Cultural heritage law and policy (particularly UNESCO)
International human rights law
Latin American politics and law
In addition to English, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Fields of Research (FoR)International Law (excl. International Trade Law), Human Rights Law, Heritage and Cultural Conservation, Latin American History
Lucas Lixinski is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and 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 and 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 the International Journal of Heritage Studies, the Australian Journal of Human Rights, the Santander Art and Culture Law Review, and the European Court of Human Rights Law Review. He is also Vice President (Conference) of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, and Rapporteur to the International Law Association's Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance.
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.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
International art and cultural heritage / cultural property law
International human rights
Comparative law (particularly in Latin America)
Abu Bangura, 'The development of the concept of Protection of Civilians (POC) in International Law: Possibilities and Challenges' (with Sarah Williams).
Daniel Cater, 'Data Dislocation: Australian Policy Surrounding Transborder Data in Security and Surveilance' (with Janet Chan and Lyria Benett Moses).
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 Jeanne Huang and Leon Trakman).
Zhuangsi Xu, 'The Impact of International Human Rights Law on China’s Protection of Minority Language Rights' (with Melissa Crouch and Janet Chan).
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).
- 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)