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Professor Stuart Kaye Stuart Kaye Biography

Position: ANCORS Director and Professor
Phone: +61 2 4221 4217
Email: skaye@uow.edu.au
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 307
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Biography:

Stuart Kaye is Director and Professor of Law within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He was formerly the Dean of Law at the University of Western Australia having been appointed Winthrop Professor of Law in July 2010. He held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2010 and was Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong between 2002 and 2006. He holds degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, winning the Law Graduates’ Association Medal, and a doctorate in law from Dalhousie University. He is admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland.

Stuart Kaye has an extensive research interest in the law of the sea and international law. He has written a number of books, including Australia's Maritime Boundaries (2001), The Torres Strait (1997), International Fisheries Management (2001), Freedom of Navigation in the Indo-Pacific Region and almost 90 other books, articles and chapters. He was appointed to the International Hydrographic Organization's Panel of Experts on Maritime Boundary Delimitation in 1995 and in 2000 was appointed to the List of Arbitrators under the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty. He was chair of the Australian International Humanitarian Law Committee from 2003 to 2009, for which he was awarded the Australian Red Cross Society Distinguished Service Medal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2007 and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2011.

He holds the rank of Commander in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve, serving as a legal officer, principally providing advice in operations and international law for the ADF and Maritime Border Command.

Research Interests:

Law of the sea; International humanitarian law; International environmental law; Australian constitutional law

Current research projects:

  • Maritime boundaries in the Indian Ocean
  • Maritime enforcement and the use of technology

Research students:

Kamal AZMI: The design of multilateral fishing rights

Neil BAIRD: Passenger Vessel Accidents - Why They are so Frequent and Deadly and How their Frequency and Deadliness could be Reduced

Toni CANNARD: Coastal management: Are legal instruments, processes and decisions taking into account the triple bottom line?

Constance JOHNSON: Challenges and Solutions for the Effective Governance and Regulation of the Southern Oceans Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Eric Jeriel TEINIU: Developing an Integrated approach to Combat IUU fishing through National and International Law: Solomon Islands and Regional Perspective

Recent Awards and Fellowships:

Fellow, Australian Academy of Law
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society 

Competitive Research Funding:

Institution

Award

Title

Researchers

Year

Funding

Australian Antarctic Division

Antarctic Science Advisory Committee Grant

Survey of Australian Law in the Australian Antarctic Territory

S Kaye
D Rothwell

1997

4,000

Australian Research Council

SPIRT

Legality and Efficacy of Australia's Offshore Enforcement Regime

S Kaye
R Warner

2000

22,545 + in kind support

Australian Research Council

Linkage

Impact of Native Title on Local Government in Australia

S Kaye
M Barrett
M Neal

2001

22,545 + in kind support

Australian Research Council

Linkage

International Cooperation in Maritime Enforcement Activities under the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention

S Kaye
M Tsamenyi

2003

23,034 + in kind support

Australian Research Council

Linkage

Towards a Legal and Institutional Framework for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of High Seas Biodiversity

M Tsamenyi
S Kaye

2004

47,112 + in kind support

Australian Research Council

LIEF

Oceans Law and Policy Library

S Kaye
M Tsamenyi
G Rose
M Haward
M Barrett
R Davis
W Gullett
C Rahman
G Lugten

2005

240,000 + 84,000 support from participant institutions

Australian Research Council

Discovery

Maritime Legal Practice and Policy in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific: Synergies and Challenges for Australian Trade and Security

C Schofield
S Kaye
M Tsamenyi

2006

660,970

Australian Research Council

Linkage International

The Future of Oceans Governance in Polar Areas

M Haward
S Kaye
D Rothwell
R Rayfuse
J Jabour
D VanderZwaag

2007

17,000

Australian Research Council

Linkage

International Operations and the Australian Federal Police: Devising a Legal Framework

T McCormack
B Oswald
S Kaye

2007

189,024 + in kind support

Australian Research Council

Linkage

Substance Use in Prisons and Other Closed Settings: Identifying appropriate and effective legislative frameworks for a harm reduction approach

T McCormack
N Crofts
S Kaye

2010

80,007 + in kind support

Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence

Funded research program

Status of Deployed Civilians

S Kaye
A Mitchell
T Voon

2010

65,000

Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence

Funded research program

Best Practice Interoperable Guidelines for Military and Police for Apprehension Detention and Transfer of Non-State Actors engaged in Hostilities

G Rose
S Kaye
B Oswald

2010

196,000

Australian Research Council

Discovery

Maritime legal practice and policy in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf: synergies and challenges for Australian trade and security

S Kaye
C Schofield

2012

180,000

Professional Membership:

New South Wales Bar Association

Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association 

Selected Publications:

Books

  • Australia’s Maritime Boundaries, (Wollongong: Centre for Maritime Policy, 1995) 261pp (Second edition, 2001) 247pp.
  • The Torres Strait (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1997) 216pp
  • The Laws of the Australian Antarctic Territory (Hobart: University of Tasmania Law Press, 1999) [with D.R. Rothwell and S. Dando] 140pp
  • Human Rights in International and Australian Law (Sydney: Butterworths, 2000) [with R.W. Piotrowicz] 294pp
  • International Fisheries Management (London: Kluwer Law International, 2001) 610pp
  • Future Environmental Policy Trends to 2020: Impact on Ship Design and Operations (Canberra: Sea Power Centre, 2005) [with B.M. Tsamenyi, G. Rose, B. Snushall, C. Moore, K. Mfodwo and D. Munoz] 244pp
  • Freedom of Navigation in the Indo-Pacific Region (Canberra: Sea Power Centre, 2008) 54pp
  • International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2011) [with D.R. Rothwell, A. Aktarkhavari, and R. Davis] 719pp (Second edition, 2014) 893pp
  • The Naval Protection of Shipping in the 21st Century: An Australian Perspective (Canberra: Sea Power Centre, 2011) [with L. Bautista] 67pp

Chapters in Books

  •  “State Practice and Maritime Claims: Assessing the Normative Impact of the Law of the Sea Convention” in A. Chircop, T.L. McDorman and S.J. Ralston (eds), The Future of Ocean Regime-building: Essays in Tribute to Douglas M. Johnston (Leiden: Brill, 2009) 133-158
  • “The Law of the Sea” in A. Mitchell & T. Voon (eds), International Law in Principle (Sydney: Thomson, 2009) 261-286
  • “The Protection of Platforms, Pipelines and Submarine Cables under Australian and New Zealand Law” in D.R. Rothwell, N. Klein & J. Mossop (eds), Maritime Security in Australia and New Zealand: Regional and International Law & Policy Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2010) 186-201
  •  “International Straits: Still a Matter of Contention?” in S. Heathcote, T. Christakis & K. Bannelier, The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law: The Enduring Impact of a Seminal Case: Corfu Channel Case (London: Routlege, 2012) 149-163
  • “International Law Framework for Piracy” in A. Forbes (ed.), Australia's Response to Piracy: Legal Issues (Canberra: Sea Power Centre, 2011) 35-44
  • “Maritime Security and Climate Change” in R. Warner and C.H. Schofield (eds), Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Tides (London: Edward Elgar, 2012)
  • S. Kaye, M. Johnson and R. Baird, “International and Domestic Law in the Australian Antarctic Territory” in M.G. Haward and C. Murray, Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System: 50 Years of Influence (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2011) 97-117 (Kaye 45%)
  • S. Kaye, M. Haward and H.R. Hall, “Marine Living Resources” in M.G. Haward and C. Murray, Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System: 50 Years of Influence (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2011) 164-180 (Kaye 50%)
  • “Security and Defence in Australia’s Maritime Domain” in W. Gullett, C. Schofield & J. Vince (eds), Marine Resources Management (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) 133-144
  • “Joint Development in the Timor Sea” in R. Beckman, I. Townsend-Gault, C. Schofield, T. Davenport and L. Bernard (eds), Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Legal Frameworks for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013) 249-267
  • “Maritime Security in the Post-9/11 World: A New Creeping Jurisdiction in the Law of the Sea” in C. Schofield, Seokwoo Lee & Moon-Song Kwon, The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (Leiden: Nijhoff, 2014) 327-348
  • “A Zonal Approach to Maritime Regulation and Enforcement” in R. Warner and S.Kaye (eds), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (Oxford: Routledge, 2016) 3-15
  •  “Marine Scientific Research and Military Survey: Law and State Practice” in Shicun Wu and Nong Hong (eds), UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the South China Sea (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) 85-104
  •  “Svalbard and Antarctica: Problems and Solutions” in K. Dodds, A. Hemmings and P. Roberts (eds) in Handbook on the Politics of the Antarctic (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016) 453-467
  •  “Combatting Illegal and Unauthorized Fishing: An Assessment of Contemporary Practice” in H.N. Scheiber, J. Kraska & M-S Kwon (eds), Science, Technology and New Challenges to Ocean Law (Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015) 435-452
  •  S. Kaye & W. Campbell, “Australia and the Law of the Sea” in D.R. Rothwell and E. Crawford (eds), International Law in Australia (Sydney: Thomson Reuters, 2017) 433-456
  • “Combatting Maritime Crime: Legal Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean Region” in Vijay Sakhuja and Kapil Narula (eds), Maritime Safety and Security in the Indian Ocean (New Delhi: Vij, 2016) 66-76
  • “Enforcement in the Southern Ocean: Legal Issues for Fishery Protection Operations around Antarctica” in A.P. Toelo and V.J. Tassin (eds), Biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction: the challenges of the next implementing agreement of UNCLOS (Rio: D’Placido, 2017) in press
     

Articles 

  • “The Offshore Jurisdiction of the Australian States” (2009) 1 Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs 37-56
  • “Indian Ocean Maritime Claims” (2010) 6 Journal of the Indian Ocean Region 113-128
  • “The Relevance of the Syngman Rhee Line in the Development of the Law of the Sea” 해양법의 발전에서 평화선이 지니는 의의 (2012) 4 Territory and Seas 해양법의 발전에서 평화선이 지니는 의의36-63 (in Korean)
  • “Enforcement Cooperation in Combating Illegal and Unauthorized Fishing: An Assessment of Contemporary Practice” (2014) 32 Berkeley Journal of International Law 316-329
  • “Australian practice in respect of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles” (2015) 51 Marine Policy 339-346
  • “Maritime Jurisdiction and the Right to Board” [2016] Peruvian Yearbook of International Law in press
  • “Australia and the Negotiation of the Law of the Sea” (2015) 7 Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs 256-266.
  • “National Legislation as a Force Multiplier” (2015) 3 Indonesian Maritime Journal 40-45.
  • “The Other Timorese Maritime Boundary – Timor Leste and Indonesia” (2016) 31 Australian Environment Review 158-163
     

Other Publications

  • Stuart Kaye, ‘The law of the sea and commercial ships in the search for MH370’, The Conservation (21 March 2014). Available online

 

Last reviewed: 31 July, 2017