On December 11th, 2015, the Guest Lecture Series, part of the International Master’s Degree programs in Law at RULE, continued with a presentation by Dr. Daniel Heilmann, Senior Parliamentary Legal Advisor to the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Dr. Daniel Heilmann:
Dr. Daniel Heilmann is the senior parliamentary legal advisor at the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Prior to his post at the Cambodian Senate he was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany) and headed the Middle East Department at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law. In this capacity, he worked with government institutions inter alia in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Somalia and South Sudan. He holds a Ph.D. in international law from Goethe University and studied law and economics in Frankfurt, San Francisco, London and St. Gallen.
Topic of his presentation: “The South China Sea Arbitration: Discussion of the Tribunal’s Award on Jurisdiction.”
During his talk, Dr. Daniel discussed the South China Sea dispute, specifically the arbitration case over Chinese claims in the South China Sea brought by the Philippines at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He noted the history of this ongoing case and also the current status of case as the PCA has moved from the jurisdiction to the merits phase.
Our next guest lecturer will be H.E. Dr. SOK Siphana, Founder and Managing Partner of Sok Siphana & Associates, on Friday January 8th.