Rosemary Rayfuse

Emeritus Scientia Professor of Law
UNSW Sydney

Professor Rosemary Rayfuse is Emerita Scientia Professor in International Law in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney, Australia, where she developed and led the public international law program from 1994 to 2020. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), and has held visiting and conjoint appointments at universities around the world, including both Lund University and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Professor Rayfuse researches in the area of Public International Law in general and more specifically in the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law and has published widely on issues of ocean governance, protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction, and the normative effects of climate change on international law. She has particular expertise in high seas fisheries, climate change and the ocean, and polar oceans governance. In addition to providing advice to governmental and non-governmental bodies, Professor Rayfuse is a member of the Joint Group of Experts of the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and the International Law Association Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.