Philipp Kastner


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Philipp Kastner is a Senior Lecturer in International Law. He joined UWA Law School in 2014. He holds graduate degrees in law from McGill University (LL.M. and D.C.L.) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria (Dr. iur.).

Teaching overview

Public International Law (LLB / JD)
International Criminal Law (Master of International Law)

Law of the Sea (Master of International Law)

Music and the Law (undergraduate Law and Society major)
Theory, Method and Contemporary Issues in International Law (Master of International Law)
Foundations of Public International Law (Master of International Law)
Selected Topics in Public International Law (JD)


Philipp's main research interests include the resolution of armed conflicts, international criminal law, transitional justice, public international law, and legal pluralism.


English and French; some Italian
Spanish and Latin; and basic knowledge of Arabic
Innu and Braille.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • International Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Conflict Studies
  • International Law/ Criminal Law
  • Legal Pluralism
  • Resolution of armed conflicts
  • International criminal law
  • Public international law
  • International human rights law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Legal pluralism


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