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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)
Senior Lecturer in 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, migration law, international peace and security law, international humanitarian law, UN law, and nanotechnolgy law and regulation.


Dr Hitoshi Nasu is a senior lecturer in law at the Australian National University, teaching international law, international security law, international humanitarian law, military operations law, and migration law. He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in political science from Aoyama Gakuin University and a Masters 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 a co-editor of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building (Routledge, 2011), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management (Springer, 2013) and New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict (TMC Asser, 2014). 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 Associate Professor See Seng Tan.

Researcher's projects

2013-2015: 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 are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  31 March 2015 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers