Suhong Yang Headshot

People’s Republic of China

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center; LL.B., Renmin University of China

Awards & Honors
Salzburg Cutler Law Fellow

Faculty Advisor
Jane E. Stromseth

Areas of Study
Public International Law; International Criminal Law; Human Rights Law

Suhong’s expansive academic interests and expertise include public international law, international criminal law, international courts and tribunals, human rights law, and Chinese approaches to international law. Her proposed doctoral dissertation, “Assessing the Legitimacy of Hybrid Courts: Political, Normative, Economic, and Sociological Perspectives,” spans these many fields. Her dissertation committee is composed of Jane Stromseth, David Luban, and David Tolbert.

Suhong is a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) New Professionals Interest Group (2019-2023). She was a legal intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, where she worked for the Legal Policy Office within the Executive Office. She also worked on the Ongwen Prosecution team at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In addition to her academic degrees, Suhong has also studied in Oxford, Kathmandu, and Taipei.

Suhong has published with International Legal Materials (Cambridge), Chinese Journal of International Law (Oxford), George Mason International Law Journal, and Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting (Cambridge).

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