Matthias  Vanhullebusch

Matthias Vanhullebusch

Visiting Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Human Rights and Development  /  International Criminal Justice  /  Global Governance  /  Conflict Resolution

Matthias Vanhullebusch is Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

He is also Associate Professor, Executive Director of the Asian Law Center and KoGuan Youth Legal Scholar at the KoGuan Law School of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2012. He is the Senior Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Law and Society (Cambridge University Press), Series Editor of Brill’s Asian Law Series (Brill/Nijhoff) and the Routledge Studies on Asia in the World (Taylor & Francis) as well as editor of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Brill/Nijhoff).

He has an expertise in international humanitarian law and policy as well as development, finance, trade and human rights with a regional focus on the Middle East and East and South(east) Asia. He publishes widely on these topics, including the monographs: War and Law in the Islamic World (Brill/Nijhoff, 2015) and Global Governance, Conflict and China (Brill/Nijhoff, 2018).

Matthias Vanhullebusch has collaborated on various research projects at the Centre for Law and Conflict (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London), the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (SOAS), the Committee on Islamic Law and International Law of the International Law Association (ILA), European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), the Afghanistan Analysts Network and the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. He sits on the board of governors of the Development of International Law in Asia foundation (DILA).  

He previously taught international human rights law at SOAS, public international law at the University of Pretoria and international humanitarian law for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the China University of Political Science and Law, University of the Philippines, Korea University, Handong Global University and in Hiroshima.

Matthias Vanhullebusch holds degrees in law from SOAS/University of London (PhD, summa cum laude), the University of Leiden (LLM. (Adv.)), the Université Libre de Bruxelles/Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (LLM) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LLB) as well as in international relations from CERIS/Université de Paris Sud-XI (MA, magna cum laude).