People

SCIL is comprised of an extraordinary group of University of Sydney researchers, known as Associates. It also benefits from the support and engagement of an eminent group of advisors (our ‘Advisory Board’) and affiliated researchers from across the international legal profession, related disciplines, and the globe (our ‘Affiliates’). We welcome visitors and interns to SCIL on a regular basis.

Co-Directors

Emily Crawford  Jacqui Mowbray
Dr Emily Crawford Dr Jacqueline Mowbray

Administrator

 

 

 

Suong Nguyen

 

Ms Suong Nguyen
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Associates

 

 

Ross Anderson, Senior Lecturer and expert in private international law and international criminal law.

Ross Anderson

 

 

Irene Baghoomians is a Lecturer and expert in international human rights law having experience in litigation of civil rights and human rights cases.

Irene Baghoomians

 

 

Professor Vivienne Bath is an expert in the Law of International Business Transactions and in Chinese Law.

Vivienne Bath

 

 

Emeritus Professor Ben Boer, formerly Professor in Environmental Law and expert in international environmental law, including sustainable development law, Asian Pacific environmental law and natural and cultural heritage law.

Ben Boer

 

 

Professor Chester Brown is Professor of International Law and an expert on international law and international dispute settlement.

Chester Brown

 

 

Dr Simon Butt is a Senior Lecturer and expert in Indonesian law, with research interests in comparative law.

Simon Butt

 

Dr Emily Crawford is a post-doctoral fellow at Sydney Law School and was previously at the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales. Emily’s current research project is looking at major developments in the conduct of armed conflicts in the 21st century, such as cyber warfare and targeted assassinations, and the implications for both domestic and international law.

Emily Crawford

 

 

Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law and expert in international law and human rights law, especially migration, citizenship and refugee law.

Mary Crock

Professor Terry Carney, specialising in welfare law, has contributed extensively to international legal scholarship on social security, mental health and drug law.

Mary Crock

 

 

Dr Charlotte Epstein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations and her interests include concepts in IR theory (in particular, articulations of sovereignty, the state and North-South Relations), critical security studies, feminist IR theories, global environmental politics and the international politics of energy, and the overlap between international trade and the environment.

Charlotte Epstein

 

 

Dr Salim Farrar is an Associate Professor in public international law and criminal procedure, with a special interest in human rights, Islamic law and comparative criminal justice in Asia.

Salim Farrar

 

 

Professor Mark Findlay, Professor of Criminal Law and expert in comparative criminal justice, globalisation and crime and international criminal law.

Mark Findlay

 

 

Professor Peter Gerangelos lectures in federal constitutional law, advanced constitutional law, litigation and federal jurisdiction. He also has extensive experience in a range of civil and public law litigation in the superior courts and the conduct of large civil prosecutions on behalf of the Commonwealth relating to revenue and commercial issues.

Peter Gerangelos

 

 

Professor Jennifer Hill is Professor of Corporate Law with research interests in international and comparative corporate governance, including in the United States and Europe.

Jennifer Hill

 

 

Justin Hogan-Doran is a Barrister in private practice in Sydney. He lectures in public and private international law and coached the winning Jessup Mooting team in 2007. Justin is an Army Reserve Officer, attached to the ADF Military Law Centre.

Justin Hogan Doran

 

 

Professor Helen Irving is Professor of Constitutional Law and expert in federal constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, and gender and constitution-making.

Helen Irving

 

 

Malcolm Jorgensen is a PhD candidate in American foreign policy and international law at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney. His research focuses on the interaction between foreign policy ideologies and strategic interests in shaping United States international law policy.

Malcolm Jorgensen

 

 

Professor David Kinley, Professor of Human Rights Law and expert in human rights and corporate responsibility, the World Trade Organisation, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

David Kinley

 

 

Miiko Kumar is a Barrister and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. Miiko teaches both compulsory and elective courses in Evidence and Procedure.

Miiko Kumar

Bing Ling is a Professor of Chinese Law, he was a professor and founding member of the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was admitted to the Bar of PRC in 1990. His current research interest is in the Chinese practice and perspectives on international law. Bing Ling

 

 

Professor Rosemary Lyster, expert in Asian Pacific environmental, international environmental law and international energy law, especially in relation to climate change.

Rosemary Lyster

 

 

Professor Roger Magnusson is an expert in health law and in public health law with, an interest in global health governance and in legal response to epidemics.

Roger Magnusson

 

 

Professor Ron McCallum is Professor of Industrial Law and an expert in labour and employment law.

Ron McCallum

 

 

Associate Professor Shae McCrystal has interests in labour and employment law, including international labour law.

Shae McCrystal

 

 

Dr Jacqueline Mowbray is a Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in international law and legal theory, with a focus on both international human rights law and international commercial issues.

Jacqui Mowbray

 

 

Professor Luke Nottage, expert in comparative and transnational contract law, product liability, international arbitration and corporate governance especially in relation to Japan.

Luke Nottage

 

 

Dr Alison Pert lectures in public international law and has a special interest in the use of armed force and Australia’s compliance with its treaty commitments.

Alison Pert

 

Dr James Renwick, SC is a former Fulbright Scholar, with a doctorate from Sydney University. He is a Senior Counsel at the NSW Bar, practising in the fields of both public and commercial law. He has appeared in over 20 matters in the High Court. He is a pioneer of the teaching and practice of national security law in Australia. He holds a commission in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, and is the Acting head of the Sydney Naval Reserve Panel. He has most recently published articles on the topics of terrorism trials, the ANZUS Treaty, and dealing with radicalisation in Australia.

James Renwick

 

Associate Professor David Rolph has research interests in private international law, especially multi-state torts.

 

 

 

Professor Ben Saul, Professor and barrister, specialises in public international law, especially terrorism, use of force, humanitarian law, human rights, refugees and the United Nations.

Ben Saul 

 

 

Associate Professor Tim Stephens, is Associate Professor and expert in international dispute resolution, international courts and tribunals, international environmental law and the law of the sea.

Tim Stephens

Andrew Tuch, Lecturer, has research interests in international financial services regulation, and globalisation and the provision of legal services.

Anne Twomey

 

 

Professor Anne Twomey has interests in public international law and comparative constitutional law, especially issues concerning federal systems of governance.

Anne Twomey


Affiliates

Dr Thalia Anthony is a Senior Lecturer at UTS with interests in indigenous people and the law (including indigenous rights in international law), criminology, comparative tort law, native title and legal history.

Dr Livingston Armytage is founding director of the Centre for Judicial Studies. He is a specialist in justice reform, advising governments, courts and development aid agencies around the world. He is adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, and course convener of: ‘Law Justice & Development.’ He is also a visiting fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge.

Dr Danielle Celermajer is Director of the Asia Pacific Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation, Director of the Masters of Human Rights and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. Her research interests include international human rights law and institutions and their domestic appication, and mechanisms for dealing with violations in the past.

Fiona Cunningham is a PhD student in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was formerly a researcher at Sydney Law School. Her research focuses on the intersection between international law and institutions, Chinese foreign policy and international security.

Professor Andrew Dickinson, Professor in Private International Law divides his time between Australia and the UK, where he is a solicitor advocate, consultant to the law firm Clifford Chance LLP and a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London.

Robert Dubler SC is a senior Sydney barrister who completed his PhD in international law from the University of Sydney, with research interests in international criminal law.

Christine Ernst is a Judge's Associate at the High Court of Australia and was formerly a researcher at the Sydney Law School. Her research interests include public international law, human rights law, administrative law and constitutional law.

Katherine Fallah lectures in international law at the University of Technology, Sydney and specialises in international humanitarian and criminal law. She is writing a doctoral thesis on the accountability of mercenaries and private military contractors under international law.

Jolyon Ford is a Senior Analyst (Africa) with Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm, and a former Lecturer at the Australian National University and at Sydney Law School, with interests in public international law, constitutional law, and post-conflict studies.

Daniel Ghezelbash is doctoral student at the University of Sydney and a Research Associate on the International Migration Policy and Law Analysis (IMPALA) Database Project. His research interests include comparative migration law and policy, migration control and administrative law.

Naomi Hart is a PhD candidate in Law at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, undertaking research on the legality of espionage under international law.

Professor Robert Hill, AC is an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has been a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 2006, and a former Minister for the Environment, Minister for the Environment and Heritage and Minister for Defence. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Australian Ambassador to the United Nations. He was recently appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust.

Professor Fleur Johns, Professor and member of the New York bar with research interests in public international law, including the history and theory thereof.

Dr Eric Knight works with the Boston Consulting Group, consulting on economics to business and government. His research interests include corporate governance, and international environmental law with a focus on climate change and energy.

Dr Peter Kwon, partner at Ashurst Hong Kong, and specialist in cross-border securitisation, derivatives, capital markets, and structured finance law. His research interests are in legal culture, cross-border negotiations, and the interaction between the two.

Dr Wendy Lambourne, is Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Deputy Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. Her research is concerned with analysing and evaluating transitional justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding after mass violence, with a regional focus on Africa and Asia/Pacific.

Associate Professor Jake Lynch is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a leader in the field of peace journalism, as an experienced international reporter and scholar.

Professor Jane McAdam from the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales previously taught at Sydney. Jane holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has published widely in the areas of international human rights law and refugee law. She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC and a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Dr Kate Miles is a Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge, and an Associate Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. Prior to this appointment, she was a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, specialising in international investment law and international environmental law.

Dr Hitoshi Nasu is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and an Associate Director of The Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL). His thesis on the ‘Precautionary Approach to International Security Law: A Study of Article 40 of the UN Charter’ was completed in 2006.

John Pace lectures in international human rights law and has served as a senior United Nations human rights official in Geneva, Iraq and Lebanon, among others.

Melissa Perry QC is a senior barrister practicing primarily in the federal sphere, specialising in public international law, constitutional law, administrative law, native title and environmental law.

Donald Robertson is Adjunct Professor of Law at Sydney Law School and a Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills. He teaches and writes in the areas of international law, contract law and regulatory law. He teaches a Postgraduate Course on International Contract Law based on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and also co-teaches the postgraduate course Commercial Conflict of Laws. His practice encompasses all aspects of international economic law, with a particular focus on international investment law and arbitration and regulatory law, international contract law, Business and Human Rights and money and payment systems. He is a Director of the Board of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contract Law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Chris Sidoti is a human rights lawyer, activist and teacher who currently works from Sydney, Australia, as an international human rights consultant, specialising in the international human rights system and in national human rights institutions. He was director of the International Service for Human Rights, based in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2003 to 2007. He has been Australian Human Rights Commissioner (1995-2000), Australian Law Reform Commissioner (1992-1995) and Foundation Director of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1987-1992). He has also worked in non-government organisations, including for the Human Rights Council of Australia and the Australian Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. In 2007-08 he was the independent chair of the United Kingdom Government’s Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum He is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Griffith University (Queensland) and the Australian Catholic University, a Fellow of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University and an Affiliate at the Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney. He is also chair of the NSW Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority, a quasi-judicial appointment.

Dr Martyn Taylor is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, practising in competition & regulation, telecommunications law and international economic law. He has specific interest in the development and application of public international law, international competition policy and international trade regulation.

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, taking up her appointment by the Commonwealth Attorney-General in 2012. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law.

Dr Brett G. Williams is a trade law specialist and principal in the law firm Brett G Williams Law Office – specialist in Regulation of International Trade. He has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher and technical assistance consultant in international trade law and policy.

Dr Sarah Williams lectures at UNSW and formerly worked in international law at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is researching the establishment by the United Nations Security Council and Lebanon of a criminal tribunal to prosecute political violence in Lebanon.

Houda Younan is a barrister at Sixth Floor, her areas of practice include administrative law, commercial law, communications/media law, constitutional law, customs and anti-dumping; extradition, environmental and planning law, international law, migration law and mining law.

Management Committee

SCIL is managed by a committee comprised of the following Associates: Chester Brown, Emily Crawford, Mary Crock, David Kinley, Jacqueline Mowbray, Luke Nottage, Ben Saul and Tim Stephens.

Advisory Board

Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM, RFD, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Chair of the Advisory Board

Professor Philip Alston, New York University School of Law

Dr Rosalie Balkin, Legal Director, International Maritime Organization

Mr Bill Campbell QC, Office of International Law, Australian Attorney-General’s Department

Professor Christine Chinkin, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Professor James Crawford SC, Faculty of Law, Cambridge University

Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

HE Judge C Weeramantry, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice; Director, Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research, Colombo

Professor Yasuhei Taniguchi, Senshu University Law School; former Chair of the WTO Appellate Body

Interns

Anish Bhasin (S2, 2007) Nithya Ramesh (S2, 2010)
Lily Tsen (S2, 2007) Andrew Yeoum (S2, 2010)
Naomi Hart (S1, 2008) Claire Burke (S1, 2011)
Claire McEvilly (S1, 2008) Steve Hind (S1, 2011)
Ben Wahlhaus (Intensive, 2008) Ishani Jayaweera (S1, 2011)
Alicia Lyons (S2, 2008) Daniel MacPherson (S1, 2011)
Danielle Mawer (S2, 2008) Kate Bones (S2, 2011)
Naomi Oreb (Intensive, 2009) Georgina Hutton (S2, 2011)
Sadhana Abayasekara (Intensive, 2009) Bryce Williams (S2, 2011)
Natasha Kassam (S1, 2009) Jason Wong (S2, 2011)
Alice Yan (S1, 2009) Samantha Brown (S1, 2012)
Sue Soueid (S1, 2009) Anna Gudkov (S1, 2012)
Tina Jelenic (S1, 2009) Diana Hu (S1, 2012)
Matthew Kalyk (S2, 2009) Nathan Li (S1, 2012)
Callista Harris (S2, 2009) Camille Crowther(S2, 2012)
Samuel Thampapillai (Intensive, 2010) Bo An Lu (S2, 2012)
Ramya Krishnan (S1, 2010) Nicholas Condylis (S2, 2012)
David Lewis (S1, 2010) Alice Gardoll (S1, 2013)
Christopher Pearce (S1, 2010) Sarah Schwartz (S1, 2013)
Emily Raftos (S1, 2010) David Hertzberg (S2, 2013)
Emily Christie (S2, 2010) Soo Young Choi (S2, 2013)
Emma Hunt (S2, 2010)