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Margaret Liu

Dr, Senior Lecturer

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    PhD projects

    1. International Arbitration Law 2. International Trade Law 3. International Human Rights 4. International Criminal Law 5. Comparative Study on Anti-Suit Injunctions 6. Others Related to Comparative Legal Study

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    Dr Margaret Liu is a Senior Lecturer in law at Coventry Law School, she joined Coventry University in 2001. Prior to joining Coventry Law School, she was a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Law Department in Shaanxi University College of Business and Law in China, and a Solicitor at Xian ZhenDa Law Firm. Margaret’s expertise is in International Trade Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law, particularly, in the fields of international commercial activities, and public sector restructuring, regulation and reform, policy management and policy process, including formulation, implementation and evaluation. These include restructuring governmental institutions, new public management, a human rights-based public service, and a consumer orientation on delivery services to the public, which challenge the conventions and policies of constitutional and administrative law.

    This work is an outgrowth of her practice-based applied research, drawing on her prior career experience as a solicitor and a legal advisor to a Joint-venture company and local governments, where she advised on public sector reform, a rights-based public service and International Arbitration and International Trade Law. She has been invited to give many of the keynotes at international conferences and workshops, such as, The 27th International Congress of Administrative Sciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE, entitled The UK Quality of Public Service: A Shift towards a Rights-based Public Service?; The IIAS 3rd International Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, entitled Is the Information Commissioner a Promoter of Transparency for Better Governance?; The First Specialised International Conference of International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), Sunningdale, UK, entitled The Rise of Cadre Entrepreneurs in China – Elite Transformation?, and so forth.

    Dr Margaret Liu has published many research papers from international conferences and in academic journals to transfer her research results to legal practice. In addition to her research-based activities, she has been involved in developing a PhD research culture and continuing professional development (CPD) for short training courses for lawyers. She is a qualified solicitor and a member of SAB and PAB of Coventry Law School.

    Research Interests

    International Trade Law; Rights-based public service; International Criminal Law ; International Human Rights and State Obligations


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