Prof Douglas Guilfoyle

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Prof Douglas Guilfoyle

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Douglas Guilfoyle is Professor of Law and International Security at the University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. His principal areas of research are maritime security, the international law of the sea, and international and transnational criminal law. He is a 2022-2025 Australian Research Council Future Fellow, working on the project “Small States' use of law of the sea litigation against greater powers”.

He is the author of Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea (CUP 2009) and International Criminal Law (OUP 2016); and is the editor of Modern Piracy: Legal Challenges and Responses (Elgar 2013). His research work is informed by his consultancy to various government and international organizations.

He was previously a Professor of Law at Monash University, Reader in Law at University College London, and has worked as a judicial associate in the Australian Federal Court and the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has also practiced as a commercial litigation solicitor in Sydney. He was a Gates Cambridge Trust scholar and Chevening scholar during his graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

He blogs in a personal capacity and his views should not be attributed to organizations with which he is associated.

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