Professor Christopher Ward

Adjunct Professor
LLB (Hons I) (USyd); LLM (Class 1) (Cantab); PhD (ANU)
+61 2 6125 4359
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Biography

Dr Christopher Ward is a recognised expert in the field of international law. He has particular expertise as an advocate in cases which involve the domestic and international law interface, and has worked regularly in areas as diverse as human rights, maritime boundaries and diplomatic immunity. He also regularly accepts instructions in appellate and significant commercial and public law matters. As an advocate he has appeared successfully before all major Australian courts and tribunals, including the High Court of Australia. 

Dr Ward is the President of the International Law Association (Australian Branch) and sits on a number of international law committees. 

Dr Ward is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. His particular teaching and research interests  lie in postgraduate international law, disputed maritime boundaries, international arbitration and human rights.

In his spare time he is the Chairman of the Canberra Thoroughbred Racing Club Inc.

Recent news

10
Aug
2016
ILA South Africa
Five senior academics from the ANU College of Law will represent Australia this week at the 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, the key global gathering of international law scholars and practitioners.

Past events

16
Mar
2018
12.00PM to 1.00PM CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
  • Dr Christopher Ward SC, Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law

This discussion will consider some particular topics of international law as they have been raised before the High Court of Australia, including human rights, extradition, self-incrimination and extraterritorial criminal law and state and diplomatic immunities.

14
Feb
2018
12.00PM to 1.00PM CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
  • Dr Christopher Ward SC, Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law

This discussion will consider the constitutional framework within which international law can be brought before the High Court of Australia, the early consideration by the High Court of international law issues, and the development by the High Court of a uniquely Australian approach to the concepts of monism and dualism.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8155
Class #7338
Human Rights Litigation
2016 LAWS8155
Class #7390
Human Rights Litigation

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