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Her Excellency Judge Xue Hanqin



Vice-President of the International Court of Justice

Judge Xue Hanqin is judge at the International Court of Justice (elected on 29 June 2010, re-elected as from 6 February 2012) and Vice-President of the Court since 6 February 2018.                                                                       

She has studied at the Beijing Foreign Language Studies University and received her diploma in 1980, and got her diploma of the International Law at Beijing University in 1982 and finished her studies at the Colombia University School of Law in 1983. In 1995 she became Doctor of Juridical Science.

Her academic positions include: Vice-President and Council member of the Chinese Society of International Law (1997-2013), President of the Asian Society of International Law (2009-2011), Associate member and member of l’Institut de droit international (since 2005), member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law (2010-2016),  Honorary Doctor of Law, Macau University (2013), Member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (since 2014) and Member of the International Olympic Committee Ethics Commission (since 2017).

Her professional positions include: Director-General, Law and Treaty Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China (1999-2003), Member of the U.N. International Law Commission (2001-2010), Chairman of the Commission (2010), Ambassador of China to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Permanent Representative to the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2003-2008), Ambassador of China to ASEAN and Legal Counsel of the Foreign Ministry of China (2008-2010).

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