Yu-Wei Chen is a fellow at the O’Neill Institute.
During his master’s studies, Chen was a research assistant at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law, where he researched the implications of international human rights laws on pandemic control, as well as the legislation relating to medical countermeasures in the United States. In addition, he participated in the 2020/21 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (19th edition), where he focused on policy interventions on public health under the World Trade Organization regime. He also previously served as a research intern at the O’Neill Institute.
Chen is interested in researching transnational regulatory issues and their impact on human rights and global health. His master dissertation explores how vaccine liability enables or impedes vaccine availability. He is currently working with Professor Wen-Chen Chang of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law on the analysis of the state of emergency from the perspective of comparative constitutional law.
Chen holds an LL.B. from National Chung Cheng University and recently obtained an LL.M. from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law.