The Australian Law Journal is pleased to extend a warm welcome Professor Stuart Kaye as the new Section Editor of the International Focus column, taking over from Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz who prepared his final column in the December issue.
Stuart Kaye is Director and Senior Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He was formerly a Dean and Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia, and held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2010. He completed his degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, and completed his doctorate in law at Dalhousie University. He is admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland.
Professor Kaye has authored over 100 publications, which include Australia’s Maritime Boundaries (2001), The Torres Strait (1997), International Fisheries Management (2001), and Freedom of Navigation in the Indo-Pacific Region (2008). He was one of three Australians appointed to the International Hydrographic Organization’s Panel of Experts on Maritime Boundary Delimitation in 1995, and in 2000 he was appointed to the List of Arbitrators under the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty. He was Chair of the Australian International Humanitarian Law Committee from 2003 to 2009, for which he was awarded the Australian Red Cross Society Distinguished Service Medal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2007, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2011, and a Commander in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve.
We look forward to working with Professor Kaye, and also wish to thank Professor Piotrowicz for his contributions to the ALJ over the years.