Douglas Guilfoyle

Associate Professor of International and Security Law
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle joined UNSW Canberra in 2018. His principal areas of research are maritime security, the international law of the sea, and international and transnational criminal law. Particular areas of specialism include maritime law-enforcement, the law of naval warfare, international courts and tribunals, and the history of international law.

He is the author of Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea (CUP 2009) and International Criminal Law (OUP 2016); and is the editor of Modern Piracy: Legal Challenges and Responses (Elgar 2013). He has published numerous papers on maritime security and law enforcement, and in particular Somali piracy. His research work is informed by his consultancy to various government and international organisations.

He was previously a Professor of Law at Monash University, Reader in Law at University College London, and has worked as a judicial associate in the Australian Federal Court and the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has also practised as a commercial litigation solicitor in Sydney.

He was a Gates Cambridge Trust scholar and Chevening scholar during his graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Books
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Nagtzaam G; van Hook DE; Guilfoyle D, 2019, International Environmental Law: A Case Study Analysis, Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/International-Environmental-Law-A-Case-Study-Analysis-1st-Edition/Nagtzaam-Guilfoyle-van-Hook/p/book/9781138556768
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2016, International Criminal Law
2016
Guilfoyle D, 2013, Preface
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, Modern Piracy: Legal challenges and responses, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2009, Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511596636
2009
Book Chapters
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Guilfoyle D, 2021, 'Maritime Security', in The Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security, Oxford University Press, pp. 291 - 309
2021
Guilfoyle D, 2020, 'Transnational Crimes', in Heller K; Megret F; Nouwen S; Ohlin J; Robinson D (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law, Oxford University Press, UK, pp. 791 - 810
2020
Guilfoyle D, 2019, 'The oceans', in International Environmental Law: A Case Study Analysis, pp. 387 - 424
2019
Guilfoyle D; McLaughlin R, 2019, 'The Crime of Piracy', in Jalloh C; Clarke K; Nmehielle V (ed.), The African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights in Context Development and Challenges, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 388 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108525343
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2018, 'The Gulf of Tonkin Incident - 1964', in The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach, Oxford University Press, pp. 108 - 117, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-use-of-force-in-international-law-9780198784357?cc=au&lang=en&
2018
Guilfoyle D, 2018, 'Somali Pirate Skiff', in International Law's Objects, Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 443 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198798200.001.0001
2018
Guilfoyle D, 2017, '“Governing the oceans and dispute resolution: An evolving legal order?”', in Global Governance and Regulation Order and Disorder in the 21st Century, Routledge, pp. 173 - 191
2017
Guilfoyle D, 2017, 'Maritime Security', in Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law, Oxford University Press, pp. 57 - 76
2017
Guilfoyle D, 2017, 'SS Lotus (France v Turkey) (1927)', in Landmark Cases in Public International Law, Hart Publishing, pp. 89 - 109
2017
Guilfoyle D, 2016, 'Jurisdiction at sea: Migrant interdiction and the transnational security state', in Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation Transnational Law Enforcement and Migration Control, Routledge, pp. 114 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315408262
2016
Guilfoyle D, 2016, 'Transnational crime and the rule of law at sea: Responses to maritime migration and piracy compared', in 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights, BRILL, pp. 169 - 198
2016
Rayfuse R, 2016, 'The Role of Port States', in Warner R; Kaye S (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 71 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315890241
2016
Guilfoyle D, 2016, 'Maritime Security', in Law of the Sea UNCLOS as a Living Treaty, pp. 329 - 362
2016
Guilfoyle D, 2015, 'Defending individual ships from pirates: Questions of State responsibility and immunity', in Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility Essays in Honour of James Crawford, Cambridge University Press, pp. 307 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/CBO9781107360075.023
2015
Guilfoyle D, 2015, 'Transnational Crime', in Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement, Routledge, pp. 262 - 276
2015
Guilfoyle D, 2015, 'The high seas', in The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea, OUP Oxford, pp. 203 - 225
2015
Guilfoyle D, 2015, 'The use of force against pirates', in The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law, Oxford University Press, pp. 1057 - 1076
2015
Guilfoyle D, 2014, 'Counter-proliferation activities and freedom of navigation', in Freedom of Navigation and Globalization, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 71 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004284081_006
2014
Guilfoyle D, 2014, 'Piracy and terrorism', in The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea European and International Perspectives, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 33 - 52
2014
Guilfoyle D, 2014, 'Piracy and suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation', in Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law, Routledge, pp. 364 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203380277
2014
Murdoch A; Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Chapter 7: Capture and disruption operations: the use of force in counter-piracy off Somalia', in Modern Piracy, pp. 147 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00015
2013
Murdoch A; Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Capture and disruption operations: The use of force in counter-piracy off Somalia', in Modern Piracy: Legal Challenges and Responses, pp. 147 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00015
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Chapter 3: Piracy off Somalia and counter-piracy efforts', in Modern Piracy, pp. 35 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00010
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Chapter 14: Policy tensions and the legal regime governing piracy', in Modern Piracy, pp. 325 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00024
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Chapter I: Introduction: piracy, law and lawyers', in Modern Piracy, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00007
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Introduction: Piracy, law and lawyers', in , pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00007
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Policy tensions and the legal regime governing piracy', in Modern Piracy: Legal Challenges and Responses, pp. 325 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00024
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Piracy off Somalia and counter-piracy efforts', in Modern Piracy: Legal Challenges and Responses, pp. 35 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781849804936.00010
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Article 16: Ships owned or opened by a State', in The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property A Commentary, Oxford University Press, pp. 259 - 276
2013
Guilfoyle D; Giles-Samson M, 2013, 'The Permanent Court of International Justice and the "invention" of international advisory jurisdiction', in Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 41 - 68
2013
Guilfoyle D; Murdoch A, 2012, 'The use of lethal force in counter-piracy operations off Somalia', in Shooting to Kill Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 239 - 262
2012
2011, 'Chapter Five. Human Rights Issues And Non-Flag State Boarding Of Suspect Ships In International Waters', in Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea, Brill | Nijhoff, pp. 83 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004184022.i-360.42
2011
Guilfoyle D, 2011, 'Human rights issues and non-flag state boarding of suspect ships in international waters', in Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 83 - 104
2011
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'The legal challenges in fighting piracy', in The International Response to Somali Piracy: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 127 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004183056.i-202
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'The legal challenges in fighting piracy', in The International Response to Somali Piracy: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 127 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004183056.i-202.41
2010
Journal articles
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Klein N; Guilfoyle D; Karim MS; McLaughlin R, 2020, 'Maritime Autonomous Vehicles: New Frontiers in the Law of the Sea', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, pp. 719 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589320000226
2020
Guilfoyle D, 2020, 'Maritime Delimitation as a Judicial Process by Massimo Lando [Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2019, 432pp, ISBN 9781108497398, £95 (h/bk), 100USD (ebk)]', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, pp. 499 - 500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0020589320000056
2020
Guilfoyle D, 2020, 'Lacking Conviction: Is the International Criminal Court Broken? An Organisational Failure Analysis', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 20, https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/3386507/Guilfoyle-advance-copy.pdf
2020
Guilfoyle D, 2019, 'The rule of law and maritime security: Understanding lawfare in the South China Sea', International Affairs, vol. 95, pp. 999 - 1017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz141
2019
Nagtzaam G; Guilfoyle D, 2019, 'Ramming Speed: The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Law of Protest', Monash University Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 360 - 383, https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1815322/Vol-44-No2_Nagtzaam-and-Guilfoyle.pdf
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2019, 'The ICC pre-trial chamber decision on jurisdiction over the situation in Myanmar', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 73, pp. 2 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2018.1538316
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2018, 'The South China Sea Award: How Should We Read the un Convention on the Law of the Sea?', Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 8, pp. 51 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S2044251317000133
2018
Guilfoyle D, 2018, 'Remarks by Douglas Guilfoyle', American Society of International Law. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, vol. 112, pp. 7 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/amp.2019.46
2018
Guilfoyle D, 2017, 'Maritime Law Enforcement Operations and Intelligence in an Age of Maritime Security', International Law Studies, vol. 93, pp. 298 - 321, https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1708&context=ils
2017
Guilfoyle D, 2016, 'Reading the City and the City as an international lawyer: Reflections on territoriality, jurisdiction and transnationality', London Review of International Law, vol. 4, pp. 195 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrw002
2016
Guilfoyle D, 2015, 'Maritime interdiction: what challenges lie ahead?', Revue Belge de Droit International, vol. 47, pp. 95 - 111
2015
Guilfoyle D; Miles CA, 2014, 'Provisional measures and the mv arctic sunrise', American Journal of International Law, vol. 108, pp. 271 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.5305/amerjintelaw.108.2.0271
2014
Guilfoyle D, 2013, 'Prosecuting pirates: The contact group on piracy off the coast of somalia, governance and international law', Global Policy, vol. 4, pp. 73 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5899.2012.00190.x
2013
Guilfoyle D, 2012, 'Prosecuting somali pirates: A critical evaluation of the options', Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol. 10, pp. 767 - 796, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqs036
2012
Guilfoyle D, 2012, 'Somali pirates as agents of change in international law–making and organisation', Cambridge International Law Journal, vol. 1, pp. 81 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.7574/cjicl.01.03.58
2012
Guilfoyle D, 2012, 'International law and counter-piracy in the Indian Ocean', Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, vol. 8, pp. 202 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19480881.2012.730753
2012
Guilfoyle D, 2011, 'The Mavi Marmara Incident and Blockade in Armed Conflict', British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 81, pp. 171 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bybil/brr002
2011
Guilfoyle D, 2011, 'Responsibility for Collective Atrocities: Fair Labelling and Approaches to Commission in International Criminal Law', Current Legal Problems, vol. 64, pp. 255 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/clp/cur006
2011
Guilfoyle D, 2011, 'Remarks by Douglas Guilfoyle', Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting, vol. 105, pp. 546 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.5305/procannmeetasil.105.0546
2011
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'Mevedyev and others v. France, European Court of Human Rights', International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol. 25, pp. 437 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157180810X520327
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'The Laws of War and the Fight against Somali Piracy: Combatants or Criminals?', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 11, pp. 141 - 154
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'Executive measures on the high seas to combat piracy', Japanese Yearbook of International Law, vol. 53, pp. 149 - 177
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'Transnational criminal law as a governance strategy in the global labour market: Criminalizing globalization from below', Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 29, pp. 185 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdq006
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2010, 'Counter-piracy law enforcement and human rights', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 59, pp. 141 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002058930999011X
2010
Guilfoyle D, 2008, 'II. Piracy off Somalia: UN Security Council Resolution 1816 and IMO regional counter-piracy efforts', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 57, pp. 690 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589308000584
2008
Guilfoyle D, 2007, 'Maritime interdiction of weapons of mass destruction', Journal of Conflict and Security Law, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krm001
2007
Guilfoyle D, 2007, 'Interdicting vessels to enforce the common interest: Maritime countermeasures and the use of force', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 69 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/iclq/lei150
2007
Guilfoyle D, 2001, 'Nulyarimma v Thompson : Is Genocide A Crime At Common Law?', Federal Law Review, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 36
2001
Guilfoyle D, 2019, Part III - This is not fine: The International Criminal Court in Trouble, https://www.ejiltalk.org/part-iii-this-is-not-fine-the-international-criminal-court-in-trouble/
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2019, Part II- This is not fine: The International Criminal Court in Trouble, https://www.ejiltalk.org/part-ii-this-is-not-fine-the-international-criminal-court-in-trouble/
2019
Guilfoyle D, 2019, Part I- This is not fine: The International Criminal Court in Trouble, https://www.ejiltalk.org/part-i-this-is-not-fine-the-international-criminal-court-in-trouble/
2019
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