SCC 27", Public Law, July 2017, 520-522
  • CIFOR-UNIKIS-CISDL Sustainable Landscapes Law and Governance Info Brief Series (co-editor), Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (2016)