China’s Supreme People’s Court has appointed three current and former STL professors to a Committee of Experts established to advise China’s new International Commercial Court (CICC). Distinguished Scholar in Residence Professor Susan Finder, Emeritus Professor Peter Malanczuk, and former Visiting Professor Gary Born joined 29 other experts at an August 26 induction ceremony in Beijing that included members of the Sureme People’s Court and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Commerce. The CICC Expert Committee is the first ever appointed by the People’s Supreme Court that includes members from outside Mainland China.
Professors Finder and Malanczuk were invited to address the gathering. Professor Finder concluded her remarks by saying that the new Court should use this opportunity to train a new generation of Chinese international judicial personnel (including STL students).