Dr Do Hai Ha
Dr Do Hai Ha will join the Asian Law Centre as a Research Fellow in August 2018.
Ha’s research focuses broadly on legal reform and transplantation in transitional socialist states, comparative and international labour law, constitutional law and the legal profession (with a particular emphasis on Vietnam). During the time at the Asian Law Centre, he will advance his study in respect of the emergence of lawyers, their growing activism and changing relationship with the Party-state in post-reform Vietnam. His current projects also include the transforming Vietnamese legality and recent developments of Vietnamese collective labour law (in comparison with Chinese law and in the context of its deeper integration into global trade).
Ha holds LLM and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne. Completed in 2016, his doctoral thesis is entitled: The Dynamics of Legal Transplantation: Regulating Industrial Conflicts in Post-Doi moi Vietnam. Before joining the Asian Law Centre, Ha worked for different law schools in Vietnam for fourteen years. He also has several years advising on corporate, commercial and labour law matters, and has served as an independent expert in multiple labour law reform projects sponsored by the ILO and other foreign donors in Vietnam.