Prof. Steven Freeland

Prof. Steven Freeland is Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he teaches both postgraduate and undergraduate students in International Criminal Law, Commercial Aspects of Space Law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law and International Moot Court. He is also Associate Head of School (Research) and coordinator of the School’s International Law Mooting Program.

He is a Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a Member of Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law, and has taught courses and presented guest lectures at Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Denmark, United States, Australia and Singapore.

He has also been a Visiting Professional within the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, and a Special Advisor to the Danish Foreign Ministry in matters related to the International Criminal Court.

Among other appointments, he is a member of the Council of Advisors of the US-based Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression, a Director of the Paris-based International Institute of Space Law, a member of the Space Law Committee of the London-based International Law Association, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and a Fellow of the Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and Finance.

He sits on the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, the Australian International Law Journal and the China-based Space Law Review, as well as a series of books entitled Studies in Space Law. He is also actively involved in the publication of a series of casebooks annotating the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in East Timor.

He has published extensively on various aspects of International Law and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, having been invited to present conference papers and keynote speeches in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Steven Freeland is the author of the chapter on Article II of the Outer Space Treaty as well as of the part on the Moon Agreement (Volume II).