Fangyi Li

Thesis title: Transitional Justice, International Law, and Regional Particularism in Southeast Asia: An Analysis Focused on Victims’ Right to Justice


Fangyi is a PhD researcher at Edinburgh Law School. She researches on culturally-grounded views and practices of post-conflict justice in Southeast Asia, focusing specifically on global-local frictions in responding to legacies of mass atrocities. Before joining the School, Fangyi worked at two international criminal tribunals - the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She also did remote work for a Hague-based human rights NGO Africa Legal Aid (AFLA). Fangyi holds an LLB and an LLM in international law from Jilin University in China, and a second LLM in human rights law from the London School of Economics (LSE). 

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor, Edinburgh Law School

  • International Law Ordinary, 2023/24
  • Introduction to Global Crime and Justice, 2023/24

Research summary

international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international law on use of force, everything about wars

Invited speaker

'Constructing a Sensory Alternative to the Ongwen Judgment' (with Raghavi Viswanath)

  • Work-in-Progress Session of the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law ('ECIGL'), April 2023.
  • 'Lights and Shadows in the Ongwen Case at the International Criminal Court: Inter- and Multi-disciplinary Approaches', University of Jyväskylä (Finland), online, October 2022.

'Internships at International Criminal Tribunals - from Khmer Rouge to the Former Yugoslavia'

  • 'Experience-Sharing Workshop on Opportunities at International Organisations', Jilin University Human Rights Research Center (China), online, April 2023.
  • Raghavi Viswanath and Fangyi Li, ‘Constructing a Sensory Alternative to the Ongwen Judgment’, International Criminal Law Review 23, no. 5-6 (2023): 804-831.