Dr Bin Li

Dr Bin Li

Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

Biography

Bin joined Newcastle Law School as a Lecturer in January 2016. He previously worked as an associate professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics School of Law (Beihang University School of Law) in Beijing, China for eight years. 

Research Expertise

Bin's doctoral thesis focused on the basic principles of international law, including state sovereignty, state responsibility, the protection of human rights and the use of force in international relations.

Bin has developed a particular interest in the legal issues of international aviation and space law since he started his academic career at Beihang Law School in 2007. He has published a number of high quality journal articles in this regard in Chinese and English languages and has chaired a number of research projects funded by Chinese government. His research topics covered environmental protection in outer space and intellectual property issues in international space station. In view of his expertise in aviation and space law, Bin was invited by Chinese government to be an expert in drafting Chinese relevant legislation, including Civil Airplane Industry Development Regulations(Draft) and Interim Measures on Space Debris Mitigation and Protection(2010) . In 2013, he was awarded China Institute of Space Law Excellence in Research Award. 

Bin was the visiting scholar at DePaul University International Aviation Law Institute (U.S) in 2009 and at Newcastle Law School (Australia) in 2012. He was invited by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to give a lecture on space and national security issues in Canberra in October 2012 to legal officers from that Department, representatives from Royal Australian Air Force, representatives from the U.S Embassy as well as legal scholars from Australia. He has served as a core expert in McGill-funded research project of 'Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) ' since 2016. Bin is now the General Editor of Newcastle Law Review, the journal of Newcastle Law School. 

Teaching Expertise

Bin taught a number of core and elective courses at Beihang Law School, including Public International Law, International Commercial Law and Aviation and Space Law. In 2012, Bin was awarded Beihang University Blue Sky Teaching Star Award and Xifei Outstanding Teaching Award. He is currently the course coordinator of LAWS5032/LAWS6102 Alternative Dispute Resolution, LAWS5036/LAWS6092 Clinicial Legal Externship in China, LAWS6046 International Air and Space Law and LAWS5016 Law Review at Newcastle Law School and also teach into LAWS4012/LAWS6013 Public International Law and LAWS5028/LAWS6097 Competitive Mooting

Administrative Experience

Bin served as the Assistant Dean at Beihang Law School from March 2010 to July 2013 with the responsibilities to develop Air and Space law sub-discipline and to supervise the LLM program at the School. 


Qualifications

  • PhD (International Law), Renmin University of China

Keywords

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law) 40
180199 Law not elsewhere classified 20
180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/06/2010 - 31/12/2015 Associate Professor Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
School of Law
China
1/07/2007 - 30/06/2010 Lecturer Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
School of Law
China

Awards

Award

Year Award
2013 China Institute of Space Law Excellence in Research
China Institute of Space Law
2012 Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics ('Beihang University') Blue Sky Teaching Star
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2012 Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics ('Beihang University') Xifei Outstanding Teaching Award
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Honours

Year Award
2018 Honorary Counsel
Beijing Legal Negotiation Society

Professional

Year Award
2018 Guest Researcher
Trilateral Cooperation Studies Centre (TCSC), Renmin University of China | China
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 The Newcastle Law Review (2017), Newcastle Law School, Newcastle, Australia (2018)
2015 Jakhu RS, Chen K-W, Nyampong Y, Li B, Monograph Series III: Global Space Governance, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law, Montreal, Canada, 766 (2015)
2010 Li B, Liao S, International Investment Law, Ge Zhi Publishing House, Shanghai, China (2010)
2008 Li B, Li S, Gao L, Public International Law, University of International Business and Economics Press, Beijing, China (2008)
2006 Leng X, Li B, Principles and Cases of International Law, Renmin University of China Press, Beijing, China, 463 (2006)
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Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Li B, Chen L, 'International Civil Aviation Organisation: A Model Intergovernmental Organization', Elgar Research Handbook in International Aviation Law (Forthcoming), Edward Elgar Publishing, UK (2018)

Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Li B, 'Weeden and Chow: Commentary from a legal perspective', SPACE POLICY, (2012)
2012 Li B, SA C, 'Study on Development of International Aviation Security Legislation', Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition, (2012)
2011 Li B, 'Indian National Mechanism of Mitigating Space Debris and Its Inspiration', Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition, (2011)
2010 Li B, 'International Legal Issues of UN¿s Prevention of Armed Conflicts', Contemporary Law Review, (2010)
2010 Li B, 'Open China's Sky or Not? From the Perspective of A Chinese Scholar', Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, (2010)
2010 Li B, 'Current International Legal Regime of Space Environment Contamination and Its Completion', Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition, (2010)
2009 Li B, 'Legal Issues of Military Activities in Outer Space', Law Science Magazine, (2009)
2008 Li B, 'International Liability Arising from Damaging Space Environment', Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition, (2008)
2008 Li B, 'Study on The Legislation on Space Debris Mitigation in China', Global Law Review, (2008)
2008 Li B, 'Legal Status of Taiwan in the World Health Organization', Journal of East Asia and International Law, (2008)
2007 Li B, 'Implications of Responsibility to Protect on the Principle of Non-Intervention', Science of Law, (2007)
2006 Li B, 'Study on Responsibility to Protect', Political Science and Law, 72-78 (2006)
2005 Li B, 'Validity of Arbitration Agreement and Its Verification', Chinese International and Comparative Law Review, (2005)
2004 Li B, 'Legal Implications of Iraqi War', International Law Review, (2004)
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Sourdin T, Li B, 'Editorial (2018) [C1]
Co-authors Tania Sourdin

Other (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Li B, 'Launch of Space X Falcon Heavy', (2018) [O1]
2018 Li B, Hou Z, 'U.S. Regulatory Scheme and Legislation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems', (2018) [O1]
2017 Li B, 'The economic reasons why Australia needs a stronger space industry', (2017) [O1]
2017 Li B, 'China¿s diversified dispute resolution system', (2017) [O1]
2016 Li B, 'South China Sea Issues - from international legal perspective', (2016) [O1]
2012 Li B, 'Chinese Space Programs and Legislation', (2012) [O1]
2006 Ewumbue-Monono C, von Flüe C, 'Promotion of international humanitarian law through cooperation between the ICRC and the African Union', : Cambridge University Press (2006)
2006 ICC COBTAP, 'International Chamber of Commerce Rules for Documentary Instruments Dispute Resolution Expertise', . Beijing, China: China National People's Congress Publishing House (NPC PUBLISHING) (2006)
2004 Daoust I, Coupland R, Ishoey R, 'New wars, new weapons? The obligation of States to assess the legality of means and methods of warfare', : Cambridge University Press (2004)
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Li B, Study on Responsibility to Protect, Renmin University of China (2007)
2004 Li B, Validity Of Arbitration Clause, Renmin University of China (2004)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 12
Total funding $178,500

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20191 grants / $33,000

New Colombo Mobility Project$33,000

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team

Shaun McCarthy

Scheme New Colombo Plan
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20182 grants / $29,500

Endeavour Mobility Project$21,500

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team

Dr. Bin Li and Mr. Shaun McCarthy

Scheme Endeavour Mobility
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

International Legal Regulations on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems $8,000

This project examines the international legal regulatory regime and relevant legislation on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)  with a particular focus on international regime and the delimitation on regulatory power between federal and local administrations in the U.S.A. Attention will also be given to the Australian practice on the UAS regulation with an aim to produce a comparative research report. The project will provide feasible and evidence-based suggestions as to what international regulatory and legislative efforts should be made to boost the UAS industry globally. 

Funding body: Key Laboratory on Legal Strategy and Governance of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Funding body Key Laboratory on Legal Strategy and Governance of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Project Team

Dr. Bin Li, Professor Brian Havel, Dr. Pai Zheng and Ms. Zhuqing Hou

Scheme Annual Open Research Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20171 grants / $33,000

New Colombo Mobility Project$33,000

This is a two week intensive clinical legal education placement hosted at Beihang University in Beijing, Peking University in Beijing, Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai. The work integrated placement consists of students attending and participating in legal advice clinics and workshops held at universities, courts and arbitration institutes in China. Further, students attend law firm offices of international law firms based in Beijing and Shanghai and discuss with Chinese and international legal practitioners the cases and areas of law that are conducted by the law firms. The placement also involves students attending seminars and participating in clinical workshops together with Chinese law students and staff regarding the law and legal process in Australia and China. The learning activities include interactive simulated client interviews, court hearings, mediations and negotiations. The project enhances student knowledge of China and its legal system and strengthens partnerships with universities and law firms in China.

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team

Mr. Shaun McCarthy and Dr. Bin Li

Scheme New Colombo Mobility Plan
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20161 grants / $3,000

New Staff Grant$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr. Bin Li

Scheme New Staff Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20121 grants / $2,000

How to Teach Chinese LLB Students in English Language - Take The Course of Public International Law As an Example $2,000

Funding body: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Funding body Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Project Team

Bin Li

Scheme Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Key Teaching Reform Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20111 grants / $2,000

Study on Space Policies of the U.S.A and EU$2,000

Funding body: Chinese Institute of Space Law

Funding body Chinese Institute of Space Law
Project Team

Bin Li, Yukui Hou

Scheme Annual Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20103 grants / $36,000

Comparative Study on Aviation Industry Legislation In the U.S and EU$20,000

Funding body: Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Funding body Aviation Industry Corporation of China
Project Team

Weiqiu Long, Bin Li, Chunli Xia, Daoqin Ding

Scheme AVIC Annual Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

International Law on Outer Space Environmental Protection and Its Way Forward$8,000

Funding body: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Funding body Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Project Team

Bin Li, Chunli Xia, Guozhu Gao

Scheme Fundamental Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Fostering Law Students Capable of Litigating Before International Courts/Tribunals In A University Of Science and Technology$8,000

Funding body: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Funding body Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Project Team

Bin Li

Scheme Blue Sky Teaching Star Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20092 grants / $40,000

Drafting The Civil Airplane Industry Development Regulations For State Council$20,000

Funding body: Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China

Funding body Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China
Project Team

Weiqiu Long, Hao Liu, Bin Li, Chunli Xia

Scheme COMAC Annual Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Study on the Future Legislation of Space Environment Protection and Space Debris Mitigation$20,000

Funding body: State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense | China

Funding body State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense | China
Project Team

Dr. Bin Li, Dr. Guozhu GAO, Dr. Caixia YANG, Dr. Chunli XIA

Scheme Annual Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD New Technologies and ADR: An Investigation into the Changing Landscape of Civil Law in New South Wales PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Study on the State Sovereignty Affected by Natural Disaster in International Relief
<em>Outstanding Master's Thesis of Beihang University (2014)&nbsp;</em>
International Law, Beihang University Sole Supervisor
2013 Masters Study on the Legal Issues in relation to the General Aviation Accidents Investigation International Law, Beihang University Sole Supervisor
2012 Masters New Developments in International Legislation on Civil Aviation Safety International Law, Beihang University Sole Supervisor
2011 Masters Legal Issues concerning the Near Space International Law, Beihang University Sole Supervisor
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Research Projects

Elgar Research Handbook in International Aviation Law/ Author/ Brian Havel, Bin Li etc. 2018


Translating the book of 'Context and Pretext of Conflict Resolution' written by Kevin Avruch into Chinese Language / Proofreader 2018 - 2019

Beijing Legal Negotiation Society (BLNS, China) has been working on the translation and introduction of a series of overseas academic works on dispute resolution to China. I have been proofreading one of these translated versions. 


Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space Project / Core Expert 2016 - 2019

Funded by McGill University (Canada) and launched in May 2016, the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) Project aims to develop a widely-accepted manual clarifying the fundamental rules applicable to the military use of outer space, in times of peace, in periods of rising tension, and during armed conflict. The resultant manual, targeting academia, governments and international community, clarify the limitations international law places on the threat or use of force in outer space. The project has invited a number of renowned space lawyers around the world to participate in the research and drafting process of the said manual. 


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Dr Bin Li

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email bin.li@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7899
Fax (02) 4921 6931

Office

Room X-544
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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