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Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Canberra

Cristy Clark is a Senior lecturer at the University of Canberra. Her research focuses on the intersection of human rights, environmental justice and neoliberalism, and on issues of legal geography and the commons.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Canberra
  • 2020–2020
    Senior Project Officer, ACT Government
  • 2019–2019
    Principal Research Officer, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
  • 2014–2019
    Lecturer, Southern Cross University
  • 2003–2004
    Solicitor, Freehills

Education

  • 2013 
    University of New South Wales, PhD / Human Rights Law
  • 2005 
    University of New South Wales, Masters in International Social Development
  • 2002 
    Australian National University, BA/LLB

Publications

  • 2020
    Stop Burying the Lede: The Essential Role of Indigenous Law(s) in Creating Rights of Nature, (with Erin O'Donnell, Anne Poelina & Alessandro Pelizzon) Transnational Environmental Law, 1-25
  • 2019
    Race, austerity and water justice in the US: Fighting for the human right to water in Detroit and Flint, Michigan, Farhana Sultana & Alex Loftus (eds), Governance, Rights, and Justice in Water: New Ideas and Realities
  • 2019
    Water justice struggles as a process of commoning, 54(1) Community Development Journal (Special Issue: Water, Anti-privatisation Struggles and the Commons) 80-99
  • 2019
    Of protest, the commons, and customary public rights: an ancient tale of the lawful forest, (with John Page) 42(1) UNSW Law Journal, 26-59
  • 2019
    Can you hear the rivers sing? Legal personhood, ontology, and the nitty gritty of governance, (with Nia Emmanouil, John Page and Alessandro Pelizzon) 45(4) Ecology Law Quarterly, 787-844
  • 2017
    Of what use is a de-radicalised human right to water, 17(3) Human Rights Law Review, 231
  • 2017
    Metgasco Ltd v Minister for Resources and Energy, in Nicole Rogers and Michelle Maloney (eds) Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgment Project
  • 2016
    Trans-jurisdictional water governance and implementing the human right to water in South Africa, in Rosemary Rayfuse, Janice Gray & Cameron Holley (eds) Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance
  • 2016
    Trans-jurisdictional water governance and implementing the human right to water in South Africa, in Rosemary Rayfuse, Janice Gray & Cameron Holley (eds) Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance
  • 2012
    The centrality of community participation to the realisation of the right to water: the illustrative case of South Africa, n Farhana Sultana & Alex Loftus (eds), The right to water: politics, governance and social struggles

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)