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Plenary Session Speakers


Rector of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law

Mai Hong Quy is the Rector of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, State Professor. She has been teaching and supervising graduate law students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Nagoya Law University (Japan), Lund University (Sweeden), Aix-Marseilles University (France).

Prof. Mai Hong Quy received LLB and PhD in laws degree from the Moscow State University of Russia. She is one of the leading experts in the field of international economic law of Vietnam; an arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC); a key member of the drafting committee Vietnam Constitution 2013.

Prof. Mai Hong Quy has published many books and scientific papers in Vietnam and overseas on the subjects related to international business law, international human rights law and international dispute settlement.



Doctor Vo is the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Commercial Law, Ho Chi Minh city University of Law. He is a legal expert in Land Law, Environmental and Natural Resource Law. He has been lecturing and doing research on land law and environmental law for 20 years. His research expertise includes: environmental administration; institutions and policies on land and environment, laws on environmental impact assessment, etc.




 Dr. Michael Parsons is an environmental policy and planning specialist, whose career has embraced the highest levels of Government in the Asia-Pacific Region.

He is a Policy Adviser to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam since April 2016. He is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment, and a Life Member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He was awarded the State Campaign Medal of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam in 2013.



Gary Chan is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Faculty and Research) at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. He received his law degrees from the National University of Singapore and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London respectively. He has also obtained degrees in Philosophy (University of London) and Southeast Asian Studies (NUS).  Gary teaches and researches on the Law of Torts, Comparative Legal Systems, Singapore Legal System and Ethics and has also taught a course entitled “Law Study Mission (Vietnam)” in SMU. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and Attorney & Counselor-at-Law (New York). He is a member of the editorial board of Torts Law Journal and has co-authored The Law of Torts in Singapore (Academy Publishing, Second Edition, 2016).



Kanami ISHIBASHI is currently serve as Associate Professor of International Law at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Her main research field is international environmental law since she got Ph. D. from the Tsukuba University. She has recently published a number of articles exploring the importance of human rights approach to global environmental degradation (treatment of toxic wastes like mercury, issue of water scarcity, relief to indigenous people facing with climate change and relief to people suffering from environmental degradation caused by the MNCs). She also published several articles about international environmental dispute resolution and prevention, and marine environmental protection (PSSA and BBNJ).



Ms. Thai Thi Tuyet Dung is a lecturer of the Faculty of Administrative Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam.She received aLLB from Ho Chi Minh City University of Law in 1999 and a LLM in International Comparative Law from HCMC Uni. of Law & Lund Uni., (Sweden)in 2004. She holds a Ph.D from the Ho Chi Minh city University of Law in 2014. Her principal areas of study areAdministrative Law andLegal documents Making Procedure. In addition, she is also interested in Human right issues such as right to access information, privacy right, and right to access justice,

Her recent publications include: Right to Access to Information of citizen in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City National University Publisher, 2015, The need to establish The Food Safety Management Boards in Centrally controlled cities, Legal Science Journal, No. 9 in 2016; The practice of adopting legal document regarding state management on handling of administrative sanctions activities and solutions for improvement, Legal Science Journal, No. 01 in 2017; Ensuring the implementation of the Decision on handling of administrative sanctions, some shortcomings and solutions, Journal of State and Law, No. 04 in 2017, Text-book of Administrative Law (3 chapters), Hong Duc Publisher, 2017; Text-book of Techniques to draft legal document, Hong Duc Publisher, 2017. ...



Arie Afriansyah is a lecturer at International Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Jakarta. He is a editor in chief of Indonesia Law Review, Chairman of Djokosoetono Research Center, Manager of Research and Community Engagement, and Vice-Chairperson of the Centre for International Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

He holds degrees from University of Indonesia, Faculty of Law, Jakarta, Indonesia (LLB, 2003); University of Sydney, Law School, Sydney, Australia (Master of International Law, 2006); University of Otago, Faculty of Law, Dunedin, New Zealand (Ph.D, 2013).

Dr. Afriansyah specializes in Public International Law, International Environmental Law, the Law of the Sea, the Law of Treaty, International Organization and Diplomatic Law



Vo Trung Tin is a lecturer, Faculty of Comercial Law, Ho Chi Minh city University of Law. He holds Bachelor of Law degree from Ho Chi Minh city University of Law in 2006.

He has been teaching environmental law at many universities in South Vietnam for 15 years. He published over 10 scientific papers in prestigious Vietnamese law magazines such as: Legal Science Journal, State and Law Review, Legislative Studies.

His expertise and research interests include law and policy on environment, natural resources, climate change, heritage and food safety.



Chacrit Sitdhiwej is a lecturer, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Chacrit holds Bachelor of Law degree from Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand and Master of Environmental Law degree from The University of Adelaide, South Australia. His expertise and research interests include law and policy on environment, natural resources, climate change, energy, public administration and law drafting. His recent publications include ‘Renewable Energy Law and Policy in Thailand,’ Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 2016, Vol 7, Issue 2, pp184-189 and ‘Mitigation Measures of Marine Oil Spills within the Jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Thailand,’ Rabhi 53, 2010, pp107-121 (in Thai).



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thi Duyen Thuy is Deputy Head of Division of Environmental Law, Faculty of Economic Law, Ha Noi Law University. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thuy is currently doing research and teaching in the field of Environmental Law, including: waste management, conservation and protection of natural resources, climate change, etc.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thuy's recent publications include: "Restrictions of the law on the sale, transportation and use of endangered, precious and rare wildlife in Vietnam", State and Law Journal, vol. 5/2016; "Regulation on the development of environmental industry in Vietnam - Needs and orientation", Democracy and Law Journal, vol. 10/2016; "Limitations of the law on urban environmental protection in Vietnam and the direction to improve", Jurisprudence Journal, vol. 7/2017.



Tran Viet Dung is Assoc. Professor, Dean of International Law Faculty, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (HCMUL) where he lectures on International Investment Law, Globalisation and Law, WTO Law, ASEAN Law, International Dispute Dettlement. He holds PhD of Law from National University of Singapore (NUS); also read international studies in the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and international trade policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

He also teaches LLM Programmes of the University of West England, Jean Moulin University Law School, Montesquieu University of Bordeaux, Chulalongkorn University; member of the BOM of DILA Foundation; member of Editorial Board of the Kutafin University Law Review and Asia Year Book on International Law.

Tran combines academic knowledge with practical experience as an international lawyer. He has practiced law at WongPartnership LLP, KhattarWong LLP in Singapore, and later with firms in Ho Chi Minh City and undertaken many consultancies for MNCs with respect to their foreign investment in Vietnam.

He wrote and published many articles and books in the area of international trade, international competition, international arbitration, foreign investment and environment.

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