Professor Bill Edeson
Professor Edeson has had extensive experience in the area of international law, especially the law of international organizations, the law of the sea and fisheries law. In addition to an academic career in the UK (at the University of Wales and the University of Birmingham) and in Australia (at Monash University and the Australian National University), he has also been a visiting Professor at UNSW, and at ANCORS. At ANCORS, he has taught many courses since 2003, mainly in international fisheries law, but also more recently on the subject of international negotiations, in close collaboration with ANCORS, and the Forum fisheries Agency.
For fifteen years, he also worked in the Legal Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, based in Rome, where he had responsibilities in fisheries legislation, the preparation of a number of treaties and international instruments on fisheries, as well as advising a number of States and international organizations. From February 2011 until February 2013, he was also legal adviser to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency based in Honiara.