Alexandra BIRCHLER

Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD Thesis Title: International Disaster Law – The Responsibility of States Before and in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Stuart Kaye, Director and Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong
Martina Caroni, Professor for Public International Law at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland


Alexandra is a PhD Student at ANCORS as well as at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Law (Transnational Legal Studies, magna cum laude) from the University of Lucerne. During her Masters Studies she successfully took part in the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation and won the Moot Court team competition. She also participated in the 2014 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. (USA) representing the University of Lucerne. After her studies, she worked until February 2017 as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Law and Sustainability at the University of Lucerne. At the same time Alexandra started her PhD in the area of international law.

Research interests:

Public International Law. International Environmental Law. Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Disaster Law.



Last reviewed: 24 February, 2017