Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, University of Sydney

Tim Stephens is Professor of International Law and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. 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. His major career works include The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2nd edition, 2016) with Donald R Rothwell and International Courts and Environmental Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His ARC Future Fellowship research project is examining the implications of the Anthropocene 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. He is admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

In 2017 Tim was an academic observer with the Australian delegation to the 40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Beijing.

Research projects/ interests

  • Currently undertaking an ARC Future Fellowship project examining the implications of the Anthropocene for international law, including the Antarctic Treaty System.

For publications visit: http://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/publications/tim.stephens.pdf or get in touch.

Keywords: Anthropocene, International Law, Antarctic Treaty System, Polar Law

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