Dr. Vincent Yang

Senior Associate

Dr. Vincent Cheng Yang is a Canadian citizen and a Professor of Law of some 35 years of university working experience. He has taught all levels of university courses in law, international relations, criminology and criminal justice since 1984. He was called to the Bar in Shanghai in 1985 and practiced law in China from 1985-1990. He was Chair Professor of International Law, Pro-Rector and Vice Rector at University of Saint Joseph in Macau during 2010-2018, Professor and Acting Dean of Law School at Shantou University in 2008-2010, adjunct Chair Professor and Supervisor of Doctoral Students at College of Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University in 2007-2018, Professor and Vice Dean of Law at Macau University of Science and Technology in 2002-2007, Visiting Associate Professor at University Macau in 2001-2002, Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in 1986-1987 and 1990, University Lecturer and Director of Comparative Legal Studies at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai during 1984-1990. He is a Member of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities and several other professional associations, Vice President of Macau Association for the Promotion of Higher Education and Macau Association of Higher Education Professionals, and served as Council Member of the Guangdong Provincial Law Society and Acting Chair of Legal Education Society of Guangdong Province. He has previously been an expert of the Canadian Bar Association and several other Canadian executing agencies for CIDA China technical cooperation programs and projects of law and justice reforms in 1995-2015. He was also formerly the Canadian Program Director at International Centre for Criminal Law Reform during 1995-2010, an International Expert to UN OHCHR in 2002-2005 and an expert member of the Government of Canada delegation to the Canada-China Human Rights Dialogues.