Assistant Professor Cheah Wui Ling

Articles
"Dealing with Desertion and Gaps in International Humanitarian Law: Changes of Allegiance in the Singapore War Crimes Trials" (2018) 8(2) Asian Journal of International Law 350-370

"British War Crimes Trials in Europe and Asia, 1945–1949: A Comparative Study" (2018) 31(3) Leiden Journal of International Law 669-692 (with Moritz Vormbaum)

"An Overview of the Singapore War Crimes Trials (1946-1948): Prosecuting Lower-Level Accused" (2017) 34 Singapore Law Review 1-46

"Culture and understanding in the Singapore war crimes trials (1946–1948): interpreting arguments of the defence" (2016) International Journal of Law in Context 1-23

"Being an International Law Lecturer in the 21st Century: Where Tradition Meets Innovation" (2014) 2 no. 4, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 974-1011 (with Freya Baetens)

"Fair Treatment in Transnational and International Criminal Law" (2013) 25 (Special Issue) Constitutionalism and Criminal Justice Singapore Academy of Law Journal 778-796

"Developing a People-Centred Justice in Singapore: In Support of Pro Bono and Innocence Work" (2012) 80 Cincinnati Law Review 1429-1464

"Mapping Interpol's Evolution: Functional Expansion and the Move towards Legalization" (2010) 4:1, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, (United Kingdom: Oxford University Press)

"Policing Interpol: the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files and the Right to a Remedy" (2010) 7: 2 International Organizations Law Review, (Netherlands: BRILL)

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

"Suhakam: Malaysia Human Rights Commission: The first ten years" (2010), Development Note, Asian Yearbook of International Law, (United Kingdom: Routledge)

"Migrant Workers as Citizens on the ASEAN Landscape: International Law and the Singaporean Experiment" (2009) Chinese Journal of International Law

"Walking the Long Road in Solidarity and Hope: a Case Study of the "Comfort Women" Movement's Deployment of Human Rights Discourse" (2009) Harvard Human Rights Journal

"Forgiveness and Punishment in Post-conflict Timor" (2005) UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs

"The Criminal Law Model and Human Rights Model: a Case Study of Counter-Trafficking Strategies in the ASEAN Region" (2005) Essex Human Rights Review

"Sagong Tasi and Orang Asli Land Rights in Malaysia: Victory, Milestone or False Start" (2004) Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal

Shorter Articles
"Examining Thematic Prosecutions and the Challenges of Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes" Policy Brief Series No.11 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2013) 1 - 4 (with Morten Bergsmo, Alf Butenschøn Skre & Elizabeth Wood)

"Suhakam: Malaysia Human Rights Commission: The First Ten Years" (2010) Asian Yearbook of International Law 307-318

Chapters
"An Expository Approach to Public Law Adjudication: The Singapore Judiciary’s Evolving Jurisprudence" in Goh Y, Tan P eds., Singapore Law 50 Years in the Making (Singapore Academy of Law, 2015) 321-357

"The Superior Orders defence at the post-war trials in Singapore" in Kirsten Sellars ed., Trials for International Crimes in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2015) 100-121

"Criminal Law" in Teo Keang Sood and Goh Yihan eds., Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases (Singapore Academy of Law, 2014) 269-294

"Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: A Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal Frameworks" in Papastavridis ED, Trapp KN eds., Crimes at Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014) 311-336

"Post-Second World War British Trials in Singapore: Lost in Translation in the Car Nicobar Spy Case" in Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, Yi Ping eds., Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 2 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher Dec 2014) 301-330

"Criminal Law" in Teo Keang Sood and Goh Yihan eds., Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases (Singapore Academy of Law, 2013) 274-301

"Placing Old Evidence and Core International Crimes on the Agenda of the International Discourse on International Criminal Justice for Atrocities" in Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling eds., Old Evidence and Core International Crimes (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2012) 1-7

"Justice as Practised by Victims of Conflict: Post-WWII Movements as Sites of Engagement and Knowledge" in Fineman MA, Zinsstag E eds., Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice (Intersentia, Dec 2012) 145-169

"Maritime crimes and the problem of cross- border enforcement: Making the most of existing multilateral instruments" in Robert Beckman and J. Ashley Roach eds., Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation (Edward Elgar, 2012) 207-232

"Towards Rational Thematic Prosecution and the Challenge of International Sex Crimes" in Morten Bergsmo ed., Thematic Prosecution of International Sex Crimes (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2012) 1-10 (with Morten Bergsmo)

"Private defence" in Chan WC ed., Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform (Routledge, 2011) 185-201

"Singapore country report" in D Cohen, Kevin Tan, M Mohan eds., Rule of Law for Human Rights in the ASEAN Region: A Base-line Study (Human Rights Resource Centre of ASEAN 2011) 219-252

Books Edited
Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 4 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2015) (with Morten Bergsmo, Song Tianying and Yi Ping)

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 3 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2015) (with Morten Bergsmo, Song Tianying and Yi Ping)

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 1 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2014) (with Morten Bergsmo and Yi Ping)

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 2 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2014) (with Morten Bergsmo and Yi Ping)

Old Evidence and Core International Crimes (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2013) (with Morten Bergsmo)

Book Reviews
Review of Complementarity and the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction for Core International Crimes by Morten Bergsmo ed., Criminal Law Forum, 2013 (Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher, 2010)

Review of Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher eds., Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, July 2011 (Oxford University Press 2009) 298-300

Conference Papers
"Navigating Diversity: Trial Participation Challenges in the Singapore War Crimes Trials" (Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum of International Law, 27 - 29 Jun 2016, New York University, New York, United States)

"Japanese Defence Counsel in the Singapore War Crimes Trials" (Paper presented at the Asia Research Institute Seminar. 3 February 2016)

"Culture and Interpretation in the Singapore War Crimes Trials" (Paper presented at the International Journal of Law in Context and Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Early Career Workshop, Oxford, 29-20 June 2015)

"Cultural disconnect in the Singapore War Crimes Trials: Substantive Arguments at Trial" (Paper presented at the 2015 writing workshop of the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy, Doha, Qatar, 2-11 January 2015)

"Dealing with Oaths of Allegiance in the Singapore War Crimes Trials" (Paper presented at the Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945 Conference, Heidelberg University, 26-29 October 2014)

"A Critical Assessment of the Historical Turn in International Criminal Law" (Paper presented at the European Society of International Law 10th Anniversary Conference, Vienna, 4-6 September 2014)

"Old Evidence and the Singapore Trials" (Invited paper presented at the Old Evidence Collection and War Crime Trials in Asia, 5-6 March 2014, Fudan University Law School)

"The Singapore Trials" (Paper presented at the Historical Origins of International Criminal Law Seminar, Centre for International Law Research and Policy, Hong Kong, 1-2 March 2014)

"Modes of Liability in ‘Hell-ship’ cases" (Paper presented at the Trials for International Crimes in Asia, Centre of Asian Legal Studies, NUS, 17-18 October 2013)

"Claims of Superior Orders in the Singapore Trials" (Paper presented at the Research Seminar Series, NUS Law, 16 October 2013)

"Situating the Singapore Trials within the Landscape of Post-WWII Prosecutions" (Paper presented at the Centre of International Law, NUS, 16 October 2013)

"The British Military's Prosecution of Japanese War Crimes in Singapore: Colonial Ideas of Justice" (Paper presented at the Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Conference, University of Liverpool, 6-8 December 2012)

"History and Development of Transnational Criminal Justice: ASEAN" (Invited paper presented at the International Crime Control Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany, 27-28 November 2012)

"The British Military's Prosecution of Japanese War Crimes in Singapore: A Socio-legal and Historical Study" (Paper presented at the Lunchtime Seminar, iCourts Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, 8 November 2012)

"The British Military's Prosecution of Japanese War Crimes in Post-Colonial Singapore: A Socio-Legal and Historical Study" (Paper presented at the Exploring the Legal in Socio-Legal Studies, London School of Economics, 21 September 2012)

"Multiple Forms of IO Legal Accountability: A Case Study of Interpol's Public and Private Data Processing Arrangements" (Paper presented at the 7th Global Administrative Law Seminar, La Tuscia University, Viterbo, 10 – 11 June 2011)

"Macaulay's Private Defence after 150 Years: Historical Origins, Judicial developments and the Need for Legislative Reconsideration" (Paper presented at the Conference on 'A Model Indian Code Adhering to the Philosophy of Macaulay', 9-11 Jun 2010, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

"Victim Participation at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia" (Paper presented at the Brown-bag Lunch, 7 Jan 2010, East-West Centre, Hawaii)

"Victim Participation at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia" (Paper presented at the Brown-bag Lunch Presentation, East-West Centre, Hawaii, 7 January 2010)

"Death and Suffering onboard WWII 'Hell-ships': Reading the Singapore Trials" (Paper presented at the Oxford Transitional Justice Conference, 27 – 29 June 2009)

"Hybrid Tribunals as Agents of Translation and Transformation" (Paper presented at the 2009 Law and Society Junior Scholar’s Workshop, Denver, 26 – 27 May 2009

"Advancing Counter-narratives of Post-conflict Justice using a Human Rights Discourse: the 'Comfort Women' Social Movement as a Case Study" (Paper presented at the Cornell Inter-Graduate conference, 2008)

"Revisiting the Tokyo Trials" and "Historical Legacy: The Resistance Paradigm of Post-Conflict Justice" (Paper presented at the Conflict and Transitional Justice:Feminist Approaches workshop, 19 - 20 Sep 2008, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)

"Sagong Tasi and Orang Asli Land Rights in Malaysia" (Paper presented at the Asia Research Institute Inaugural Graduate Symposium, 2004)

"Two Models of Post-conflict Justice: Reconciliation and Retribution" (Paper presented at the War, Culture and Humanity Conference, Manchester University, 2004)



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