Judge Liu Daqun was born September 20, 1950 in China. He studied Law and International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Since 2000 he has been a permanent Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Before joining ICTY, he was ambassador to Jamaica and also permanent representative of the People’s Republic of China to the International Seabed Authority.
From 1984 to 1993, Judge Liu was director of private international law division, and of the Law of the Sea Division, Treaty and Law Department, Foreign Ministry. From 1993 to 1998, Judge Liu became the Deputy Director General and Legal Adviser, Treaty and Law Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affair.
Judge Liu was also professor of International Law at the China University of Law and Political Science.
Judge Liu served several times as a member of the Chinese delegation to legal forums and negotiations. In 1998, he was deputy head and chief negotiator of the Chinese delegation to the Rome Conference on the establishment of the International Criminal Court.