Name

CHEAH Wui Ling
Full C.V.
 
 
Designation

Assistant Professor
 
Qualifications

D.Phil. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M. LL.B. (NUS)
 
Appointment(s)

  • Editor, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2015-present)
  • Faculty Search Committee (2015-2016)
  • Member, Complementarity in International Criminal Law Committee, International Law Association
Email Address: lawcwl@nus.edu.sg
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3629 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
 
Research Interests

International criminal law
Human rights and transitional or divided societies
Criminal justice and constitutional liberties
 

Subjects Taught

International criminal law
Transitional justice
Singapore criminal law
 

Brief Biodata

Dr. Cheah W.L. is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2007 and holds a joint appointment at the NUS University Scholars Program. She has been a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and iCourts Research Centre, University of Copenhagen. In 2011, she was a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court.

She holds academic qualifications from the National University of Singapore (LL.B., LL.M.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.), European University Institute, and Oxford University (D.Phil). She is also qualified lawyer (called to the New York Bar) and holds a diploma in arbitration (Queen Mary University of London).

Her teaching experience includes periods at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (London, UK), Oxford University (UK), Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France), and the Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia). In 2016 and 2017, she was awarded a USP teaching incentive award and a NUS Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

Prior to entering academia, she served as a Legal Officer at INTERPOL's Office of Legal Affairs (Lyon, France). She has interned at the Serious Crimes Unit (Timor Leste), Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). She has been invited to give talks on the practical impact of her research by the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and serves as an expert to the Case Matrix Network of the Centre of International Law Research and Policy.

Cheah W.L.'s research focuses on accountability for human rights violations and mass atrocities. Her work has been published in journals such as the Harvard Human Rights Journal, Journal of International Criminal Justice, and International Journal of Law in Context. Currently, she is working on a book project on the Singapore war crimes trials. She has been awarded several research grants, such as the Humboldt University-NUS Research Collaboration Grant and the Singapore Judicial College Research Grant. She is also co-founder (with Ms Ng Pei Yi) of the Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal (http://www.singaporewarcrimestrials.com/), supported by Singapore National Heritage Board and Singapore Academy of Law.
For more information of Cheah W.L.'s research and a complete publications list, please see:

https://cheahwuiling.com/


Representative Publications

1. "Culture and Understanding in the Singapore War Crimes Trials (1946-1948): Interpreting Arguments of the Defence", International Journal of Law in Context (Cambridge University Press), published online 2016.

2. "British Indian Army Desertions in the Singapore War Crimes Trials: Contesting Victim Status and Legal Gaps", Asian Journal of International Law (Cambridge University Press), published online 2017.

3. "Post-WWII British 'Hell-ship' Trials in Singapore: Omissions and the Attribution of Responsibility", Journal of International Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press), Volume 8.4, 2010.

4. "Mapping Interpol's Evolution: Functional Expansion and the Move towards Legalization", Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (Oxford University Press), Volume 4.1, 2010.

5. "Policing Interpol: the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files and the Right to a Remedy", International Organizations Law Review (BRILL), Volume 7.2, 2010.

6. "Walking the Long Road in Solidarity and Hope: a Case Study of the 'Comfort Women' Movement's Deployment of Human Rights Discourse", Harvard Human Rights Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2009.

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