Thomas Stephan Eder

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PhD candidate and Research Associate in International Law, University of Vienna

Junior Visiting Fellow
(May – September 2015)

Project:

Eurasia Re-Negotiated: Chinese Academic Discourse on International Dispute Resolution and Sovereignty

Two developmental arcs, 1) from Confucianism to Marxism-Leninism to Pragmatism in legal philosophy, and 2) from isolation to engagement in legal discourse on international dispute resolution, explain China’s current positions and normative initiatives. This will be elucidated through two current and emblematic cases, Ping An v. Belgium (ICSID) in the economic sphere and the Philippines v. China (ITLOS) in the territorial sphere, and followed up by policy proposals to further China’s integration into the international legal order.