Shinya Murase is Professor Emeritus of Jochi (Sophia) University in Tokyo, and currently Visiting Professor at Peking University. He obtained B.A. from International Christian University, Tokyo and S.J.D. from the University of Tokyo. He was Visiting Scholar/Research Fellow at Harvard Law School from 1974 to 1976, and Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School in 1995. He served as Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank from 1998 to 2004. He is a Member of the UN International Law Commission (ILC) since 2009 and its Special Rapporteur for the topic on the Protection of the Atmosphere since 2013. He is also Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and of the Institute of International Law. His major publications include: International Law: An Integrative Perspective on Transboundary Issues (Sophia University Press, 2011, in English) and International Lawmaking: Sources of International Law(Toshindo, 2002, in Japanese). The latter has been translated into Chinese and published by the Chinese People's University for Public Safety Press.