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Dr Matthieu Burnay


Senior Lecturer in Global Law / School of Law


Dr Matthieu Burnay is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Global Law at Queen Mary University of London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, as well as an Associate Researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven. He has an interdisciplinary background in law, political science and history. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Leuven and a Double MSc degree in International Affairs from Peking University and the London School of Economics.

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Matthieu Burnay, Chinese Perspectives on the International Rule of Law: Law and Politics in the One-Party State, Edward Elgar, 2018.

Jan Wouters, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, and Matthieu Burnay (eds.), China, the European Union and the Developing World: A Triangular Relationship, Edward Elgar, 2015.


Matthieu Burnay and Eva Pils, ‘Chinese Citizenship as a Contested Idea: Domestic Fragmentation and Transnational Expansion’, 9 State Crime 1, 2020, Forthcoming.

Matthieu Burnay and Wim Muller (eds.), Special Issue on ‘China and Global Governance: Between the International Rule of Law and the International Rule of Power?’, The Hague Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 31 (2018), 2020, Forthcoming.

Matthieu Burnay, ‘China and Global Governance: Towards a Low-Cost Global Legal Order?', The Hague Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 31 (2018), 2020, Forthcoming.

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