CIL Is Recruiting: Research Positions Available

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is expanding its research and training initiatives in Ocean Law and Policy. In addition, CIL is embarking on a new research programme in International Dispute Resolution (IDR) in which it will undertake research in the various methods of resolving disputes. CIL currently has Research positions available in both focus areas. Candidates with a doctorate in international law are preferred, but CIL will also consider applicants with an LL.M. in international law if they also have practical experience in the relevant focus areas. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV to Ms Renee Chan at by 29 May 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 12 June 2015 for an interview. For more information, click here.

Upcoming CIL Events

Upcoming External Events

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CIL News

IDR Experts’ Meeting
CIL was pleased to welcome Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC, Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar and Professor Chester Brown for the first Experts’ Meeting on IDR. MORE »
CIL Governing Board Meeting
CIL is pleased to report that its Governing Board held its 7th annual meeting on 12 May 2015. MORE »
Positions in Int’l Dispute Resolution
CIL currently has two positions for Research Fellows for its new research programme in International Dispute Resolution. MORE »
Summer Internship with ILC
CIL is accepting applications for a summer internship with the International Law Commission (ILC). MORE »
CIL Welcomes New Research Associate
CIL is pleased to announce that Chang Ya Lan has joined CIL as a Research Associate. MORE »
For more CIL News & Highlights, click here.

Research & Publications

Towards a Rules-Based Community: An ASEAN Legal Service
By Jean-Claude Piris and Walter Woon, S.C.
Cambridge University Press, 2015
For details and ordering information, click here.
  • Commentary | By: CIL Director Robert Beckman
    “China and ‘might makes right’ at sea” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Monograph | By: Lynn Kuok
    “Tides of Change: Taiwan’s evolving position in the South China Sea” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Commentary | By: Youna Lyons & Wong Hiu Fung
    “South China Sea: Turning Reefs into Artificial Islands?” pdf-icon-small PDF
  • Book Chapter | By: Michael Ewing-Chow & James Losari
    “Which is to be the Master? Extra-Arbitral Interpretative Procedures for IIAs”
  • Book Chapter | By: Robert Beckman & Leo Bernard
    “Maritime Boundary Disputes in the East and South China Seas”
  • Article | By: James Losari & Michael Ewing-Chow
    “A Clash of Treaties: The Lawfulness of Countermeasures in International Trade Law and International Investment Law”
  • Book | By: Stefano Inama and Edmund W. Sim
    “Rules of Origin in ASEAN – A Way Forward”

CIL Researchers’ Activities

UNCTAD Peer Review Meeting 2015
UNCTAD invited A/P Michael Ewing-Chow as one of a select group of international investment law experts to a Peer Review Meeting. MORE »
BIICL’s Investment Treaty Forum 2015
BIICL invited A/P Michael Ewing-Chow to be one of the panellists in the 24th Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference. MORE »
Plenary Meeting of ICPC
CIL Director Robert Beckman and CIL Visiting Research Fellow Captain J Ashley Roach attended the annual Plenary Meeting of the ICPC. MORE »
Participation at RAIF 2015
CIL Practice Fellow Ms Harpreet Kaur Dhillon was invited to speak at the Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) 2015. MORE »
RSIS Command Staff College Course
CIL Director Robert Beckman presented lectures on the law of the sea to the participants in the RSIS Command Staff College Course. MORE »
For more CIL Members’ Activities, click here.