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About Robin Warner

Dr. Robin Warner is Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. She was formerly the Assistant Secretary of the International Crime Branch of the Criminal Justice Division in the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department from 2002 to 2006. During that period Dr. Warner led twelve Australian delegations to bilateral and multilateral delegations on transnational crime and criminal justice cooperation issues. Previously she served with the Royal Australian Navy as a legal officer. During her Defence Force legal career, Captain Warner occupied a wide range of positions including Director of International Law for the ADF and Deputy Director of Naval Legal Services. From 1996 to 2001, she was a member of several Australian delegations to multilateral and bilateral negotiations on Indonesia’s archipelagic sea lanes proposal and to the UN Informal Consultative Process on the Oceans.
Dr. Warner holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and LLB from the University of Sydney and a Master of International Law degree from the Australian National University. She graduated as a PhD from the University of Sydney in November 2006. Her PhD research concerned the international law framework for protection of the marine environment and conservation of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. She is the author of Protecting the Oceans Beyond National Jurisdiction: Strengthening the International Law Framework (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2009), editor (with Simon Marsden) of Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Marine and Coastal Perspectives (Ashgate Publishers, Farnham, Surrey, 2012), editor (with Clive Schofield) of Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond (Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, 2012) and has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and chapters in books on international law and policy.
Dr. Warner is a member of some key professional bodies including the IUCN Commission of Environmental Law (Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Group), the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law. She is the Australian Vice President of the NZ and Australian Armed Forces Law Association.


Present Professor, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong

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