Sean Shun Ming Yau


Sean Shun Ming Yau is a Senior Research Associate at the Public International Law and Policy Group. He currently co-leads a project on Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes. He is also a Reporter on International Criminal Law for Oxford University Press. Previously, he spent six months at the International Criminal Court as a Legal Intern of the Appeals Chamber. Sean holds an LLM from Leiden University and an LLB from University of Hong Kong.

Recently Published

The Decentralisation of International Crimes: A shift from the central criminal apparatus at the ICC?

In her statement to the UN Security Council on November 2018, Fatou Bensouda vowed to search ‘outside of Libya’ for accountability of global actors in the migration context. This is one of the many moves by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in their prosecutorial trajectory towards a more holistic approach. Such an approach widens the accountability…

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The Katanga and Al Mahdi Appeals Judgments and the Right of Access to Justice for Victims: Missed Opportunity?

On 9 March 2018, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber rendered two judgments on reparations, namely the Al Mahdi and Katanga cases. The general principles and approaches of ICC reparations have been previously addressed in this blog (here and here). This time, the two appeals judgments were the first occasions for the Court to…

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