CHEAH Wui Ling
Full C.V.

Assistant Professor

LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M. LL.B. (NUS)

  • Senior Adviser, Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law
  • Adviser, Case Matrix Network
  • Coordinating Committee, Interest Group on Feminism and International Law, European Society of International Law
  • Member, Complementarity in International Criminal Law Committee, International Law Association
Email Address:
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 and transitional justice
International human rights law and women's rights
Constitutional law and criminal justice

Subjects Taught

International Criminal Law
Singapore Criminal Law
Singapore Public Law

Brief Biodata

CHEAH Wui Ling is Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Faculty of Law since 2007. She is also Senior Adviser of the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law and Adviser of the Case Matrix Network, an independent international non-profit organisation that specialises in the strengthening of national capacity to prosecute core international crimes.

She was educated at National University of Singapore (LL.B., LL.M.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.), European University Institute (Diploma in Human Rights Law, one of two diplomas awarded), and Oxford University (D.Phil., ongoing). She is a qualified lawyer (called to the New York Bar) and holds a diploma in arbitration (Queen Mary University of London).

Prior to entering academia, she served for several years as a Legal Officer and an External Legal Collaborator in the Office of Legal Affairs of Interpol's General Secretariat (Lyon), where she specialised in international criminal law and cross-border police cooperation. Her teaching experience includes periods at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (London, UK), Oxford University (UK), Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France), and Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia). She has also worked at the Serious Crimes Unit of Timor Leste and the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. In 2011, she was a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court.

Wui Ling’s research and publications focus on international criminal law, human rights law, and criminal justice. For more information and copies of her publications, please visit her academic website:

Representative Publications

1. "Being an International Law Lecturer in the 21st Century: Where Tradition Meets Innovation", Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 2, No 4, 2014 (authored with Freya Baetens)

2. Old Evidence and Core International Crimes (Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2013) (editor with Morten Bergsmo)

3. "Developing a People-Centred Justice in Singapore: In Support of Pro Bono and Innocence Work", Cincinnati Law Review, Volume 80, 2012.

4. "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.

5. "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.

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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