Maiko Meguro joined the Amsterdam Center for International Law in September 2016. Her research focuses on international law making process through the lense of interaction between legal bindingness and normativity, and interaction among decision makings at different governance levels. The fields of her specializations: Legal Theory | Sources of Law | Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Law | Law of International Organizations | International Environmental Law | Trade and Investment Law | International Courts and Arbitrations | Transnational Law on Digital Technologies.
She is also a practitioner, who has extensive experience in international negotiations as well as regulation and policy makings as a deputy director of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Goverment of Japan. She is currently seconded to DG CONECT (the European Comission) as a legal analyst on the issue of new digital techinologies inlcuding blockchain. Previously, during her time in METI, she served for COP/CMP processes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Intergovernmental Panels of Climate Change(IPCC), WTO dispute settlement, and several investment related treaties including Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) and EU-Japan EPA. She worked as a researcher at several institutions including the Energy Charter Treaty, Brussels. For editorial experiences, she is currently the theme developer on climate change (and other environment, energy resource related topic) of the Oxford database for International Organizations (OXIO).
Maiko has a LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam, and a Master's in International Relations(specialized in international law) from the University of Tokyo, Japan.