Associate Professor Tim Stephens

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) (Sydney) MPhil (Cantab) PhD (Sydney)
Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework)
Deputy Director, University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science
Australian Research Council Future Fellow

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Tim Stephens is an Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Sydney. Tim teaches and researches in public international law, with his published work focussing on the international law of the sea, international environmental law and international dispute settlement. He has published over 80 articles, book chapters and notes in Australian and international publications and has authored, co-authored or edited six books. Major career works include The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2010) with Donald R Rothwell and International Courts and Environmental Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2009). In 2010 Tim was awarded the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Prize for ‘outstanding scholarship and contributions in the field of international environmental law’. He has been a consultant for several non-governmental organisations, including a long association of work for the International Fund for Animal Welfare in relation to cetacean conservation. In 2014, Tim was appointed, on the nomination of the Australian Government, to the List of Experts for the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. Between 2010 and 2013 Tim was Co-Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law. Tim has a PhD in law from the University of Sydney, an M.Phil in geography from the University of Cambridge, and a BA and LLB (both with Honours) from the University of Sydney.

Research interests

  • Public international law
  • International environmental law
  • Law of the sea
  • International dispute resolution
  • Constitutional law

Teaching and supervision

  • Public International Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Law I
  • International Law II
  • Carbon Trading Derivatives and Taxation
  • Coastal and Marine Law
  • Policy and Sustainability

Dr Stephens supervises postgraduate research and undergraduate honours students across a range of fields of public international law, particularly the law of the sea and international environmental law.

Associations

  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales (2000-).
  • Rapporteur, International Law Association Study Group on Due Diligence (2013-2015).
  • Rapporteur, Sydney and Canberra Panels of International Legal Experts (assessing legality of Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean) (2006 and 2009)
  • Member, International Law Association Committee on International Law on Sustainable Development (2010-2012).
  • Advisory Board, New Zealand Yearbook of International Law (2013-).
  • Editor, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Newsletter (2010-).
  • Editorial Board, Sydney Law Review (2007-2008).
  • Executive Councillor, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2007-2012).

Awards and honours

  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Prize (2010). In recognition of outstanding scholarship in the area of environmental law by an academic of less than 10 years standing.
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trusts Scholarship (2005-2006).
  • H S Carslaw Memorial Scholarship (2003).
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2002-2005).

In the media

Dr Stephens is a frequent media commentator. He can be heard here discussing his research with Margaret Throsby on the ABC Classic FM Midday Interview.

Selected grants

2015

  • International Law and the Anthropocene; Stephens T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

2014

  • The International Law Library on WorldLII: New content and facilities for the leading library and citator for international law; Brown C, Stephens T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2010

  • Developing a legal framework for Indonesia's participation in an internationally sanctioned scheme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (and Degradation); Lyster R, Stephens T, Peden E, Butt S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Butt, S., Lyster, R., Stephens, T. (2015). Climate Change and Forest Governance: Lessons from Indonesia (Forthcoming). United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Saul, B., Sherwood, S., McAdam, J., Stephens, T., Slezak, J. (2012). Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Global Challenge. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2010). The International Law of the Sea. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.
  • Stephens, T. (2009). International Courts and Environmental Protection. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Saul, B., Stephens, T. (2015). Antarctica in International Law (Forthcoming). United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Rothwell, D., Oude Elferink, A., Scott, K., Stephens, T. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T., VanderZwaag, D. (2014). Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change. Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 197 - Cooperation on a Global or Regional Basis (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 198 - Notification of Imminent or Actual Damage (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 199 - Contingency Plans Against Pollution (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 200 - Studies, Research Programmes and Exchange of Information (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 201 - Scientific Criteria for Regulation (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 235 - Responsibility and Liability (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 236 - Sovereign Immunity (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Peel, J., Stephens, T. (2015). Australia and International Environmental Law (Forthcoming). In D Rothwell (Eds.), International Law in Australia. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Climate Change and Ocean Acidification (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2015). Marine Scientific Research (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Ocean Acidification (Forthcoming). In Rosemary Rayfuse (Eds.), Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Principle 26: The 1992 Rio Declaration and the International Environmental Dispute Settlement (Forthcoming). In Jorge E. Vinuales (Eds.), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Jaeckel, A. (2015). Sustainable Development Principles in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Forthcoming). In Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (Eds.), Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals. United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Rothwell, D., Oude Elferink, A., Scott, K., Stephens, T. (2015). The Future of the Law of the Sea (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). International environmental disputes: to sue or not to sue? In Natalie Klein (Eds.), Litigating International Law Disputes: Weighing the Balance, (pp. 284-304). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). Polar continental shelves: Australian and Canadian challenges and opportunities. In Tim Stephens, David VanderZwaag (Eds.), Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change, (pp. 146-165). Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T., VanderZwaag, D. (2014). Polar oceans governance: shifting seascapes, hazy horizons. In Tim Stephens, David VanderZwaag (Eds.), Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change, (pp. 1-17). Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Klein, N., Stephens, T. (2014). Whaling in the Antarctic: Protecting Rights in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Through International Litigation. In Clive Schofield, Seokwoo Lee, Moon-Sang Kwon (Eds.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction, (pp. 525-548). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Butt, S., Garcia, B., Parsons, J., Stephens, T. (2013). Brazil and Indonesia: REaDD+y or not? In Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, Constance McDermott (Eds.), Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+, (pp. 251-274). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2013). Climate change adaptation and marine and coastal law. In Jonathan Verschuuren (Eds.), Research Handbook On Climate Change Adaptation Law, (pp. 273-297). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2013). The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On. In D Freestone (Eds.), The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas, (pp. 27-35). The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Stephens, T. (2013). The settlement of disputes in international environmental law. In Shawkat Alam, Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury, Erika J. Techera (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, (pp. 175-187). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). A Model Litigant? Australia's Record in Transboundary Environmental Litigation. In R Warner and S Marsden (Eds.), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives, (pp. 243-263). Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate.
  • Abbs, R., Cashman, P., Stephens, T. (2012). Australia. In R Lord, S Goldberg, L Rajamani and J Brunnee (Eds.), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, (pp. 67-111). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). International Courts and Sustainable Development: Using Old Tools to Shape a New Discourse. In B Jessup and K Rubenstein (Eds.), Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, (pp. 195-217). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2011). The Continental Shelf. In Rachel Baird and Donald R. Rothwell (Eds.), Australian Coastal and Marine Law, (pp. 151-177). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2010). International Courts and Climate Change: 'Progression', 'Regression' and 'Administration'. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 53-70). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2010). Sustainability Discourses in International Courts: What Place for Global Justice? In Duncan French (Eds.), Global Justice and Sustainable Development, (pp. 39-56). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). A Slow Burn: The Emergence of Climate Change Law in Australia. In T Rajitha (Eds.), Global Warming: Fostering Solutions, (pp. 147-165). Hyderabad, India: Amicus Books, The ICFAI University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). A slow burn: the emergence of climate change law in Australia. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 1-22). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Boer, B. (2007). Enforcement and Compliance in the Australian Antarctic Territory:Legal and Policy Dilemmas. In Lorne K. Kriwoken, Julia Jabour and Alan D. Hemmings (Eds.), Looking South: Australia's Antarctic Agenda, (pp. 54-70). Australia: Federation Press.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Dispute Resolution And The Law Of The Sea: Reconciling The Interaction Between The Los Convention And Other Environmental Instruments. In Alex G. Oude Elferink & Donald R. Rothwell (Eds.), Oceans Management in the 21st Century: Institutional Frameworks and Responses, (pp. 209-229). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Journals

  • Stephens, T. (2014). After the Storm: The Whaling in the Antarctic Case and the Australian Whale Sanctuary (Forthcoming). Environmental and Planning Law Journal.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). Book Review: The Law of Nuclear Energy, by Helen Cook, (Sweet & Maxwell, 2013), 678pp., hardback, £240.00, ISBN: 978-0-41402-315-4. International Energy Law Review, 2014 (6), 222.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). In Brief: Do you think climate change should be on the G20 agenda? Medical Journal of Australia, 201(5), 251.
  • Stephens, T. (2013). Book Review: Alexander Zahar, Jacqueline Peel and Lee Godden, Australian Climate Law in Global Context (Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-521-14210-6). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15(1), 195-200.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). Antarctic security in the twenty-first century: legal and policy perspectives, edited by Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell and Karen N. Scott, Abingdon, Routledge, 2012, 368 pp. The Polar Journal, 2(2), 464-466. [More Information]
  • Saul, B., Stephens, T. (2012). Not Yet Out of the Woods: Australia's Attempt to Regulate Illegal Timber Imports and World Trade Organization Obligations. Australian International Law Journal, 19, 143-160.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). The Arctic and Antarctic Regimes and the Limits of Polar Comparativism. German Yearbook of International Law, 54, 315-349.
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2012). The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 27(4), 701-709. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). David Leary and Balakrishna Pisupati (eds), The Future of International Environmental Law (United Nations University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-92-808-1192-6). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1/2), 213-217.
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Reimagining International Water Law. Maryland Law Review, 71, 20-40.
  • Stephens, T., Hutton, G. (2011). What Future for Deep Seabed Mining in the Pacific? Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 151-158.
  • Johns, F., Saul, B., Hirsch, P., Stephens, T., Boer, B. (2010). Law and the Mekong River Basin: A Socio-Legal Research Agenda on the Role of Hard and Soft Law in Regulating Transboundary Water Resources. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 11(1), 154-174.
  • Stephens, T. (2010). Stephen Tromans, Nuclear Law: The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context (2010). Australian International Law Journal, 17, 293-297.
  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2010). The Extended Continental Shelves of Sub-Antarctic Islands: Implications for Antarctic Governance. Polar Record, 46(4), 312-327.
  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2009). Australia's Extended Continental Shelf: What Implications for Antarctica? Public Law Review, 20(1), 9-16.
  • Baird, R., Simons, M., Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: A Litmus Test for International Law. Carbon and Climate Law Review, 4/2009, 459-471.
  • Simons, M., Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: Addressing the Other CO2 Problem. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 12(1), 1-19.
  • Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem. IMPACT: A National Journal of Environmental Law, 87, 13-17.
  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2009). Reconciling Regional and Global Dispensations: The Implications of Sub-antarctic Extended Continental Shelf Penetration of the Antarctic Treaty Area. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 6, 273-291.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). Book Review: Tim Bonyhady and Peter Christoff (eds), Climate Law in Australia, 2008. Australian International Law Journal, 15, 285-289.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). Fisheries-Led Development in the South Pacific: Charting a "Pacific Way" to a Sustainable Future. Ocean Development and International Law, 39(3), 257-286.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). The International Law of Climate Change. Australian International Law Journal, 14, 9-12.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). The Japanese Whaling Case: Implications for Australia and Beyond. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 11(3 & 4), 137-146.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). Japanese Whaling in Antarctica: Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 16(2), 243-246.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). Review: E, Louka (ed) 'International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness and World Order'. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, , 149-151.
  • Thomas, L., Stephens, T. (2007). The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act: New prospects for effective implementation? Public Law Review, 18(2), 84-88.
  • Lyster, R., Stephens, T. (2007). The Rise and Rise of Environmental Markets: Biodiversity Banking in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10(1), 1-12.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). United Kingdom Carbon Emissions Reduction Legislation. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(4), 249-252.
  • Stephens, T. (2006). Book review: Climate Change Damage and International Law: Prevention Duties and State Responsibility by Phoda Verheyen. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 9(4), 361-365.
  • Stephens, T. (2006). Multiple International Courts and the 'Fragmentation' of International Environmental Law. Australian Yearbook of International Law, 25, 227-271.
  • Mills, A., Stephens, T. (2005). Challenging the Role of the Judges in Slaughter's Liberal Theory of International Law. Leiden Journal of International Law, 18(1), 1-30. [More Information]
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Case Note: Law Of The Sea - The 'Volga' Case (Russian Federation V Australia) Itlos No.11. Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 35(2), 283-291.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). Enforcing Australia'S Fisheries Laws: Testing The Limits Of Hot Pursuit In Domestic And International Law. Public Law Review, 15(1), 12-16.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Illegal Southern Ocean Fishing And Prompt Release: Balancing Coastal And Flag State Rights And Interests. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 53(1), 171-187.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). International Criminal Law And The Response To International Terror. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 27(2), 454-481.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). The Limits Of International Adjudication In International Environmental Law: Another Perspective On The Southern Bluefin Tuna Case. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 19(2), 177-197.
  • Stephens, T. (2003). Bowling for Paranoid Nationalism - Review of Michael Moore's film, 'Bowling for Columbine' after reading Ghassan Hage's book, 'Against a Paranoid Nationalism'. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 14(3), 324-327.
  • Stephens, T. (2002). Review: Rubenstein, K (ed), "Individual, Community, Nation: Fifty Years of Australian Citizenship". Sydney Law Review, 24(1), 135-138.
  • Stephens, T. (2002). The International Criminal Court and the Australian Constitution. Public Law Review, 13(4), 246-251.
  • Stephens, T. (2002). The LaGrand Case (Federal Republic of Germany V United States of America): The Right to Information on Consular Assistance under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: A Right for What Purpose? Melbourne Journal of International Law, 3(1), 143-164.
  • Stephens, T. (2001). A Paper Umbrella which Dissolves in the Rain? Implications of the Southern Bluefin Tuna Case for the Compulsory Resolution of Disputes Concerning the Marine Environment under the 1982 LOS Convention. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 6(3/4), 1-23.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Stephens, T. (2014). Japan could resume whaling - this time with The Hague's blessing. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2013). A reprieve, but the Great Barrier Reef remains on death row. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T., Choi, S. (2013). Our Role In The Kaniva Tragedy. New Matilda. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). As Asia faces climate change upheaval, how will Australia respond? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). Sea Shepherd antics make a great story, but the real whaling news is elsewhere. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). The Great Barrier Reef at a crossroads. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). US court harpoons whaling protesters. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). A whale of a story. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Bad week for Pell and climate change deniers. Eureka Street, 21(22).
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Cardinal Pell's climate hot air. Eureka Street, 21(9).
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Cardinal Pell's scepticism is scientifically and theologically indefensible. Religion and Ethics. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). The Bay of Plenty oil spill: loading the dice against disaster. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2010). High seas high jinks. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T., Namey, G. (2007). Recent Developments in International Water Law – The UNECE Water Convention Regime. IUCN Environmental Law Programme. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2003). Storm warning for fishing pirates. Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

Other

  • Anton, D., Breau, S., Crawford, E., de Jong, A., Joseph, S., Kinley, D., Kyriakakis, J., Nolan, J., Stephens, T., Zagor, M. (2012), In the Supreme Court of the United States: Esther Kiobel, et al. v Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., et al. - Supplemental Brief Of Australian International Law Scholars, Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioners.
  • Stephens, T. (2008), The Dangers of Deforestation: Climate Change and Deforestation in Indonesia.

2015

  • Saul, B., Stephens, T. (2015). Antarctica in International Law (Forthcoming). United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 197 - Cooperation on a Global or Regional Basis (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 198 - Notification of Imminent or Actual Damage (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 199 - Contingency Plans Against Pollution (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 200 - Studies, Research Programmes and Exchange of Information (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 201 - Scientific Criteria for Regulation (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 235 - Responsibility and Liability (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Article 236 - Sovereign Immunity (Forthcoming). In Alexander Proelss (Eds.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Commentary. Germany: C.H. Beck.
  • Peel, J., Stephens, T. (2015). Australia and International Environmental Law (Forthcoming). In D Rothwell (Eds.), International Law in Australia. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Butt, S., Lyster, R., Stephens, T. (2015). Climate Change and Forest Governance: Lessons from Indonesia (Forthcoming). United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Climate Change and Ocean Acidification (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2015). Marine Scientific Research (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Ocean Acidification (Forthcoming). In Rosemary Rayfuse (Eds.), Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T. (2015). Principle 26: The 1992 Rio Declaration and the International Environmental Dispute Settlement (Forthcoming). In Jorge E. Vinuales (Eds.), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Jaeckel, A. (2015). Sustainable Development Principles in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Forthcoming). In Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (Eds.), Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals. United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Rothwell, D., Oude Elferink, A., Scott, K., Stephens, T. (2015). The Future of the Law of the Sea (Forthcoming). In Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Rothwell, D., Oude Elferink, A., Scott, K., Stephens, T. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2014

  • Stephens, T. (2014). After the Storm: The Whaling in the Antarctic Case and the Australian Whale Sanctuary (Forthcoming). Environmental and Planning Law Journal.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). Book Review: The Law of Nuclear Energy, by Helen Cook, (Sweet & Maxwell, 2013), 678pp., hardback, £240.00, ISBN: 978-0-41402-315-4. International Energy Law Review, 2014 (6), 222.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). In Brief: Do you think climate change should be on the G20 agenda? Medical Journal of Australia, 201(5), 251.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). International environmental disputes: to sue or not to sue? In Natalie Klein (Eds.), Litigating International Law Disputes: Weighing the Balance, (pp. 284-304). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2014). Japan could resume whaling - this time with The Hague's blessing. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2014). Polar continental shelves: Australian and Canadian challenges and opportunities. In Tim Stephens, David VanderZwaag (Eds.), Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change, (pp. 146-165). Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T., VanderZwaag, D. (2014). Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change. Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T., VanderZwaag, D. (2014). Polar oceans governance: shifting seascapes, hazy horizons. In Tim Stephens, David VanderZwaag (Eds.), Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change, (pp. 1-17). Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Klein, N., Stephens, T. (2014). Whaling in the Antarctic: Protecting Rights in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Through International Litigation. In Clive Schofield, Seokwoo Lee, Moon-Sang Kwon (Eds.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction, (pp. 525-548). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

2013

  • Stephens, T. (2013). A reprieve, but the Great Barrier Reef remains on death row. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2013). Book Review: Alexander Zahar, Jacqueline Peel and Lee Godden, Australian Climate Law in Global Context (Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-521-14210-6). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15(1), 195-200.
  • Butt, S., Garcia, B., Parsons, J., Stephens, T. (2013). Brazil and Indonesia: REaDD+y or not? In Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, Constance McDermott (Eds.), Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+, (pp. 251-274). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2013). Climate change adaptation and marine and coastal law. In Jonathan Verschuuren (Eds.), Research Handbook On Climate Change Adaptation Law, (pp. 273-297). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Stephens, T., Choi, S. (2013). Our Role In The Kaniva Tragedy. New Matilda. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2013). The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On. In D Freestone (Eds.), The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas, (pp. 27-35). The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Stephens, T. (2013). The settlement of disputes in international environmental law. In Shawkat Alam, Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury, Erika J. Techera (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, (pp. 175-187). Oxon: Routledge.

2012

  • Stephens, T. (2012). A Model Litigant? Australia's Record in Transboundary Environmental Litigation. In R Warner and S Marsden (Eds.), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives, (pp. 243-263). Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). Antarctic security in the twenty-first century: legal and policy perspectives, edited by Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell and Karen N. Scott, Abingdon, Routledge, 2012, 368 pp. The Polar Journal, 2(2), 464-466. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). As Asia faces climate change upheaval, how will Australia respond? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Abbs, R., Cashman, P., Stephens, T. (2012). Australia. In R Lord, S Goldberg, L Rajamani and J Brunnee (Eds.), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, (pp. 67-111). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Saul, B., Sherwood, S., McAdam, J., Stephens, T., Slezak, J. (2012). Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Global Challenge. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Anton, D., Breau, S., Crawford, E., de Jong, A., Joseph, S., Kinley, D., Kyriakakis, J., Nolan, J., Stephens, T., Zagor, M. (2012), In the Supreme Court of the United States: Esther Kiobel, et al. v Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., et al. - Supplemental Brief Of Australian International Law Scholars, Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioners.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). International Courts and Sustainable Development: Using Old Tools to Shape a New Discourse. In B Jessup and K Rubenstein (Eds.), Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, (pp. 195-217). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Saul, B., Stephens, T. (2012). Not Yet Out of the Woods: Australia's Attempt to Regulate Illegal Timber Imports and World Trade Organization Obligations. Australian International Law Journal, 19, 143-160.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). Sea Shepherd antics make a great story, but the real whaling news is elsewhere. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). The Arctic and Antarctic Regimes and the Limits of Polar Comparativism. German Yearbook of International Law, 54, 315-349.
  • Stephens, T. (2012). The Great Barrier Reef at a crossroads. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T., Rothwell, D. (2012). The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 27(4), 701-709. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2012). US court harpoons whaling protesters. The Conversation. [More Information]

2011

  • Stephens, T. (2011). A whale of a story. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Bad week for Pell and climate change deniers. Eureka Street, 21(22).
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Cardinal Pell's climate hot air. Eureka Street, 21(9).
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Cardinal Pell's scepticism is scientifically and theologically indefensible. Religion and Ethics. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). David Leary and Balakrishna Pisupati (eds), The Future of International Environmental Law (United Nations University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-92-808-1192-6). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1/2), 213-217.
  • Stephens, T. (2011). Reimagining International Water Law. Maryland Law Review, 71, 20-40.
  • Stephens, T. (2011). The Bay of Plenty oil spill: loading the dice against disaster. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2011). The Continental Shelf. In Rachel Baird and Donald R. Rothwell (Eds.), Australian Coastal and Marine Law, (pp. 151-177). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Stephens, T., Hutton, G. (2011). What Future for Deep Seabed Mining in the Pacific? Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 151-158.

2010

  • Stephens, T. (2010). High seas high jinks. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2010). International Courts and Climate Change: 'Progression', 'Regression' and 'Administration'. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 53-70). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Johns, F., Saul, B., Hirsch, P., Stephens, T., Boer, B. (2010). Law and the Mekong River Basin: A Socio-Legal Research Agenda on the Role of Hard and Soft Law in Regulating Transboundary Water Resources. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 11(1), 154-174.
  • Stephens, T. (2010). Stephen Tromans, Nuclear Law: The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context (2010). Australian International Law Journal, 17, 293-297.
  • Stephens, T. (2010). Sustainability Discourses in International Courts: What Place for Global Justice? In Duncan French (Eds.), Global Justice and Sustainable Development, (pp. 39-56). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2010). The Extended Continental Shelves of Sub-Antarctic Islands: Implications for Antarctic Governance. Polar Record, 46(4), 312-327.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2010). The International Law of the Sea. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

2009

  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2009). Australia's Extended Continental Shelf: What Implications for Antarctica? Public Law Review, 20(1), 9-16.
  • Stephens, T. (2009). International Courts and Environmental Protection. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Baird, R., Simons, M., Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: A Litmus Test for International Law. Carbon and Climate Law Review, 4/2009, 459-471.
  • Simons, M., Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: Addressing the Other CO2 Problem. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 12(1), 1-19.
  • Stephens, T. (2009). Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem. IMPACT: A National Journal of Environmental Law, 87, 13-17.
  • Hemmings, A., Stephens, T. (2009). Reconciling Regional and Global Dispensations: The Implications of Sub-antarctic Extended Continental Shelf Penetration of the Antarctic Treaty Area. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 6, 273-291.

2008

  • Stephens, T. (2008). A Slow Burn: The Emergence of Climate Change Law in Australia. In T Rajitha (Eds.), Global Warming: Fostering Solutions, (pp. 147-165). Hyderabad, India: Amicus Books, The ICFAI University Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). Book Review: Tim Bonyhady and Peter Christoff (eds), Climate Law in Australia, 2008. Australian International Law Journal, 15, 285-289.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). Fisheries-Led Development in the South Pacific: Charting a "Pacific Way" to a Sustainable Future. Ocean Development and International Law, 39(3), 257-286.
  • Stephens, T. (2008), The Dangers of Deforestation: Climate Change and Deforestation in Indonesia.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). The International Law of Climate Change. Australian International Law Journal, 14, 9-12.
  • Stephens, T. (2008). The Japanese Whaling Case: Implications for Australia and Beyond. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 11(3 & 4), 137-146.

2007

  • Stephens, T. (2007). A slow burn: the emergence of climate change law in Australia. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 1-22). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Stephens, T., Boer, B. (2007). Enforcement and Compliance in the Australian Antarctic Territory:Legal and Policy Dilemmas. In Lorne K. Kriwoken, Julia Jabour and Alan D. Hemmings (Eds.), Looking South: Australia's Antarctic Agenda, (pp. 54-70). Australia: Federation Press.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). Japanese Whaling in Antarctica: Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 16(2), 243-246.
  • Stephens, T., Namey, G. (2007). Recent Developments in International Water Law – The UNECE Water Convention Regime. IUCN Environmental Law Programme. [More Information]
  • Stephens, T. (2007). Review: E, Louka (ed) 'International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness and World Order'. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, , 149-151.
  • Thomas, L., Stephens, T. (2007). The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act: New prospects for effective implementation? Public Law Review, 18(2), 84-88.
  • Lyster, R., Stephens, T. (2007). The Rise and Rise of Environmental Markets: Biodiversity Banking in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10(1), 1-12.
  • Stephens, T. (2007). United Kingdom Carbon Emissions Reduction Legislation. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(4), 249-252.

2006

  • Stephens, T. (2006). Book review: Climate Change Damage and International Law: Prevention Duties and State Responsibility by Phoda Verheyen. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 9(4), 361-365.
  • Stephens, T. (2006). Multiple International Courts and the 'Fragmentation' of International Environmental Law. Australian Yearbook of International Law, 25, 227-271.

2005

  • Mills, A., Stephens, T. (2005). Challenging the Role of the Judges in Slaughter's Liberal Theory of International Law. Leiden Journal of International Law, 18(1), 1-30. [More Information]

2004

  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Case Note: Law Of The Sea - The 'Volga' Case (Russian Federation V Australia) Itlos No.11. Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 35(2), 283-291.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Dispute Resolution And The Law Of The Sea: Reconciling The Interaction Between The Los Convention And Other Environmental Instruments. In Alex G. Oude Elferink & Donald R. Rothwell (Eds.), Oceans Management in the 21st Century: Institutional Frameworks and Responses, (pp. 209-229). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). Enforcing Australia'S Fisheries Laws: Testing The Limits Of Hot Pursuit In Domestic And International Law. Public Law Review, 15(1), 12-16.
  • Rothwell, D., Stephens, T. (2004). Illegal Southern Ocean Fishing And Prompt Release: Balancing Coastal And Flag State Rights And Interests. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 53(1), 171-187.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). International Criminal Law And The Response To International Terror. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 27(2), 454-481.
  • Stephens, T. (2004). The Limits Of International Adjudication In International Environmental Law: Another Perspective On The Southern Bluefin Tuna Case. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 19(2), 177-197.

2003

  • Stephens, T. (2003). Bowling for Paranoid Nationalism - Review of Michael Moore's film, 'Bowling for Columbine' after reading Ghassan Hage's book, 'Against a Paranoid Nationalism'. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 14(3), 324-327.
  • Stephens, T. (2003). Storm warning for fishing pirates. Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

2002

  • Stephens, T. (2002). Review: Rubenstein, K (ed), "Individual, Community, Nation: Fifty Years of Australian Citizenship". Sydney Law Review, 24(1), 135-138.
  • Stephens, T. (2002). The International Criminal Court and the Australian Constitution. Public Law Review, 13(4), 246-251.
  • Stephens, T. (2002). The LaGrand Case (Federal Republic of Germany V United States of America): The Right to Information on Consular Assistance under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: A Right for What Purpose? Melbourne Journal of International Law, 3(1), 143-164.

2001

  • Stephens, T. (2001). A Paper Umbrella which Dissolves in the Rain? Implications of the Southern Bluefin Tuna Case for the Compulsory Resolution of Disputes Concerning the Marine Environment under the 1982 LOS Convention. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 6(3/4), 1-23.

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