Research Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Thesis Title
Human Rights in the ASEAN Region: Coming Full Circle

Professor Simon S.C. Tay

It was wonderful to have conducted my doctoral research on human rights institutionalization in the ASEAN region at the NUS Law School. Being in the region enabled me to better understand Southeast Asian politics and institutions and enrich my international law scholarship with cross-disciplinary approaches. My supervisor, A/P Simon Tay, put me in touch with invaluable Southeast Asian contacts and I had the chance to work on regional projects and present my work at various meetings. Prior to submitting my thesis, I was a Ushiba Memorial ASEAN Fellow in Tokyo working on Japan's human security foreign policy. Thereafter I spent two very happy years working with Prof Simon Chesterman in the NUS Law School as the Asian Society of International Law Research Fellow. Moving on, my first book will soon be published by Cambridge University Press and I'll be working on the NUS Centre for International Law's ASEAN Integration Through Law project with Prof Joseph Weiler and A/P Michael Ewing-Chow at the NYU Law School for the next couple of years. All very exciting!

Previous Degrees
LLB (London School of Economics), LLM in Public International Law (Nottingham)