Biographical entry

Triggs, Gillian




Professor Gillian Triggs is on leave from the position of chair in law at the University of Melbourne, and is currently Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law for a period of 5 years from 1 July 2005.

She is the Australian member of the Council of Jurists for the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions, a Member of the Attorney General International Legal Services Advisory Council and Chair of the Board of the Australian International Health Institute.

Gillian is a public international lawyer with publications in offshore petroleum rights, indigenous rights, climate change and dispute resolution under the World Trade Organisation.

Gillian provides legal advice to governments both in Australia and the Asian region and is currently writing an international law text from an Australian and regional prospective.


1/07/1984 - 10/01/2008
Melbourne Law School Employment


Journal Articles

  • Triggs, Gillian, 'Prisoners' Rights to Legal Advice and Access to the Courts: The Golder Decision by the European Court of Human Rights', Australian Law Journal, vol. 50, 1976, p. 229. Details