Alison Duxbury

Research Visitor - Michaelmas Term 2023 - Hilary Term 2024

Other affiliations

All Souls College


Alison Duxbury is a Professor at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, and the President of the Australian New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL). She is also the Chair of the International Board of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, a former Associate Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, and the former Deputy Dean of Melbourne Law School. 

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 (Cambridge, 2011), a co-edited collection, Military Justice in the Modern Age (Cambridge, 2016), and a co-authored book, Can ASEAN Take Human Rights Seriously? (Cambridge, 2019). Alison is currently co-editing a collection, Australia and the International Legal System: From Empire to the Contemporary World, to be published by Hart.

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 in London. Alison has also taught at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London and Auckland Law School.

In 2023 Alison will be the Allan Myers Visitor at Oxford’s Faculty of Law and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College. While in Oxford, Alison will be working on a co-authored book examining the application of international human rights law to military personnel,