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Professor, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Rain Liivoja is an international law scholar at the University of Queensland, where he leads the Law and the Future of War research group. His work focuses on the law of armed conflict, human rights law and international criminal law.


  • 2023–present
    Professor, University of Queensland
  • 2018–2022
    Associate Professor, University of Queensland
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2014
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2011–2013
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2011
    Research Fellow, University of Helsinki


  • 2011 
    University of Helsinki, Doctor of Laws

Research Areas

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
  • Criminal Law And Procedure (180110)