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Tamsin Phillipa Paige

Lecturer, Deakin University

I completed my LLB at UTS in 2011, where I focused my studies on Public International Law and Jurisprudence. In 2013 I completed my M Phil (Law) from ANU, submitting in the minimum allowed time and passing without revision to my dissertation. The dissertation was entitled 'The role of the law in the rise and fall of piracy' and it examined the historical development of the international law criminalising piracy and the way in which it was enforced in society through a case study on colonial expansion and a case study on Somalia. My PhD was undertaken at Adelaide Law School, examining the approaches of the permanent five members of the UN Security Council to the phrase 'threat to the peace' under Art 39 of the UN Charter, and was passed in October 2017. I am currently a Lecturer in Law at Deakin University, teaching predominantly on human rights and legal ethics. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW Canberra @ ADFA


  • 2017 
    University of Adelaide, PhD
  • 2013 
    Australian National University, Master of Philosophy (Law)
  • 2011 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Laws


  • 2019
    Petulant and Contrary: Approaches by the Permanent Five Members of the UN Security Council to the Concept of 'threat to the peace' under Article 39 of the UN Charter, Brill
  • 2017
    The Impact and Effectiveness of UNCLOS on Counter-Piracy Operations, Journal of Conflict and Security Law
  • 2016
    How Building Prisons in Somalia promoted the Rule of Law throughout East Africa, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Global Rule of Law Exchange Papers
  • 2016
    The Role of Information Sharing in Counter Piracy in the Horn of Africa Region (with Rob McLaughlin), Journal of International Law and International Relations
  • 2013
    Piracy and Universal Jurisdiction, Macquarie Law Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Endeavour Award
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of International Law