Alison Duxbury

Research Visitor, Trinity Term 2020


Alison Duxbury is a Professor at Melbourne Law School and an Associate Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. She is also the Chair of the International Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, a non-governmental organisation with offices in Delhi, Accra and London. Alison is a member of the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law.

Alison's major teaching and research interests are in the fields of international law, international institutional law, human rights law and public law. Her publications include The Participation of States in International Organisations: The Role of Human Rights and Democracy (CUP, 2011), a co-edited collection, Military Justice in the Modern Age (CUP, 2016), and a co-authored book, Can ASEAN Take Human Rights Seriously? (CUP, 2019).

Alison has undertaken advice work in the areas of international law and human rights law. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge, the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. Alison has also taught at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London. In 2019 Alison will be the Allan Myers Visitor at Oxford’s Faculty of Law and a Visiting Fellow at St Catherine’s College. While at the Bonavero Institute, Alison will be undertaking research on international human rights law and military personnel.

Prior to joining Melbourne Law School, Alison worked at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), the London office of Clifford Chance and Monash University.