Co-ordination

Morten Bergsmo

Director
Morten Bergsmo founded and is the Director of the FICHL and the Centre for International Law Research and Policy. He has worked with international criminal law and justice since 1993 and served as an academic in China, Europe and North-America. He is Visiting Professor, Peking University Law School. You find more information about him here.  

YI Ping

Senior Adviser
YI Ping is Associate Professor at Peking University Law School. She was a Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2007-09. She holds an LL.B. (1996-2000) and LL.M. (International Law) (2000-03) from Peking University Law School. She was a research student at the University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics in 2003-04, and studied for and obtained LL.M. (2004-06) and LL.D. (2006-09) degrees there. Her doctoral thesis was on the topic 'Between War and Peace: the 'Just War' Concept and its Consequences During the Early Period of International Law Research in Japan'. She was an Exchange Student at the Faculty of Law, Niigata University, Japan (2001-02). She is Chief Editor of Peking University International and Comparative Law Review. Her research interests include the law of war, and the history and theory of international law.

Senior Adviser
Wui Ling is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS)'s Faculty of Law. She was educated at National University of Singapore (LL.B., LL.M.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.), European University Institute (Diploma in Human Rights Law, one of two diplomas awarded), and Oxford University (D.Phil.). She is a qualified lawyer, called to the New York Bar, and has a diploma in arbitration, from Queen Mary, University of London. For her postgraduate studies, she was recipient of a NUS scholarship and the Kathryn Aguirre Worth Memorial Scholarship. Prior to entering academia, she served as a legal officer at Interpol's General Secretariat (Lyon, France) where she specialized in international criminal law and cross-border police co-operation. She has also worked at the Serious Crimes Unit of Timor Leste and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague). In 2011, she was a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. Her research and publications focus on international criminal law, human rights law, and criminal justice. Wui Ling has taught at the Centre of Transnational Legal Studies (London), Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France), Oxford University (UK), and Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia).

Alf Butenschøn Skre

Executive Adviser
Alf Butenschøn Skre holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oslo, specializing in international relations and Middle East studies (with a semester at the American University in Cairo). He is pursuing a law degree at the University of Oslo, after having served as a trainee at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague. During his studies, he has worked at 'Doctors Without Borders' and as editorial manager of the student publication 'Argument'. Alf supports the FICHL in various ways, including as an Executive Adviser and as the Secretary of the M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award Committee.

Previously, Mr. Nobuo Hayashi served as Co-Convener of some FICHL activities (2008-11), and Mr. WANG Shuimu and Dr. XIAO Jingren contributed as FICHL Associate Advisers (2012-13 and 2012-15 respectively).

The Forum is incorporated as a department of the international non-profit organisation Centre for International Law Research and Policy in Brussels, Belgium, by Royal Decree WL 22/15.887 dated 15 June 2010, with the incorporation number 0827.424.153. It is advised by Sofie Devos, Notary and Partner in the law firm Francois Herinckx and Sofie Devos, Notaires associes - Geassocieerde notarissen, Rue du Midi 146, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.