Women in International Law Network

The Olive Schill Society

We are delighted to announce the launch of our website. In order to commemorate this, we share with you an interview we had the privilege of conducting with Judge Xue Hanqin of the International Court of Justice.

The Manchester International Law Centre welcomed Judge Xue on the 5 of May 2016 to deliver the Annual Melland Schill lecture. Her lecture, entitled “Cultural Element in International Law”, illustrated how culture, especially languages, traditions and historical heritage affect the way we understand and apply international law.


That same day, WILNET had the opportunity to interview and ask her Excellency some key questions about her pathway into international law. She generously shared with us some words of wisdom that should be of interest to all women international lawyers, and indeed aspiring international lawyers in general.

We hope you enjoy watching the interview.

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