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Wygene Chong


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

    6009 Crawley


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JD, BCom W.Aust., DELF France


Wygene is an Honorary Research Fellow of the UWA Law School, specialising in Polar and International Law. He graduated from the University with a Juris Doctor in 2017 and a Bachelor of Commerce in 2014, and holds a Diploma in French Language Studies from the Ministry of National Education of France. Wygene previously served as the Research Assistant to The Hon Robert French AC, the Chancellor, and A/Prof Natalie Skead, the Dean of Law. He has also held administrative and research appointments at the Law School and at the UWA Oceans Institute.

Previous positions

Administrative Assistant, UWA Law School
Research Assistant, UWA Law School
Co-coordinator, Sino-Australian Law Deans Conference, Council of Australian Law Deans
A/Executive Assistant, UWA Oceans Institute
Co-editor, JusT Cogens, Blog of the UWA International Law Club
Member, Editorial Board, UWA Law Review
Research Assistant to the Chancellor
Research Assistant to the Dean of Law


Polar Law
Public International Law
Comparative Law


French (working proficiency)
Italian (limited working proficiency)
Norwegian (limited working proficiency)
Hokkien (simple)
Icelandic (basic)
Farsi (basic)

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Law Social Sciences
immunity Social Sciences
harmonization Social Sciences
international law Social Sciences
public law Social Sciences
reciprocity Social Sciences
diplomacy Social Sciences
Pole Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2018

Harmonisation in Comparative Law: Lessons in Diplomatic Immunities

Chong, W. Feb 2018 In : Perth International Law Journal. 2, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Fragile Barriers: International Humanitarian Law in the Polar Regions

Chong, W. 4 Oct 2017 In : The University of Western Australia Law Review. 42, 2, p. 110-118 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Thawing the ice: a contemporary solution to Antarctic sovereignty

Chong, W. Aug 2017 In : Polar Record. 53, 4, p. 436-447 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arbitrating in Harmony: The Effect of the Model Law on the Choice of Seat of Arbitration

Chong, W. 2016 Perth International Law Journal, 1, p. 82-100 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access