Jingjing Zhao

PhD Researcher

Jingjing’s main research areas include Public International Law, Environmental Law (International, EU, UK and China), WTO Law. For her PhD research, she mainly explores the relationship between the WTO Agreements and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety from a norm conflict perspective. She has been researching specifically on the following issues on both doctrinal and empirical dimensions:

  • General norm conflict avoidance and resolution techniques in international law;
  • Potential conflicts between the WTO Agreements and the Cartagena Protocol;
  • Empirical research including interviews with representatives from the EU, UK and China, and delegates from the WTO and the CBD.

Recent activities include:

  • Publishing a book chapter: J Zhao, ‘Public Participation in China’s Domestic Regulation of GMOs: Current Status and Possible Improvements’ in W Yu (ed.) Study on the Environmental Resources Law in the Context of Ecological Civilisation (China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2016) (in Chinese).
  • Giving a seminar to LLM students as a member of SCELG on the topic of 'Examining the Relationship between the WTO Agreements and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety from A Norm Conflict Perspective: A Doctrinal and Empirical Study', the University of Strathclyde, November 2016.
  • Publishing a country report: J Zhao, ‘Country Report (China): The Revised Atmospheric Pollution Prevention and Control Law’ in Issue 7, IUCN Academy of International Law eJournal.
Jingjing is also a part-time lecturer and tutor in the Strathclyde Law School. Prior to joining the University of Strathclyde, she obtained an LLB in Law with Chinese Law from China University of Political Science and Law, and LLM in International Law and LLM by Research in Legal Research from the University of Edinburgh.