Associate Professor Jonathan Liljeblad

Associate Professor
PhD (University of Southern California), JD (University of Southern California), MS (University of Washington), BS (California Institute of Technology)
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Biography

Jonathan Liljeblad received a PhD and JD from the University of Southern California (USC), an MS from the University of Washington (UW), and a BS from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His research largely focuses on the issues in promoting international norms within developing countries, using case studies in indigenous rights, human rights, and environment. His fieldwork is mostly in Southeast Asia, where his studies are supported by organisations such as Asia Development Bank (ADB), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR), & the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Generally, his research makes interventions in the literature of international law, law & society, rule-of-law, human rights, environmental law, & law & development. Due to the empirical nature of his research, his work connects academia, government, and civil society; seeks interdisciplinary, transboundary, and cross-cultural collaborations; and endeavors to nurture direct impact upon policy-makers and societal leaders. He was born a member of the Pa'Oh indigenous peoples of Shan State, Myanmar, and grew up in Sweden and the United States. He received an Endeavour Research Grant (2018) and was a Fulbright Scholar (2014-2015).

Appointments

  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
  • Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA)
  • Law and Society Association (LSA)

Significant research publications

Books

  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) Indigenous Identity, Human Rights, and Environment in Myanmar: Local Engagement with Global Rights Discourses. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0367679927
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan, Justine Chambers, & Charlotte Galloway (eds.). (2020) Living with Myanmar. ISEAS. ISBN: 978-9814881043
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Bas Verschuuren (eds.). (2018) Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-815377009
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Amanda Kennedy (eds.). (2016) Food Systems Governance. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138939431.
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2014) The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES): Local Authority & International Policy. Quid Pro Books. ISBN: 978-1610272162.

 

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “International Human Rights Law in Support of Faith-Based Conservation Movements,” in Alison Ormsby, Stephen Awoyemi, Radhika Borde, & Andrew Gosler (eds.), Religion & Nature Conservation. Routledge Earthscan.
  • Forthcoming (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Democratic Façade, a Military Heart, & the Flawed Nature of Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution,” in Ngoc Son Bui & Mara Malagordi (eds.), Asian Comparative Constitutional Law, Volume 1, Bloomsbury.
  • Published (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Rights-Based Approaches to the Treatment of Student Athletes,” in Alison Renteln & Wanda Teays (eds.), Cracks in the Ivory Tower: University Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan, Su Yin Htun, Po Po Maung, William Schulte. (2022) “Myanmar Environmental Law,” in Nicholas Robinson, Elizabeth Burleson, & Lin-Heng Lye (eds.), Comparative Environmental Law & Regulation. Thomson Reuters.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “The Prospects for Amending Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution in its Transition to Democracy,” in Henning Glaser (ed.), Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law, & Democratic Governance—Challenges & Prospects in Southeast Asia. Nomos.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “Epilogue – Concluding Themes,” in Jonathan Liljeblad, Justine Chambers, & Charlotte Galloway (eds.), Living with Myanmar. ISEAS. Pp. 361-372. ISBN: 978-9814881043.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM): Placing the Idea of an Independent Bar Association within the Discourse on Legal Transplants,” in Vito Breda (ed.), Legal Transplants in East Asia & Oceania. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 211-229. ISBN: 978-1-108475297.
  • Published (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “Indigenous Rights and Universal Periodic Review: A Confluence of Human Rights and Environmental Issues,” in Michelle Lim (ed.), Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene. Springer. Pp. 151-158. ISBN: 978-9811390647.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018)Indigenous Voices & Indigenous Sacred Sites, Promoting Diverse Perspectives in a Global Discourse,” in Jonathan Liljeblad & Bas Verschuuren (eds.), Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. Pp. 1-10 ISBN: 978-0-815377009.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan, et al. (2018) “Implications of the Diversity of Concepts & Values of Nature in the Management & Governance of Protected & Conserved Areas,” in Bas Verschuuren & Steve Brown (eds.), Cultural & Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas. Routledge. Pp. 21-39. ISBN: 978-1351609326.
  • Published (Book Chapter):Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “Sambor Prei Kuk: Demarcating the Relationship Between Religion & Cultural Heritage as Human Rights in Cambodia,” in Peter Bille Larsen (ed.), World Heritage & Human Rights: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific & Global Arena. Routledge. Pp. 70-86. ISBN: 978-1138224216.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “The Pa’oh Governance System & Kakku: Implications for Heritage Conservation,” in Bas Verschuuren & Naoya Furuta (eds.), Asian Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. Pp. 133-141. ISBN: 978-1138936317.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “Foucault’s Evaluation of the UN Call for Human Rights in Global Food Governance,” in Amanda Kennedy & Jonathan Liljeblad (eds.), Food Systems Governance. Routledge. Pp. 106-126. ISBN: 978-1138939431.

 

Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Sea Peoples & Marine Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia: An International Human Rights Approach in Support of Indigenous Rights to Environment.” UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs 27(2).
  • Forthcoming (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Capital Punishment in Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Struggle: Regression of a Pariah in Southeast Asia’s Progression Towards Human Rights Norms.” Australian Journal of Asian Law 24(1).
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “International Human Rights Teachers in Myanmar Universities: The Individual Constraints of Structure on Intermediaries.” Journal of Human Rights. DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14754835.2022.2098000 (Impact Factor = .69)
  • Published (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Virulent Pandemic & Fragile Democracy in Myanmar: Complications of COVID-19 Policies & the 2020 National Elections.” Australian Journal of Asian Law 22(2): 59-73.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Integrating the Anthropocene in Legal Education: Considerations for Asia.” Asian Journal of Law & Society 9(2): 207-227. (Impact Factor = 0.50)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “International Human Rights Law & the Protection of Medical Scientists Against State Interference During COVID-19.” Australian Yearbook of International Law 39(2021): 153-168.
  • Published (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2021) “The Nature of the Disciplinary System Over Myanmar Lawyers: Differences from International Standards and Implications for International Legal Transplants.” International Journal of the Legal Profession 28(2): 181-198. (Impact Factor = .21)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “Tour Guides and the International Promotion of Human Rights: Agency, Structure, & Norm Translators in Responsible Travel.” Tourist Studies 20(3): 314-335. (Impact Factor = 1.25) 
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM): Challenges Facing the Legal Transplant of International Expectations for a Bar Association into a Local Context.” Fordham International Law Journal 43(4): 1065-1092 (Impact Factor = .35)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (CSICH) and the Control of Indigenous Culture: A Critical Comment on Power and Indigenous Rights.” William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice 26(1): 1-22 (Impact Factor = .44)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Khin Thinn Thinn Oo. (2020) “World Heritage Sustainable Development Policy & Local Implementation: Site Management Issues Using a Case Study of Sri Ksetra at Pyu Ancient Cities Myanmar.” Sustainable Development 28(3): 1-10 (Impact Factor = 3.80)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “Democracy, Rule of Law, & Legal Ethics Education: Directing Lawyers to Support Democratization in Myanmar.” Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 47(2): 451-477 (Impact Factor = .3)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “Beyond Transnational Advocacy: Lessons from Engagement of Myanmar Indigenous Peoples with the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.” Vermont Law Review 43(2): 217-250  (Impact Factor = .38)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Efficacy of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Seen in Context: Lessons from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC).” Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal 19(1): 95-132 (Impact Factor = .61)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “Transnational Support & Legal Education Reform in Developing Countries: Findings & Lessons from Burma/Myanmar.” Loyola University of Chicago International Law Review 14(2): 133-154 (Impact Factor = .34)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Pyu Ancient Cities World Heritage Application: Lessons from Myanmar on Transnational Advocacy Networks.” Journal of Civil Society 13(1): 23-35. (Impact Factor = 1.22)
  • Published (Journal Article Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Hopi, the Katsinam, & the French Courts: Looking Outside the Law in the Repatriation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(1): 15-24. (Impact Factor = 1.08)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “The 2014 Enabling Law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission & the United Nations Paris Principles: A Critical Evaluation.” Journal of East Asia & International Law 9(2): 427-448 (Impact Factor = .11)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “Understanding the Complexities of Civil Disobedience for Cyberspace Protests in the Case of Aaron Swartz.” Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 42(1): 1-20. (Impact Factor = .3)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “China, Western Art Museums, & Dissident Art Via Social Networks.” The Poster 3(1 & 2): 7-18.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2015) “Human Safaris: A Foucauldian Alternative to the Law’s Treatment of the Indigenous Andaman Jarawa.” Australian Indigenous Law Review 18(2):1-15.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2015) “A Cautionary Note on Indigenous Culture & Internet Search Tools.” American Indian Culture & Research Journal 39(1): 95-109. (Impact Factor = .47)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (Spring 2015) “Foucault, Justice, & Athletes with Prosthetics: the 2008 CAS Arbitration Report on Oscar Pistorius.” International Sports Law Journal 15(1): 101-111.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (January 2015) “Using Foucault to Construct Normative Guidelines for an Ethics of Tourist-Indigenous Encounters.” Tourist Studies 15(1): 1-21. (Impact Factor = 1.25)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “Universalist-Relativist Cultural Ethics, China’s On-Line Communities, & the Global Internet.” China Media Research: 9(2): 1-10.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “Adaptive Co-Management Thresholds: Understanding Protected Areas Policy as Normative Conflict.” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 19(2): 231-246. (Impact Factor = .23)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “The Implications of Personal Search for Theories of Global Civil Society.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society 8(1): 103-114.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2009) “Finding Another Link in the Chain:  International Treaties & Devolution to Local Law Enforcement in the Case of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 18(3): 527-546. (Impact Factor = .51)

 

Amicus Curiae, Policy Reports, & Miscellaneous Publications

  • Published (Amicus Curiae Brief): [co-author] Hobbs, Harry and Esterling, Shea and do Vale Alves, Ayla and Campbell-Duruflé, Christopher and Cooper, Jane Fallis and Francesconi, Lavinia and Frisso, Giovanna and Hossain, Mosabbir and Liljeblad, Jonathan and Lixinski, Lucas and Mantilla, Yuri and Natali, Meganne and Pegorari, Bruno and Wewerinke-Singh, Margaretha and Young, Stephen. (2022) Amicus Curiae Brief in the Case of the Indigenous Maya Q’Eqchi’ Agua Caliente Community V Guatemala - Caso De La Comunidad Indígena Maya Q'Eqchi' Agua Caliente Contra Guatemala, Submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3402234
  • Published (NGO Handbook): Liljeblad, Jonathan (ed.). (2019) Rule of Law Handbook for Environmental Law. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. ISBN: 978-99971-954-2-5. (Approx. 50,000 words)
  • Published (NGO Handbook): Liljeblad, Jonathan (ed.). (2019) Rule of Law Handbook for Civil Society Organizations. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. ISBN: 978-99971-954-1-8. (Approx. 50,000 words)
  • Published (Journal): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “Review: Constitutionalism & Legal Change in Myanmar.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 48(1): 521-523.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “A Summary of the Government for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,” in Norbert Eschborn (ed.), Rule of Law Handbook for Journalists in Myanmar. United Nations Development Programme. Pp. 20-33. ISBN: 978-9997104199.

Recent news

17
Feb
2021
Dr Jonathan Liljeblad, co-editor of 'Living with Myanmar'
Where does Myanmar go in its post-coup era? A new book co-edited by ANU College of Law scholar Dr Jonathan Liljeblad offers insights on the road ahead.
03
Apr
2020
Jonathan Liljeblad
Dr Jonathan Liljeblad is a senior lecturer at ANU College of Law.

In the Media

31
Oct
2022
Jonathan Liljeblad quoted in ABC News Radio
3
Jun
2021
Jonathan Liljeblad quoted in Los Angeles Times
17
Apr
2021
Jonathan Liljeblad interviewed by ABC Radio National

Past events

01
Dec
2022
Myanmar
11.00AM to 12.30PM Webinar
  • Dr Ka Lok Yip
  • Dr Su Yin Htun
  • Yamin (pseudonym)

Myanmar Law webinar series.

23
Aug
2022
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5.00PM to 6.30PM Information session
  • Professor Vivien Holmes
  • Associate Professor Jonathan Liljeblad

The ANU College of Law Careers and Employability team is hosting an online information session for students to learn about our clinical and internship programs. 

27
Oct
2021
Authoritarian state accountability via private sector strategies
9.00AM to 10.30AM Webinar

The past decades have witnessed a growth in authoritarian regimes, with the Myanmar military coup and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan marking the most visible recent examples. Join our speakers as they explore the alternative of non-state action as a potential option and present an overview of strategies against authoritarian states available to private parties in civil society and business.

16
Aug
2021
RACE1001xLAW
12.00PM to 1.30PM Webinar
  • Jody Armour (University of Southern California)

We are told that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, but is it true in practice? How do race and racism permeate our legal system and social structures? What can we do about it?

Research projects & collaborations

  • Strengthening Capacity for Environment & Climate Change Laws in Asia-Pacific--supported by funding from Asia Development Bank, research on ways to improve understanding of international environmental law and climate change issues among law schools, prosecutors, and judges in Asia-Pacific.

  • Promoting Rule-of-Law Education in Asia--supported by funding from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Konrad Adenauer Foundation), research on exploring on-line delivery of teaching/learning materials & capacity-building in teaching rule-of-law concepts. The project is aimed at aiding university teachers in Asia.

  • International Indigenous Rights Movements in International Law--a study of international indigenous rights movements, exploring indigenous agency in connecting indigenous issues with international law discourses. The research looks to the efforts to create transnational indigenous coalitions; their engagement with concepts, norms, rules, and institutions of international law; and the subsequent implications for indigenous voices in international law. The project has direct impact in terms of informing strategies & agendas of indigenous rights movements, foreign policy, development aid programs, and international law institutions.

  • Legal Education Reform in Myanmar's Post-Authoritarian Transition--a study of the issues associated with Myanmar's attempts to transform its legal education system within the context of the country's transition and alongside global trends in legal education. Particular attention is paid to the introduction of topics such as human rights, environmental law, research methods, and legal ethics/professional responsibility. The work has direct impact in terms of assisting offices of Myanmar's university system in reforming the country's law schools and legal curricula.

  • Rule-of-Law Issues Facing Conservation in Post-Authoritarian Transitions--investigation into the challenges in law and governance impeding scientific efforts to manage and conserve Myanmar's environment, with particular attention to Myanmar's protected areas. The work has direct impact in terms of assisting Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC) and international non-government organizations (NGOs) and national civil society organizations (CSOs) working to aid MoNREC).

  • Law, Development, and World Heritage--analysis of the social, cultural, economic, and political complexities associated with the implementation of World Heritage norms (both for natural heritage and cultural heritage) in developing countries. The research has direct impact on domestic & international policies for the environment, tangible cultural heritage, and intangible cultural heritage.

Grants

  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Education Asia Project (ROLEAP) 2021 – current

  • Asia Development Bank Regional Task Force Regional Task Force on Strengthening the Capacity for Environmental Law & Climate Change Laws in Asia & the Pacific 2021 – current

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade – MyEquip Grant: Myanmar National Education Strategic Plan 2020-2021 (pre-coup)

  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Project Grant: Ethics in Law & Governance 2020-2021

  • ANU College of Law (CoL) New Research Collaborations Grant 2020

  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Project Grant: Civil Society Organizations 2018-2019

  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Project Grant: Environmental Law 2018-201

  • Endeavour Research Fellowship 2018

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant (Myanmar) 2014-2015

Consultancies

  • Asia Development Bank, Strengthening Capacity for Environmental Law & Climate Change Laws in the Asia-Pacific, Consultant, 2021-current
  • Danish Institute of Human Rights Human Rights Education in Myanmar, Consultant, 2018-current
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law, Consultant, 2019-current
  • International Commission of Jurists Rule of Law in Myanmar, Consultant, 2018-2020
  • Progress of Indigenous & Nature Together (POINT)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Consultant, 2019

Books & edited collections

  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) Indigenous Identity, Human Rights, and Environment in Myanmar: Local Engagement with Global Rights Discourses. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0367679927
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan, Justine Chambers, & Charlotte Galloway (eds.). (2020) Living with Myanmar. ISEAS. ISBN: 978-9814881043
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Bas Verschuuren (eds.). (2018) Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-815377009
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Amanda Kennedy (eds.). (2016) Food Systems Governance. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138939431.
  • Published (Book): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2014) The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES): Local Authority & International Policy. Quid Pro Books. ISBN: 978-1610272162.

Refereed journal articles

  • Forthcoming (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Sea Peoples & Marine Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia: An International Human Rights Approach in Support of Indigenous Rights to Environment.” UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs 27(2).
  • Forthcoming (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Capital Punishment in Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Struggle: Regression of a Pariah in Southeast Asia’s Progression Towards Human Rights Norms.” Australian Journal of Asian Law 24(1).
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “International Human Rights Teachers in Myanmar Universities: The Individual Constraints of Structure on Intermediaries.” Journal of Human Rights. DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14754835.2022.2098000 (Impact Factor = .69)
  • Published (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Virulent Pandemic & Fragile Democracy in Myanmar: Complications of COVID-19 Policies & the 2020 National Elections.” Australian Journal of Asian Law 22(2): 59-73.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Integrating the Anthropocene in Legal Education: Considerations for Asia.” Asian Journal of Law & Society 9(2): 207-227. (Impact Factor = 0.50)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “International Human Rights Law & the Protection of Medical Scientists Against State Interference During COVID-19.” Australian Yearbook of International Law 39(2021): 153-168.
  • Published (Invited Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2021) “The Nature of the Disciplinary System Over Myanmar Lawyers: Differences from International Standards and Implications for International Legal Transplants.” International Journal of the Legal Profession 28(2): 181-198. (Impact Factor = .21)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “Tour Guides and the International Promotion of Human Rights: Agency, Structure, & Norm Translators in Responsible Travel.” Tourist Studies 20(3): 314-335. (Impact Factor = 1.25)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM): Challenges Facing the Legal Transplant of International Expectations for a Bar Association into a Local Context.” Fordham International Law Journal 43(4): 1065-1092 (Impact Factor = .35)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (CSICH) and the Control of Indigenous Culture: A Critical Comment on Power and Indigenous Rights.” William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice 26(1): 1-22 (Impact Factor = .44)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan & Khin Thinn Thinn Oo. (2020) “World Heritage Sustainable Development Policy & Local Implementation: Site Management Issues Using a Case Study of Sri Ksetra at Pyu Ancient Cities Myanmar.” Sustainable Development 28(3): 1-10 (Impact Factor = 3.80)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “Democracy, Rule of Law, & Legal Ethics Education: Directing Lawyers to Support Democratization in Myanmar.” Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 47(2): 451-477 (Impact Factor = .3)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “Beyond Transnational Advocacy: Lessons from Engagement of Myanmar Indigenous Peoples with the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.” Vermont Law Review 43(2): 217-250  (Impact Factor = .38)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Efficacy of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Seen in Context: Lessons from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC).” Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal 19(1): 95-132 (Impact Factor = .61)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “Transnational Support & Legal Education Reform in Developing Countries: Findings & Lessons from Burma/Myanmar.” Loyola University of Chicago International Law Review 14(2): 133-154 (Impact Factor = .34)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Pyu Ancient Cities World Heritage Application: Lessons from Myanmar on Transnational Advocacy Networks.” Journal of Civil Society 13(1): 23-35. (Impact Factor = 1.22)
  • Published (Journal Article Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2017) “The Hopi, the Katsinam, & the French Courts: Looking Outside the Law in the Repatriation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(1): 15-24. (Impact Factor = 1.08)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “The 2014 Enabling Law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission & the United Nations Paris Principles: A Critical Evaluation.” Journal of East Asia & International Law 9(2): 427-448 (Impact Factor = .11)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “Understanding the Complexities of Civil Disobedience for Cyberspace Protests in the Case of Aaron Swartz.” Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 42(1): 1-20. (Impact Factor = .3)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “China, Western Art Museums, & Dissident Art Via Social Networks.” The Poster 3(1 & 2): 7-18.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2015) “Human Safaris: A Foucauldian Alternative to the Law’s Treatment of the Indigenous Andaman Jarawa.” Australian Indigenous Law Review 18(2):1-15.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2015) “A Cautionary Note on Indigenous Culture & Internet Search Tools.” American Indian Culture & Research Journal 39(1): 95-109. (Impact Factor = .47)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (Spring 2015) “Foucault, Justice, & Athletes with Prosthetics: the 2008 CAS Arbitration Report on Oscar Pistorius.” International Sports Law Journal 15(1): 101-111.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (January 2015) “Using Foucault to Construct Normative Guidelines for an Ethics of Tourist-Indigenous Encounters.” Tourist Studies 15(1): 1-21. (Impact Factor = 1.25)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “Universalist-Relativist Cultural Ethics, China’s On-Line Communities, & the Global Internet.” China Media Research: 9(2): 1-10.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “Adaptive Co-Management Thresholds: Understanding Protected Areas Policy as Normative Conflict.” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 19(2): 231-246. (Impact Factor = .23)
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2013) “The Implications of Personal Search for Theories of Global Civil Society.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society 8(1): 103-114.
  • Published (Journal Article): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2009) “Finding Another Link in the Chain:  International Treaties & Devolution to Local Law Enforcement in the Case of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 18(3): 527-546. (Impact Factor = .51)

Book chapters

  • Forthcoming (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “International Human Rights Law in Support of Faith-Based Conservation Movements,” in Alison Ormsby, Stephen Awoyemi, Radhika Borde, & Andrew Gosler (eds.), Religion & Nature Conservation. Routledge Earthscan.
  • Forthcoming (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2023) “Democratic Façade, a Military Heart, & the Flawed Nature of Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution,” in Ngoc Son Bui & Mara Malagordi (eds.), Asian Comparative Constitutional Law, Volume 1, Bloomsbury.
  • Published (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “Rights-Based Approaches to the Treatment of Student Athletes,” in Alison Renteln & Wanda Teays (eds.), Cracks in the Ivory Tower: University Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan, Su Yin Htun, Po Po Maung, William Schulte. (2022) “Myanmar Environmental Law,” in Nicholas Robinson, Elizabeth Burleson, & Lin-Heng Lye (eds.), Comparative Environmental Law & Regulation. Thomson Reuters.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2022) “The Prospects for Amending Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution in its Transition to Democracy,” in Henning Glaser (ed.), Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law, & Democratic Governance—Challenges & Prospects in Southeast Asia. Nomos.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2020) “Epilogue – Concluding Themes,” in Jonathan Liljeblad, Justine Chambers, & Charlotte Galloway (eds.), Living with Myanmar. ISEAS. Pp. 361-372. ISBN: 978-9814881043.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM): Placing the Idea of an Independent Bar Association within the Discourse on Legal Transplants,” in Vito Breda (ed.), Legal Transplants in East Asia & Oceania. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 211-229. ISBN: 978-1-108475297.
  • Published (Invited Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2019) “Indigenous Rights and Universal Periodic Review: A Confluence of Human Rights and Environmental Issues,” in Michelle Lim (ed.), Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene. Springer. Pp. 151-158. ISBN: 978-9811390647.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018)Indigenous Voices & Indigenous Sacred Sites, Promoting Diverse Perspectives in a Global Discourse,” in Jonathan Liljeblad & Bas Verschuuren (eds.), Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. Pp. 1-10 ISBN: 978-0-815377009.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan, et al. (2018) “Implications of the Diversity of Concepts & Values of Nature in the Management & Governance of Protected & Conserved Areas,” in Bas Verschuuren & Steve Brown (eds.), Cultural & Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas. Routledge. Pp. 21-39. ISBN: 978-1351609326.
  • Published (Book Chapter):Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2018) “Sambor Prei Kuk: Demarcating the Relationship Between Religion & Cultural Heritage as Human Rights in Cambodia,” in Peter Bille Larsen (ed.), World Heritage & Human Rights: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific & Global Arena. Routledge. Pp. 70-86. ISBN: 978-1138224216.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “The Pa’oh Governance System & Kakku: Implications for Heritage Conservation,” in Bas Verschuuren & Naoya Furuta (eds.), Asian Sacred Natural Sites. Routledge. Pp. 133-141. ISBN: 978-1138936317.
  • Published (Book Chapter): Liljeblad, Jonathan. (2016) “Foucault’s Evaluation of the UN Call for Human Rights in Global Food Governance,” in Amanda Kennedy & Jonathan Liljeblad (eds.), Food Systems Governance. Routledge. Pp. 106-126. ISBN: 978-1138939431.

Conference papers & presentations

  • Presenter: “The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact & the Prospects for an Asia-Region Indigenous Rights Movement,” Asian Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 9-10, 2022.
  • Presenter: “Intersections of Ecocide, Indigenous Struggle, & Pro-Democracy Unrest: Implications of Post-Coup Myanmar for Conflict Zones,” Symposium, An International Crime of Ecocide: New Perspectives, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States, November 4, 2022
  • Presenter: “The Role of Law: Lawyers, Legal Reform, & Burma’s Democracy Movement,” University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States, February 14, 2022 ( https://youtu.be/T0wI0dGGN6I ).
  • Invited Presenter: “Indigenous Women & Climate Change,” United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 66th Session, New York City, United States, March 14-25, 2022 ( https://youtu.be/bkk5nbpRYZQ ).
  • Presenter: “Self-determination, Ostrom, & Post-conflict Prospects for Indigenous Environmental Governance in Myanmar,” 2nd Annual Environmental Peacebuilding Conference 2022, Geneva, Switzerland, February 1-4, 2022 ( https://youtu.be/0k4YAE606RQ ).
  • Invited Presenter: “Environmental Degradation & Indigenous Rights: Is International Law Fit for Purpose?,” International Law Association American Branch 2021, New York City, United States, October 28-30, 2021 ( https://youtu.be/kT1AotccUeo ).
  • Invited Presenter: “Indigenous Rights & Environmental Justice: A Cross-Cultural Conversation,” Human Rights & Global Justice Initiative, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, George Mason University, New York City, United States, October 7, 2021 ( https://vimeo.com/629234428 ).
  • Presenter: “Pandemic as Politics by Other Means: The Myanmar Military Junta’s COVID-19 Activities & Accountability Under International Human Rights,” Asian Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 17-18, 2021.
  • Invited Presenter: “Exploring International Actions for NHRIs that Fail: Observations on the Silence of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Under a Coup,” Association of Human Rights Institutions Annual Conference 2021, Maastricht, Netherlands, August 26-28, 2021 ( http://new.ahri-network.org/maastricht-2021/  ).
  • Presenter: “A Space for Other Paths: The Role of International Human Rights in Empowering Indigenous Perspectives in Biodiversity Conservation,” Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law & Governance, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, July 5-8, 2021 ( https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/activities/centre-for-environmental-law-2021-flagship-conference-global-dial ).
  • Presenter: “Imagining Indigeneity, Gender, & Sustainability: Indigenous Women’s Rights Activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, United States, May 27-30, 2021.
  • Presenter: “Advancing Indigeneity, Gender, & Sustainability: Indigenous Women’s Rights Activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar,” Research Seminar Series, Australian National University College of Law, May 12, 2021 ( https://law.anu.edu.au/multimedia/videos/panels-and-seminars/advancing-indigeneity-gender-and-sustainability-indigenous  ).
  • Invited Presenter: “Human Rights, Environment, & Indigeneity in Myanmar: Concerns of an Intermediary Between International Norms & Local Struggles,” Public Speaker Series, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawai’i, April 13, 2021.
  • Invited Presenter: “ASEAN Family Matters: Non-Interference, Rule-of-Law, & the Bad Brother,” Safeguarding the Rule of Law & Human Rights in Myanmar, LAWASIA, April 7, 2021 ( https://lawasia.asn.au/conferences-events/webinar-archive/safeguarding-rule-law-and-human-rights-myanmar ).
  • Invited Presenter: “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Heritage & the Arts,” American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, March 24-26, 2021 ( https://youtu.be/2NL9z-oiRcI )
  • Presenter: “Mapping Indigenous Rights to the Environment Via the International Human Rights System,” 7th Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, February 25, 2021.
  • Presenter: “Littoral Indigenous Communities & Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction: Identifying Theory for Group Rights & Transboundary Plastic Waste,” Marine Plastic Pollution Rule of Law in Asia-Pacific Workshop, National University of Singapore, Singapore, October 19-20, 2020.
  • Presenter: “Human Rights Education in Myanmar Universities: Resistance as Engagement in Contested Discourse,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, United States, May 28-31, 2020 (on-line).
  • Invited Presenter: “The Corruption Challenge to Local Litigation in Transboundary Air Pollution Cases,” Legal Strategies in Dealing with Air Pollution in Asia in National and Transboundary Context, Kolkata, India, March 2-3, 2020.
  • Plenary Speaker: “Integrating the Anthropocene into the Legal Education Curriculum in Asia,” Asian Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Osaka, Japan, December 12-15, 2019.
  • Invited Presenter: “The Persistence of Indigenous Legal Orders Outside the State,” Knowledge Sharing on the Implementation of Indigenous Peoples’ Traditions into the Training of Judges, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Philippines Judicial Academy, Manila, Philippines, November 25-26, 2019.
  • Invited Presenter: “Risky Waters: Locally-Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) and Indigenous Claims in Myanmar,” Best Practices on Environmental Rule of Law in Asia, University of Cebu, Philippines, September 26-28, 2019.
  • Presenter: “Lost in Transplantation: Assessing Myanmar’s Protected Areas Reforms for Co-Management in Comparison to International Norms,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 5-9, 2019.
  • Invited Presenter: “Transnational Intermediaries in Myanmar Legal Education Reforms: Issues at the Nexus of Capacity-Building,” Managing Challenges During Myanmar’s Transition, Yangon, Myanmar, July 5-6, 2019.
  • Presenter: “The Nature of the Disciplinary System Over Myanmar Lawyers: Differences from International Standards and the Implications for Promoting the Rule of Law,” International Legal Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, December 6-8, 2018.
  • Presenter: “Navigating World Heritage in a Transition Context: The Case of Hkakaborazi and the Issue of Ethno-nationalism for World Heritage Nominations in Myanmar,” Asian Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, November 29-December 1, 2018.
  • Presenter: “A Risk Model to Assess World Heritage Sustainable Development Implementation: A Case Study of Pyu Ancient Cities, Myanmar,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Glasgow, Scotland, July 4-6, 2018.
  • Presenter: “The Independent Lawyers Association of Myanmar: Legal Transplants & Local Challenges to the Idea of an Independent Bar Association,” Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law & Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 2-3, 2018.
  • Presenter: “The Status of Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility in Myanmar’s Legal Education System Under the National Education Strategic Plan of 2016-2021,” Asian Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, December 14-16, 2017.
  • Presenter: “Global Aspirations Local Complexities: Foreseeing Issues for a World Heritage Agenda within Pa’oh Indigenous Politics in Myanmar,” ICOMOS General Assembly—Heritage & Democracy, New Delhi, India, December 11-15, 2017.
  • Presenter & Panel Chair: “Pyu Ancient Cities & Sustainable Tourism: Steps Towards Sustainable Practices for World Heritage in Transition Societies,” Australia-Myanmar Institute—Progress Towards Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals, Yangon, Myanmar, November 27-30, 2017.
  • Invited Presenter: “Indigenous Rights & Federalism in Southeast Asia: Issues in Law & Governance,” Thammasut University Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development, Bangkok, Thailand, October 15-20, 2017.
  • Presenter & Panel Chair: “National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: The Limits of United Nations Efforts in Developing Regional Human Efforts,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, June 20-23, 2017.
  • Invited Presenter: “The Site Manager for Pyu Ancient Cities, Myanmar: Rule-of-Law Challenges in the World Heritage System”, Chuo University Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2017.
  • Invited Presenter: “Global Aspirations, Local Realities: Rule-of-Law Challenges at Myanmar’s Pyu Ancient Cities World Heritage Site,” Chuo University Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2017.
  • Presenter: “Rule of Law & Conservation: Findings from Myanmar,” Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Singapore, February 6, 2017.
  • Panel Chair: “Management Issues in Linking Natural & Cultural Heritage,” IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, USA, September 1-10, 2016.
  • Panel Chair: “Indigenous Rights & World Heritage,” IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, USA, September 1-10, 2016.
  • Presenter: “The Rule of Law Problem in Myanmar’s Wildlife Trade,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Oslo, Norway, June 20-25, 2016.
  • Presenter: “The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission in Context,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States, June 1-5, 2016.
  • Presenter: “Co-Management for Sustainable Tourism in Ngapali Beach, Myanmar,” Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Multi-Stakeholder Workshop for Sustainable Development in Ngapali, Ngapali, Myanmar, May 11-13, 2016.
  • Invited Presenter: “Issues in Multi-Stakeholder Co-Management for Ngapali Beach, Myanmar,” Strengthening Stakeholder Linkages to Embed the Rule of Law in the Protection of Coasts & Oceans, University of Cebu, Philippines, April 27-28, 2016.
  • Invited Presenter: “Myanmar Indigenous Transnational Strategies: Scale Shifts to Global Networks,” International Conference on the Rights Protection of Farmers & Indigenous People in the Process of Development & Utilization of Natural Resources in Asia, University of Cebu, Philippines, April 25-26, 2016.
  • Invited Presenter: “Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution as a Hybrid of Multiple Ideologies,” Ideology & the Law-6th Center for Policy & Governance Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 23-25, 2015.
  • Presenter: “Myanmar’s Indigenous Peoples’ Claims to Environmental Rights,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 7-12, 2015.
  • Invited Plenary Speaker: “Understanding the Current Issues in Myanmar’s Legal Education System: A Brief Descriptive Analysis,” Legal Education in Myanmar & Thailand-Current Concerns & Future Prospects in Comparative Perspectives, Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2015.
  • Presenter & Panel Chair: “Pyay & Pyu Ancient Cities: Networks, Advocacy, & Cultural Heritage in Myanmar,” Australia-Myanmar Institute—Myanmar & The Sustainable Development Goals: Informed by the Past, Looking to the Future, Yangon, Myanmar, July 10-12, 2015.
  • Presenter: “The Propagation of International Human Rights Norms Via Ethical Tourism: Preliminary Findings from an Ethnography of Adventure Travel,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, United States, May 27-31, 2015.
  • Workshop Leader: “Measurement & Evaluation for Community Legal Education,” Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Workshop, Taungoo, Myanmar, May 2-7, 2015.
  • Invited Presenter: “The Prospects for Amending Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution in its Transition to Democracy,” Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law, & Democratic Governance—Challenges & Prospects in Comparative Perspective, Bangkok, Thailand, April 1-2, 2015.
  • Presenter: “Norm Propagation Theories & the Role of Education in Transition Societies,” National Network for Education Reform, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), December 29-30, 2014.
  • Invited Plenary Speaker & Panel Chair: “Justifying Civil Disobedience as a Form of Dissent in Developing Countries,” Kotelawala Defence University International Research Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 21-22, 2014.
  • Presenter: “Foucault, Law, & the Andaman Jarawa: Finding a Legal Guide Between Indigenous Peoples & Tourism,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29-June 1, 2014.
  • Presenter: “Foucault’s Evaluation of the United Nations Call for Human Rights in Global Food Governance,” The Governance Challenges of Food Systems, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, May 23-24, 2014.
  • Presenter: “Foucault & Justice: A Reading of the Oscar Pistorius CAS Arbitration Report,” International Studies Association-West Conference, Pasadena, California, September 27-28, 2013.
  • Presenter: “Personalized Internet Search & Indigenous Cultural Rights,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 5-12, 2012.
  • Presenter: “Connecting the Implications of Personal Internet Search to Theories of Global Civil Society,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 31-April 4, 2012.
  • Presenter: “Finding Theory in Personalized Internet Search & Global Civil Society,” Technology, Knowledge, & Society 8th International Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 16-18, 2012.
  • Discussant, Panel: “Under Attack? Sovereignty & the Internet,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 31-April 4, 2012.

Commissioned reports

  • Published (NGO Handbook): Liljeblad, Jonathan (ed.). (2019) Rule of Law Handbook for Environmental Law. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. ISBN: 978-99971-954-2-5.
  • Published (NGO Handbook): Liljeblad, Jonathan (ed.). (2019) Rule of Law Handbook for Civil Society Organizations. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. ISBN: 978-99971-954-1-8.

Government submissions

  • Published (Amicus Curiae Brief): [co-author] Hobbs, Harry and Esterling, Shea and do Vale Alves, Ayla and Campbell-Duruflé, Christopher and Cooper, Jane Fallis and Francesconi, Lavinia and Frisso, Giovanna and Hossain, Mosabbir and Liljeblad, Jonathan and Lixinski, Lucas and Mantilla, Yuri and Natali, Meganne and Pegorari, Bruno and Wewerinke-Singh, Margaretha and Young, Stephen. (2022) Amicus Curiae Brief in the Case of the Indigenous Maya Q’Eqchi’ Agua Caliente Community V Guatemala - Caso De La Comunidad Indígena Maya Q'Eqchi' Agua Caliente Contra Guatemala, Submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3402234

Committees

 

International Organizations & Working Groups

  • Asian Law & Society Association (ALSA)

    1. Vice Executive Officer (2022 – current) – member of executive committee responsible for organizing conferences, membership promotion, institutional collaborations with partners, and strategic planning

    2. Auditor (2019 – 2021) – responsible for annual review of agendas and accounts for the organization.

    3. Member, Board of Trustees (2019 – current) – responsible for participating in periodic trustee meetings and decisions regarding organization mission, membership, conferences, finances, and activities.

    4. Chair, Graduate Student Best Paper Award Committee (2020-2021) – responsible for leading committee of five scholars in reviewing and awarding association prize for best graduate student paper.

  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    1. Panel Co-Organizer, World Conservation Congress (2020) – co-organizer of panel on Rights-based Protected Areas Conservation in Conflict Zones at a global conference of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosting 10,000+ attendees (delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19).

    2. Board Member, World Commission on Protected Areas Cultural & Spiritual Values Specialist Group (IUCN WCPA CSVPA) (2016 – current) – responsible for membership administration for global working group of the IUCN devoted to cultural & spiritual values of protected areas.

    3. Member, World Commission on Environmental Law/Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws, and Human Rights (IUCN WCEL/CEESP SPICEH) (2016 – current) – global working group promoting awareness of indigenous peoples’ environmental and human rights, including improvement of conservation policies consistent with rights-based approaches.

    4. Member, World Commission on Environmental Law Academy of Environmental Law (IUCN WCEL AEL) (2014 – current) – global working group of the WCEL encompassing academics devoted to promoting research and education regarding environmental law.

  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

    1. Panel Co-Organizer, ICOMOS General Meeting (2020) – co-organizer of indigenous rights panel at general meeting of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) hosting 1,000+ attendees (delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19).

    2. Member, Indigenous Heritage Committee (ICOMOS IHC) (2019 – current) – responsible for engaging in formulation of policy statements on indigenous cultural heritage for ICOMOS; a global working group of indigenous experts in ICOMOS focused on providing indigenous perspectives and protecting indigenous rights under ICOMOS policies regarding cultural heritage conservation.

 

Internal ANU Committees

  • ANU Southeast Asia Regional Work Group (Chair)

  • ANU Institute for Climate, Energy, & Disaster Solutions Cluster on Law, Governance, & Institutions (ICEDS LGI) (Chair)

  • Myanmar Research Centre (MRC) (Board of Directors)

Case notes & book reviews

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Other

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Currently supervising

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Topic: Thai Courts and Interpretation of Constitutional Rights Provisions

PhD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law
  • World Heritage

I have previously supervised:

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SJD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law

I have previously supervised:

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MPhil supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law

I have previously supervised:

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LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law

I have previously supervised:

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Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law

I have previously supervised:

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Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Indigenous Rights
  • Law and Development
  • Law and Society
  • Governance
  • Comparative Law

I have previously supervised:

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Current courses

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2021 LAWS8264
Class #6519
International Law of the Environment
2021 LAWS8028
Class #6520
Special Topics in Law, Governance and Development
2021 LAWS6230
Class #4216
Law Internship
2021 LAWS4230
Class #4221
Law Internship
2020 LAWS4301
Class #1425
Myanmar Law Clinic
2021 LAWS6230
Class #1568
Law Internship
2021 LAWS4230
Class #1567
Law Internship
2021 LAWS8001
Class #1574
Introduction to Law, Governance and Development
2020 LAWS4230
Class #1422
Law Internship
2020 LAWS6230
Class #1427
Law Internship
2020 LAWS6301
Class #1461
Myanmar Law Clinic

Past courses

  • Foundations of Australian Law
  • Law, Justice, & Ethics
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Law & Development Clinic
  • Professional Internships
  • Law & Development
  • Public International Law
  • Indigenous Rights

How my works connects with public policy

The interdisciplinary & empirical nature of my research, with its bridging of law & social science perspectives in analysis of case studies, has direct relevance for international aid organisations promoting rule-of-law policy reforms, particularly within the Asia-Pacific region. As a result, my research has a synergistic relationship with international aid organisations, with my scholarship drawing upon case studies arising from international aid projects while simultaneously informing their agendas.

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