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Gregory Rose

Gregory Rose

Position: Professor, School of Law; Member of Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS); Deputy Chair, UOW Academic Senate
Qualifications: BA, LLB, LLM (Monash)

Contact Details

Office: 67 Level 2, Room 238
Phone: +61 4221 4120


Gregory Rose is a Professor with the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. He teaches Administrative Law, International Environmental Law and International Criminal Law in the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws program. He has a history of research administration in the University and was Discipline Leader in Law 2014-2016. His research expertise is in international law, particularly national security and marine environmental protection. He is a long-standing member of ANCORS.

Greg combines academic knowledge with practical experience as an international lawyer. He was Head of the Trade, Environment and Nuclear Law Unit in the Legal Office of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1994-1998 and has undertaken many consultancies in international environmental law. His experience includes training officers of the Royal Australian Navy in legal aspects of maritime security and delivering counter-terrorism law training courses to government officials in South East Asia for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). 

Research interests:

Greg’s two most recent books are Detention in International Military Operations: The Future Law, Martinus Nijhoff. (Rose G. and B. Oswald (ed.s) 2016) and Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime, as 2014: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre, Abd Rose G. (ed.) Routledge.

In the area of environmental protection, Greg’s recent journal and chapter publications focus on transnational environmental crime and mechanisms for the effective implementation of international environmental standards. He also publishes on the regulation of counter-terrorism and political violence, particularly the handling and transfer in international military operations of detainees and international legal cooperation for law enforcement in the area of national security.

For more information, see:Detention Principles for International Military Operations, Detainees in International Military Operations and Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre.

Current research projects:

He is currently researching the universalisation of enforcement mechanisms to suppress transnational fisheries crimes. As well, he is examining interactions between development assistance funding and counter-terrorism financing. 

Research students:

  • Huey-Shian (Elly) CHUNG:  Environmental Justice and Marine Protected Areas: Developing a Model of Environmental Justice-based MPAs 

  • Kiratipong NEUWMALEE: Arbitration of National Appropriation of Foreign Investments 

  • Loqman RADPEY:  Legal Status of Non-State Combatants in International and Transnational Law

Potential topics for HDR & Honours Supervision:

International laws relating to the environment, ocean or crime 

Recent awards and fellowships:

Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law

Editorial Board member and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL). 


  1. 2016 ECO-Antarctica $5000 – Global Challenges: Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones
  2. 2016 New Colombo Plan $16,500 – Malaysian Internships Program for students
  3. 2013 WWF Int $159,000 – Universalising criminal jurisdiction over marine living resources crimes
  4. 2010 ARC Linkage Project $244,000 – Transnational Environmental Crime: applying network theory to an investigation of illegal trade, criminal activity and law enforcement responses
  5. 2010 Prime Minister and Cabinet Research Support for National Security $134,000 – Maritime security implications of climate change 
  6. 2009 Asia-Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence $194,250 (first named applicant) – Best Practice Interoperable Guidelines for Military and Police for Apprehension Detention and Transfer of Non-State Actors in Hostilities
  7. 2009 AusAID: Public Sector Linkages Program $112,000 (primary responsibility) – Protecting Forests and Fisheries Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region from Regulatory Fraud & Criminal Financing
  8. 2009 CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship research cluster: Enabling Science Implementation in Australia’s Coastal Zone $600,000 – Clearing the path for science impact: identifying and overcoming the social and institutional barriers to effective and integrated management of Australia’s coastal zone in the face of future change
  9. 2007 University Research Committee: Near Miss $10,000 - Australian implementation of marine environmental treaties: an integrated and compliant approach?
  10. 2007 University Research Committee: Near Miss $10,000 - Satellite-based vessel monitoring systems: legal and policy frameworks for maritime fisheries, environment and security surveillance
  11. 2005 Australian Research Council: LIEF $240,000 - Oceans Law and Policy Library
  12. 2002 University Research Committee: ARC Near Miss $10,000 - Implementation of Environmental Treaties: Are Australian Legal and Institutional Tools Up to an International Task?
  13. 1999 University Research Committee: Small Grant $10,000 - The Potential Role for an Australian Commissioner for the Environment 

Selected Publications:

  1. Rose G. 2017. ‘Australian Law to Combat Illegal Logging in Indonesia: a gossamer chain for international enforcement of environmental law’ Review of European Comparative and International Environmental Law 26.2: (in press).
  2. Rose G. 2017. ‘Regulating Australian Charities Operating Overseas to Deter Funding of Political Violence’ Australian Law Journal 91.12: (in press).
  3. Rose G. And B. Oswald (Ed.s) 2016. Detention in International Military Operations: The Future Law, Martinus Nijhoff.
  4. Rose G. 'Management of Detention of Non-State Actors Engaged in Hostilities: Recommendations for Future Law'. In: Rose G. and B. Oswald (Ed.s) 2016. Detention in International Military Operations: The Future Law, Martinus Nijhoff 365-417.
  5. Nguyen H.P.T. and G. Rose 2016. 'Criminalisation of Drug Trafficking in Vietnam: Developments and Challenges' Columbia Journal of Asian Law 29.2: 146-177.
  6. Rose, G. 2016. ‘International Jurisdictional Challenges in the Suppression of Transnational Environmental Crime’ in Lorraine Elliott and Schaedla W. (ed.s) Handbook of Transnational Environmental Crime Edward Elgar 322-345.
  7. Rose, G. 2015. 'Marine protection treaties in Antarctic waters: fragmentation or coordination in international implementation'. In: Martin, Paul and Amanda Kennedy (Ed.s) Implementing Environmental Law:  IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series (Oxford: Edward Elgar) 191-216.
  8. Rose G. (Ed.) Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime, as 2014: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre, Routledge ISBN 0415532396.
  9. Rose, G. 2014. ‘Introduction’ and ‘Looking to the Future – Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime’. In: Rose G. (Ed.) Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Forests Fish and Filthy Lucre, Oxford: Routledge.
  10. Rose, G. and B.M. Tsamenyi, 2013. Universalising Jurisdiction over Marine Living Resources Crime, 130 pp; for WWF International Marine Resources Program, Gland Switzerland.
  11. Rose G. 2012 “International Protection of Plant Genetic Resources” (7 pp.). In R. Wolfrum Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg).
  12. Rose G. 2012 “Persistent Organic Pollutants” (2 pp.). In R. Wolfrum Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg).
  13. Rose G. 2012. Detention of non-state actors engaged in hostilities: the future law – summary report, 16 pp, for Australian Civil-Military Centre; available at:
  14. Rose G. 2011. ‘Gaps in the Implementation of Environmental Law at the National, Regional and Global Level’ for United Nations Environment Programme World Congress on Justice, Law and Environmental Sustainability; available at:
  15. Rose, G. 2011. 'Interlinkages between Multilateral Environmental Agreements: International Compliance Cooperation'. In: L. Paddock, D. Qun, L. Kotze, D. L. Markell, K. J. Markowitz & D. Zaelke (ed.s), Compliance and Enforcement in Environmental Law (Oxford: Edward Elgar) 3-33.
  16. Rose, G. and Gullett W. 2011. ‘Australia’s marine jurisdictions under international and domestic law’. In: W. Gullett, C. Schofield and J. Vince (ed.s) Marine Resources Management (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths) 25-40.
  17. Rose, G. 2011. Preventive Detention of Individuals Engaged in Transnational Hostilities: Do We Need a 4th Protocol Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions? In W.C. Banks (Ed.) New Battlefields/Old Laws:  Critical Debates from the Hague Conventions to Asymmetric Warfare (Columbia University Press) pp. 45-63.
  18. Rose G. & B. Milligan, 2011. 'Law for the Management of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: From Normative Conflicts towards Integrated Governance?' 20(1) Yearbook of International Environmental Law 41-87. [A]
  19. Rose G. 2011. 'Lawfare – The abuse of international law and Australia’s interest' 36(4) Australia Israel Review 31-33

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Last reviewed: 17 January, 2018