Gregory ROSEGreg Rose_small

Position: Professor, School of Law; Member of Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
Phone: +61 4221 4120
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 110
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia


Gregory Rose is seconded to ANCORS from the School of Law at the University of Wollongong, where he is a Professor. His research expertise is in international law, particularly marine environmental protection and national security.

At ANCORS, Greg has been a long-standing member and teaches in the areas of Law of the Sea, International Fisheries Law, and Fisheries Crime Prosecution. In the School of Law, he has taught Administrative Law, International Environmental Law and International Criminal Law. He has a history of research administration in the University (e.g. Chair of Thesis Examination Committee 2008-2010) and was Discipline Leader in Law 2014-2016 and Deputy Chair of Academic Senate 2014-2017.

Greg combines academic knowledge with practical experience as an international lawyer. He was Head of the Trade, Environment and Nuclear Law Unit in the Legal Office of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1994-1998 and has undertaken many consultancies in international environmental law. His experience includes training officers of the Royal Australian Navy in legal aspects of maritime security and delivering counter-terrorism law training courses to government officials in South East Asia for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Research Interests

Greg’s two most recent books are Detention in International Military Operations: the Future Law Rose G. and B. Oswald (ed.s) Martinus Nijhoff 2016; Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre Rose G. (ed.) Routledge 2014.

In the area of environmental protection, Greg’s recent journal and chapter publications focus on transnational environmental crime and mechanisms for the effective implementation of international environmental standards. He also publishes on the regulation of counter-terrorism and political violence, particularly the handling and transfer in international military operations of detainees and international legal cooperation for law enforcement in the area of national security.

Current Research Projects

Greg is currently researching the universalisation of enforcement mechanisms to suppress transnational fisheries crimes. As well, he is examining interactions between development assistance funding and counter-terrorism financing.

Research Students

Current Student

John Corkill – Will private property rights trump public rights and interests in coastal lands under climate change conditions?

Completed Doctorates

Kiratipong Neuwmalee – Arbitration of National Appropriation of Foreign Investments 2017
Huey-Shian Chung – Environmental Justice in Marine Protected Areas Policy 2017
Stuart Groombridge – Influences on Emergence and Structure of Terrorist Groups 2016
Keely Boom – Litigation and Legal Responsibility for Climate Change-related Damage 2013
Selvie Sinaga – Intellectual Property Rights in Traditional Indonesian Industries 2012
Joytishna Jit – Law and Policy for Turtle Conservation: Asia Pacific Case 2012
Mikhail Kashubsky – Legal aspects of the offshore petroleum security regime in Australia 2012
Jane Mbendo – Utilization of Tuna resources under Kenyan Jurisdiction 2011
Thi Mai Hanh Do – Application of Legal Precedents in Vietnam 2009
Anthony Morrison – Places of Refuge for Ships 2009
Alaeldin Maghaireh - Cybercrime search and seizure procedures 2009
Linda Tucker - Implementation in Australia of the convention on endangered species 2009
Phuong Hoa Nguyen Thi - UN drug control convention implementation in Vietnam 2008
Afroza Begum - Women’s human rights in Bangladesh 2004
Daud Hassan - International regulation of land-based sources of marine pollution 2003

Potential topics for HDR & Honours Supervision

International laws relating to the environment, ocean or crime

Recent Awards and Fellowships

Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law

Editorial Board member and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL).


2017 Centre for Coastal Reservoirs Research $5000 – Global Challenges: International Workshop on Coastal Reservoir Research
2016 ECO-Antarctica $5000 – Global Challenges: Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones
2016 New Colombo Plan $16,500 – Malaysian Internships Program for students
2013 WWF Int $159,000 – Universalising criminal jurisdiction over marine living resources crimes
2010 ARC Linkage Project $244,000 – Transnational Environmental Crime: applying network theory to an investigation of illegal trade, criminal activity and law enforcement responses
2010 Prime Minister and Cabinet Research Support for National Security $134,000 – Maritime security implications of climate change
2009 Asia-Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence $194,250 (first named applicant) – Best Practice Interoperable Guidelines for Military and Police for Apprehension Detention and Transfer of Non-State Actors in Hostilities
2009 AusAID: Public Sector Linkages Program $112,000 (primary responsibility) – Protecting Forests and Fisheries Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region from Regulatory Fraud & Criminal Financing
2009 CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship research cluster: Enabling Science Implementation in Australia’s Coastal Zone $600,000 – Clearing the path for science impact: identifying and overcoming the social and institutional barriers to effective and integrated management of Australia’s coastal zone in the face of future change

Selected Publications

  1. Rose G. 2018. ‘Regulating Humanitarian Assistance by Australian Charities: Legal tools to Deter Funding of Terrorism Abroad’ Australian Law Journal 92.4: 1-27.
  2. Rose G. 2018. ‘Managing the risks of terrorism financing by charities in conflict zones overseas’ CTTA: Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses 10.2, February 2018: 11-16.
  3. Rose G. 2017. ‘Australian Law to Combat Illegal Logging in Indonesia: a gossamer chain for international enforcement of environmental law’ Review of European Comparative and International Environmental Law 26.2: 128-138.
  4. G. Rose & S. Rutland, 2017. 'An internationally accepted definition of antisemitism' (2017) Winter Australian Jewish Quarterly 19-21.
  5. L. Radpey & G. Rose, 2017. 'A new creative Kurdish constitution in the Middle East' (2017) 10 (1) Creativity Studies 72-83.
  6. Rose G. And B. Oswald (Ed.s) 2016. Detention in International Military Operations: The Future Law, Martinus Nijhoff.
  7. Rose G. 'Management of Detention of Non-State Actors Engaged in Hostilities: Recommendations for Future Law'. In: Rose G. and B. Oswald (Ed.s) 2016. Detention in International Military Operations: The Future Law, Martinus Nijhoff 365-417.
  8. Nguyen H.P.T. and G. Rose 2016. 'Criminalisation of Drug Trafficking in Vietnam: Developments and Challenges' Columbia Journal of Asian Law 29.2: 146-177.
  9. Rose, G. 2016. ‘International Jurisdictional Challenges in the Suppression of Transnational Environmental Crime’ in Lorraine Elliott and Schaedla W. (ed.s) Handbook of Transnational Environmental Crime Edward Elgar 322-345.
  10. Rose, G. 2015. 'Marine protection treaties in Antarctic waters: fragmentation or coordination in international implementation'. In: Martin, Paul and Amanda Kennedy (Ed.s) Implementing Environmental Law: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series (Oxford: Edward Elgar) 191-216.
  11. Rose G. (Ed.) Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime, as 2014: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre, Routledge ISBN 0415532396.
  12. Rose, G. 2014. ‘Introduction’ and ‘Looking to the Future – Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime’. In: Rose G. (Ed.) Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre, Oxford: Routledge.
  13. Rose, G. and B.M. Tsamenyi, 2013. Universalising Jurisdiction over Marine Living Resources Crime, 130 pp; for WWF International Marine Resources Program, Gland Switzerland.
  14. Rose G. 2012 “International Protection of Plant Genetic Resources” (7 pp.). In R. Wolfrum Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg).
  15. Rose G. 2012 “Persistent Organic Pollutants” (2 pp.). In R. Wolfrum Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg).
  16. Rose G. 2012. Detention of non-state actors engaged in hostilities: the future law – summary report, 16 pp, for Australian Civil-Military Centre; available at:
  17. Rose G. 2011. ‘Gaps in the Implementation of Environmental Law at the National, Regional and Global Level’ for United Nations Environment Programme World Congress on Justice, Law and Environmental Sustainability; available at:
  18. Rose, G. 2011. 'Interlinkages between Multilateral Environmental Agreements: International Compliance Cooperation'. In: L. Paddock, D. Qun, L. Kotze, D. L. Markell, K. J. Markowitz & D. Zaelke (ed.s), Compliance and Enforcement in Environmental Law (Oxford: Edward Elgar) 3-33.
  19. Rose, G. and Gullett W. 2011. ‘Australia’s marine jurisdictions under international and domestic law’. In: W. Gullett, C. Schofield and J. Vince (ed.s) Marine Resources Management (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths) 25-40.
  20. Rose, G. 2011. Preventive Detention of Individuals Engaged in Transnational Hostilities: Do We Need a 4th Protocol Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions? In W.C. Banks (Ed.) New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates from the Hague Conventions to Asymmetric Warfare (Columbia University Press) pp. 45-63.
  21. Rose G. & B. Milligan, 2011. 'Law for the Management of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: From Normative Conflicts towards Integrated Governance?' 20(1) Yearbook of International Environmental Law 41-87. [A]
  22. Rose G. 2011. 'Lawfare – The abuse of international law and Australia’s interest' 36(4) Australia Israel Review 31-33

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Last reviewed: 7 January, 2019