Suhong Yang Headshot

People’s Republic of China

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2017; LL.B., Renmin University of China, 2016

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, transitional justice, and Chinese approaches to international law. Her proposed doctoral dissertation, “Normative and Sociological Legitimacy of Hybrid Courts: A Comparative Examination of Their Origins, Persons, Procedures, and Outcomes,” spans these many fields. In addition to her academic degrees, Suhong has also studied in Oxford, Kathmandu, and Taipei.

Suhong has served as a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law New Professionals Interest Group since March 2019. She was a legal intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva from August to November 2018, 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 (ICC) in The Hague from April to October 2019.

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