Ben Saul

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Ben Saul is Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and an Australian barrister. His research interests include international law, in particular, international aspects of anti-terrorism law, humanitarian law, human rights law, among others.[1]

Early life

Saul was educated at the University of Sydney, graduating with a B.A. (Hons.) and LL.B. (Hons.), and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he received a D.Phil.


Ben Saul has published articles in various international law journals and is the author of an authoritative book, Defining Terrorism in International Law.[2]

Ben Saul was a member of the International Law Association’s International Committee for the Compensation of Victims of War; President of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service; Vice-President of the International Law Association (Australian Branch); Vice-President of Sydney PEN; a board member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights; and a Member of the NSW Legal Aid Commission’s Human Rights Committee.[1]


  • Saul, B., "Documents in International Law: Terrorism", Hart: Oxford (2010)
  • Saul, B., Stephens, T., McAdam, J. and Sherwood, S., "Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Challenge", Federation Press: Sydney ( 2010)
  • Nasu, H. and Saul, B. (eds), "Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building", Routledge-Cavendish: Abindgon (2010)
  • Saul, B., "Defining Terrorism in International Law", Oxford University Press – Monographs in International Law Series: Oxford (2006), (2008 paperback)
  • Crock, M., Saul, B. and Dastyari, A., "Future Seekers II: Refugees and Irregular Migration in Australia", Federation Press: Sydney (2006)
  • Crock, M. and Saul, B., "Future Seekers: Refugees and the Law in Australia", Federation Press and the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW: Sydney (2002)