Cultural heritage law and policy (particularly UNESCO)
International human rights law
Latin American politics and law
Law, gender and sexuality
In addition to English, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Fields of Research (FoR)Public international law, International and comparative law, International and comparative law not elsewhere classified, International humanitarian and human rights law, Heritage and cultural conservation, Critical heritage, museum and archive studies, Latin and South American history, Global Indigenous studies peoples, society and community, Law, gender and sexuality (incl. feminist legal scholarship)
Lucas Lixinski is a Professor at the Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a Postgraduate Fellow at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law. He holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), an LLM in Human Rights Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and an LLB from the Federal...view more
Lucas Lixinski is a Professor at the Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a Postgraduate Fellow at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law. He holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), an LLM in Human Rights Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and an LLB from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil). He researches and teaches across a range of fields in international law, primarily international cultural heritage law and international human rights law. He sits on the Board of Editors of ESIL Reflections, the International Journal of Heritage Studies, the International Journal of Cultural Property, the Santander Art and Culture Law Review, and the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review. He is also a co-founder and editor of International Law Agendas, a blog of the Brazilian Branch of the International Law Association devoted to Global South engagements with international law.
His 2020 co-edited commentary to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention (Oxford University Press) (with Janet Blake) received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars.
He is a regular contributor to print, radio, and television media. He is featured regularly in Times Higher Education, SBS Radio (in Spanish), and also in outlets like ABC News, the Sydney Morning Herald, and others.
You can find pre-prints of all his publications on his SSRN page (linked below).
American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars in 2021 (for volume co-edited with Janet Blake).
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
International art and cultural heritage / cultural property law
International human rights
Comparative law (particularly in Latin America)
Law, gender and sexuality
Ayla Alves, 'Cultural Appropriation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Analysing the Regulation of Cultural Appropriation in International Law' (with Noam Peleg).
Zvi Berkovic, 'What Are the Challenges of Palestinian Statehood within the Framework of Various International Law Regimes?' (with Sarah Williams and Anthony Billingsley).
Daniel Cater, 'Data Dislocation: Australian Policy Surrounding Transborder Data in Security and Surveilance' (with Lyria Benett Moses and Janet Chan).
Samara Hand, 'Beyond Educational Genocide: The Challenge of Redressing Legacies of Genocide against Indigenous Peoples in Education' (with Sarah Williams and Kevin Lowe).
Diogo Machado, 'Cultural Heritage Values in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Transnational Legal Orders' (with Sarah Williams and Scott East).
Hui (Helen) Pang, 'Global Commons in International Investment Law: The Rights and Responsibilities of States and Investors in Renewable Energy Investments' (with Xiaochuan Weng and Heng Wang).
Bruno Pegorari, 'Indigenous Peoples' Voice and Reparations in International Legal Adjudication' (with Jonathan Bonnitcha and Natalie Klein).
Dany Xie, 'Arbitral Awards under the New York Convention: A Global Comparison of the Due Process Defence to the Recogniton and Enforcement' (with Jonathan Bonnitcha, Jeanne Huang, and Leon Trakman).
Bhatara Ibnu Reza, 'The Indonesian military politics and democratisation: Problems of consitutional framework and their implications with human rights and humanitarian law' (with Andrew Byrnes and Rosalind Dixon).
Abu Bangura, 'The development of the concept of Protection of Civilians (POC) in International Law: Possibilities and Challenges' (with Sarah Williams).
Zhuangsi Xu, 'The Impact of International Human Rights Law on China’s Protection of Minority Language Rights' (with Melissa Crouch and Janet Chan).
- Principles of International Law (LAWS8180)
- Current Issues in International Law (LAWS8081)
- Introducing Law & Justice (LAWS1052/JURD7152)
- Law in the Global Context (JURD7270)
- Law, Rights and Development (LAWS8192)
- Transitional Justice in International and Comparative Perspectives (Santiago) (LAWS3348)
- Global Common Law Systems (LAWS8214)
- International Human Rights (LAWS8181)
- Law in the Global Context (LAWS2270/JURD7270)
- International Law, Human Rights, and Cultural Heritage (LAWS8067/JURD7367)
UNSW Kensington Campus