The LI Haopei Lecture Series

LI Haopei as painted by Roberto Caruso.

The Forum has established the LI Haopei Lecture Series to honour the service to international law of the late Judge LI Haopei (1906-1997). The lectures will be held in different countries depending on the topics and speakers. There may not necessarily be a LI Haopei Lecture every year. Only topics that the FICHL considers of particular importance will be included in the Lecture Series.

Judge LI was a Chinese jurist, diplomat and academic. He was a leading authority on international law. From 1963 to 1993, he was concurrently Professor of International Law at Peking University and Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. In 1979, he completed drafting the first Criminal Law of China and the Law of Criminal Procedure, a key piece of legislation.

Judge LI became the main representative of China at international conferences and tribunals. From 1993 to 1997, he was a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In the same period, he served as Judge at the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). 

Reconciliation v. Accountability: Balancing Interests of Peace and Justice
2015 LI Haopei Lecture and Seminar
The Hague, 29 May 2015

The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law
2014 LI Haopei Lecture and Seminar
Hong Kong, 1 and 2 March 2014

Quality Control in International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes
2013 LI Haopei Lecture and Seminar
Florence, 20 May 2013

Sovereignty and Individual Criminal Responsibility for Core International Crimes
2012 LI Haopei Lecture and Seminar
Beijing, 2-3 April 2012

Implications of the Criminalization of Aggression
2011 LI Haopei Lecture
Oslo, 8 February 2011