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Cheah Wui Ling

National University of Singapore, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow 2018

Dr. Cheah W L is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (‘NUS’) and holds a joint appointment at the NUS University Scholars Program. She obtained her academic qualifications from the National University of Singapore (LLB, LLM), Harvard Law School (LLM), European University Institute, and Oxford University (DPhil). In 2016 and 2017, she was awarded a USP teaching incentive award and an NUS Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to joining academia, she served as a Legal Officer at INTERPOL’s Office of Legal Affairs (Lyon, France).

Cheah W L’s research focuses on accountability for human rights violations and mass atrocities. During her time at the Laureate Program, she plans to study how non-intervention concerns shaped the Geneva Conventions. Her work has been published in journals such as the Harvard Human Rights Journal, Journal of International Criminal Justice, and International Journal of Law in Context. She has been awarded several research grants, such as the Humboldt University-NUS Research Collaboration Grant and the Singapore Judicial College Research Grant. She is also co-founder (with Ms Ng Pei Yi) of the Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal (, which is kindly supported by Singapore National Heritage Board and Singapore Academy of Law.