Ben Saul

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Ben Saul is the current Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.[1] He has appeared as an advocate in international, regional and national courts outside Australia,[2] and he is also admitted to practice as a barrister in New South Wales.[3] His research interests include international law, in particular, international aspects of anti-terrorism law, humanitarian law, human rights law, among others.[4]

Early life[edit]

Saul was educated at the University of Sydney, graduating with a B.A. (Hons.) and LL.B. (Hons.), and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he received a D.Phil.


Ben Saul has published articles in various international law journals and is the author of an authoritative book, Defining Terrorism in International Law.[5]

Ben Saul was a member of the International Law Association’s International Committee for the Compensation of Victims of War; President of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service; Vice-President of the International Law Association (Australian Branch); Vice-President of Sydney PEN; a board member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights; and a Member of the NSW Legal Aid Commission’s Human Rights Committee.[4]


  • Saul, B., "Documents in International Law: Terrorism", Hart: Oxford (2010)
  • Saul, B., Stephens, T., McAdam, J. and Sherwood, S., "Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Challenge", Federation Press: Sydney ( 2010)
  • Nasu, H. and Saul, B. (eds), "Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building", Routledge-Cavendish: Abindgon (2010)
  • Saul, B., "Defining Terrorism in International Law", Oxford University Press – Monographs in International Law Series: Oxford (2006), (2008 paperback)
  • Crock, M., Saul, B. and Dastyari, A., "Future Seekers II: Refugees and Irregular Migration in Australia", Federation Press: Sydney (2006)
  • Crock, M. and Saul, B., "Future Seekers: Refugees and the Law in Australia", Federation Press and the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW: Sydney (2002)


  1. ^ "Professor Ben Saul". Sydney Law School. 
  2. ^ "Professor Ben Saul". Sydney Law School. 
  3. ^ "Find a Barrister - NSW Bar Association". Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b Ben Saul - University of Sydney
  5. ^ Oxford University Press