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The Australian National University

Dr Hitoshi Nasu

BA, MA (Aoyama Gakuin); M Int'l L, PhD (Sydney); Grad Cert Mig L & Prac (ANU)
Associate Professor of Law
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
  • Comparative Law 180106
  • International Relations 160607
  • Human Rights Law 180114
  • Law 1801

Research interests

Public international law, international security law, international humanitarian law, the law of armed conflict, United Nations law, and new technologies and warfare.


Dr Hitoshi Nasu is an Associate Professor of Law at the Australian National University, with expertise in public international law, particularly in the fields of international security law and the law of armed conflict. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in political science from Aoyama Gakuin University and a Master's degree and a PhD in law from the University of Sydney. He is the author of International Law on Peacekeeping: A Study of Article 40 of the UN Charter (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009) and co-editor of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building (Routledge, 2011), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management (Springer, 2013), New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict (TMC Asser, 2014), and Legal Perspectives on Security Institutions (Camrbidge University Press, 2015). He is currently the lead investigator of an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Project, A Legal Analysis of Australia's Future Engagement with Asia-Pacific Security Instittuions (DP130103683), with Professor Donald R Rothwell, Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin and Professor See Seng Tan.

Researcher's projects

2013-2016: A Legal Analysis of Australia's Future Engagement with Asia-Pacific Security Institutions (funded by ARC Discovery Grant, Project ID: DP130103683) (with Donald R Rothwell, Robert McLaughlin and See Seng Tan). 

2011-2013: Developing Australia’s Legal Response to Military and Security Applications of Nanotechnology (funded by ARC Discovery Grant, Project ID: DP110102637) (with Tom Faunce and Margaret Kosal).

2009-2010: International Conference on Human Rights in Asia: Towards Institution-Building (funded by Japan Foundation, Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conference for 2009-2010) (with Ben Saul, Luke Nottage and Kent Anderson).



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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