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Ben Saul Professor of International Law, University of Sydney

Ben Saul is professor of international law at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. His book “Defining Terrorism in International Law” (2006) is the leading work on the subject, and he is lead author of the Oxford Commentary on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2014), was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law. Ben has taught law at Oxford, the Hague Academy of International Law and in China, India, Nepal and Cambodia, and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard. Ben practices as a barrister and was counsel in the largest successful cases against Australia before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, FKAG v Australia and MMM v Australia (2013), involving the indefinite detention of 51 refugees. Ben has advised or consulted to United Nations bodies, governments and NGOs. He has a doctorate in law from Oxford.

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