Dr Rayner Thwaites

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) (Melbourne) LLM SJD (Tor)
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 8546
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Biographical details

Rayner is a senior lecturer in administrative and public law, commencing at Sydney in 2014. From mid-2010 to 2013 he was a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington where he taught New Zealand public law and administrative law, Australian public law, comparative constitutionalism and comparative counter-terrorism law. He has a doctorate from the University of Toronto on the legality of indefinite detention of non-citizens. He is author of The Liberty of Non-citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries (Hart Publishing, February 2014).

Research interests

  • Comparative public law
  • Administrative law and human rights
  • Citizenship and rights

Teaching and supervision

  • Administrative Law
  • Public Law
  • Comparative Public Law (common law jurisdictions)

Awards and honours

  • 2010 Marks Medal from the University of Toronto law faculty for the best graduate thesis.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Thwaites, R. (2014). The Liberty of Non-citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries. United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Thwaites, R. (2015). The Security of Citizenship? Finnis in the context of the United Kingdom's Citizenship Stripping Provisions (Forthcoming). In Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World. Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Thwaites, R., Knight, D. (2013). Administrative Law Through a Regulatory Lens: Situating Judicial Adjudication Within a Wider Accountability Framework. In Susy Frankel, Deborah Ryder (Eds.), Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World, (pp. 529-558). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.
  • Knight, D., Thwaites, R. (2011). Review and Appeal of Regulatory Decisions: The Tension between Supervision and Performance. In Susy Frankel (Eds.), Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand, (pp. 215-240). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.
  • Thwaites, R. (2010). A coordinated judicial response to counter-terrorism? Counter-examples. In Mark B. Salter (Eds.), Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations: The EU, Canada and the war on terror, (pp. 236-258). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Thwaites, R., Dyzenhaus, D. (2007). Legality and Emergency - The Judiciary in a Time of Terror. In A. Lynch, E. MacDonald & G. Williams (Eds.), Law and Liberty in the War on Terror. Sydney: Federation Press.

Journals

  • Thwaites, R. (2013). Book Review: Daniel Wilsher, Immigration Detention: Law, History, Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 420 pp, hb £65.00. The Modern Law Review, 76(3), 639-643.
  • Thwaites, R. (2012). Book Review: Robert Thomas, Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals: A Study of Tribunal Adjudication, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011, 342 pp, pb £50.00. The Modern Law Review, 75(4), 674-678. [More Information]
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Process and Substance: Charkaoui I in the Light of Subsequent Development. U N B Law Journal, 62(1), 13-36.
  • Thwaites, R. (2009). Discriminating Against Non-Citizens Under the Charter: Charkaoui and Section 15. Queen's Law Journal, 34(2), 669-718.

Conferences

  • Thwaites, R. (2014). [Comparative] Common Law Experiences Panel - Australasia. Deportation with Assurances Symposium 2014, London, England: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R., Macklin, A. (2014). Citizenship Deprivation in the UK and Canada. European University Institute (EUI) 2014, Florence, Italy: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2014). Procedural Fairness as Empty? Procedural Fairness and National Security in Australia and the UK. The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2014: Judging in the 21st Century, Nottingham, England: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2014). The Separation of Powers, Rights and Procedural Change: Judicial Responses to Secret Evidence in the United Kingdom and Australia. Public Law Conference 2014: Process and Substance in Public Law, Cambridge, England: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2012). The Place of Adjudication in Regulatory Reform. Regulatory Reform Stage 3 Workshop: Victoria University of Wellington 2012, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). "Intentionalist" Approaches and Indefinite Detention: The Court of Appeal's Decision in Yadegary. New Zealand Public Law Colloquium 2011, Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Commentator on Claudia Geiringer, 'Proportionality Review of Administrative Power Under the Bill of Rights'. New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, 21st Birthday Workshop 2011, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Regulation - Specialist Bodies, Ministers and the Courts. Regulatory Reform Stage 2 Workshop: Victoria University of Wellington 2011, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2010). Allegiance: of Continuing Relevance to Citizenship? Critic and Conscience: 27th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) 2010, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2010). How Important is Citizenship Status? Connecting International Law with Public Law - Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World 2010, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). From "Facilitating Removal" to "Segregation": Shifting Rationales for Immigration Detention. Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). Removable Aliens? The Divergence Between Canada and the United Kingdom on Indefinite Detention. Internal and External Insecurities: The EU's Anti-Terrorism Strategy and International Cooperation 2008, Brussels, Belgium: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). The Impact of National Security on Immigration Jurisprudence Under the Charter: the Fractured Picture Emerging from Charkaoui. Workshop on Justice and Security in Canada and the European Union 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). The Slide from "Facilitating Removal" to "Segregation": Indefinite Immigration Detention Cases in Australia and Canada. Biennial Immigration Law Teachers' Workshop 2008, Coral Gables, FL, USA: Presentation.

2015

  • Thwaites, R. (2015). The Security of Citizenship? Finnis in the context of the United Kingdom's Citizenship Stripping Provisions (Forthcoming). In Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World. Australia: Cambridge University Press.

2014

  • Thwaites, R. (2014). [Comparative] Common Law Experiences Panel - Australasia. Deportation with Assurances Symposium 2014, London, England: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R., Macklin, A. (2014). Citizenship Deprivation in the UK and Canada. European University Institute (EUI) 2014, Florence, Italy: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2014). Procedural Fairness as Empty? Procedural Fairness and National Security in Australia and the UK. The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2014: Judging in the 21st Century, Nottingham, England: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2014). The Liberty of Non-citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries. United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.
  • Thwaites, R. (2014). The Separation of Powers, Rights and Procedural Change: Judicial Responses to Secret Evidence in the United Kingdom and Australia. Public Law Conference 2014: Process and Substance in Public Law, Cambridge, England: Presentation.

2013

  • Thwaites, R., Knight, D. (2013). Administrative Law Through a Regulatory Lens: Situating Judicial Adjudication Within a Wider Accountability Framework. In Susy Frankel, Deborah Ryder (Eds.), Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World, (pp. 529-558). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.
  • Thwaites, R. (2013). Book Review: Daniel Wilsher, Immigration Detention: Law, History, Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 420 pp, hb £65.00. The Modern Law Review, 76(3), 639-643.

2012

  • Thwaites, R. (2012). Book Review: Robert Thomas, Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals: A Study of Tribunal Adjudication, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011, 342 pp, pb £50.00. The Modern Law Review, 75(4), 674-678. [More Information]
  • Thwaites, R. (2012). The Place of Adjudication in Regulatory Reform. Regulatory Reform Stage 3 Workshop: Victoria University of Wellington 2012, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.

2011

  • Thwaites, R. (2011). "Intentionalist" Approaches and Indefinite Detention: The Court of Appeal's Decision in Yadegary. New Zealand Public Law Colloquium 2011, Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Commentator on Claudia Geiringer, 'Proportionality Review of Administrative Power Under the Bill of Rights'. New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, 21st Birthday Workshop 2011, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Process and Substance: Charkaoui I in the Light of Subsequent Development. U N B Law Journal, 62(1), 13-36.
  • Thwaites, R. (2011). Regulation - Specialist Bodies, Ministers and the Courts. Regulatory Reform Stage 2 Workshop: Victoria University of Wellington 2011, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Knight, D., Thwaites, R. (2011). Review and Appeal of Regulatory Decisions: The Tension between Supervision and Performance. In Susy Frankel (Eds.), Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand, (pp. 215-240). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

2010

  • Thwaites, R. (2010). A coordinated judicial response to counter-terrorism? Counter-examples. In Mark B. Salter (Eds.), Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations: The EU, Canada and the war on terror, (pp. 236-258). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Thwaites, R. (2010). Allegiance: of Continuing Relevance to Citizenship? Critic and Conscience: 27th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) 2010, Wellington, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2010). How Important is Citizenship Status? Connecting International Law with Public Law - Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World 2010, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.

2009

  • Thwaites, R. (2009). Discriminating Against Non-Citizens Under the Charter: Charkaoui and Section 15. Queen's Law Journal, 34(2), 669-718.

2008

  • Thwaites, R. (2008). From "Facilitating Removal" to "Segregation": Shifting Rationales for Immigration Detention. Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). Removable Aliens? The Divergence Between Canada and the United Kingdom on Indefinite Detention. Internal and External Insecurities: The EU's Anti-Terrorism Strategy and International Cooperation 2008, Brussels, Belgium: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). The Impact of National Security on Immigration Jurisprudence Under the Charter: the Fractured Picture Emerging from Charkaoui. Workshop on Justice and Security in Canada and the European Union 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada: Presentation.
  • Thwaites, R. (2008). The Slide from "Facilitating Removal" to "Segregation": Indefinite Immigration Detention Cases in Australia and Canada. Biennial Immigration Law Teachers' Workshop 2008, Coral Gables, FL, USA: Presentation.

2007

  • Thwaites, R., Dyzenhaus, D. (2007). Legality and Emergency - The Judiciary in a Time of Terror. In A. Lynch, E. MacDonald & G. Williams (Eds.), Law and Liberty in the War on Terror. Sydney: Federation Press.

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