Yilin WANG is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute Geneva. She holds a LLM degree from the Graduate Institute Geneva and a Mphil degree in international law from China University of Political Science and Law.
Yilin is a research assistant to Ambassador Marcelo Vazquez Bermudez at the United Nations International Law Commission on the project of General Principles of Law. She worked before as a consultant for China Ministry of Transport for a project on transforming a NGO into an IGO and an editorial assistant at the Chinese Journal of Global Governance (Brill Publisher). She was working with China National Development and Reform Commission, the China Council for Promotion of International Trade, and China Ministry of Foreign Affairs for different projects relating to China Foreign Investment Law, TPP investment rules and China’s implications, trade promotion legislation, and the relation between international and municipal law. She co-authored a book entitled Perspectives of China Foreign Investment Law (《外商投资法透视》(published by China Commerce and Trade Press). She recently published a paper at ICSID Review (Oxford University Press) titled The Fight Between Interpretation and Modification: A Critique of Sanum v. Laos.
Yilin's PhD topic is on the non-intervention principle in contemporary international law, which is a discursive analysis on the invocation and application of the legal principle of non-intervention by sovereign States at the United Nations. Her current research interest covers legal theories, general international law, critical legal studies, general principles of law and investment law.