Prof. Andrew Serdy
Director, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Professor Andrew Serdy is the Director of the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton, where he teaches Public International Law and the International Law of the Sea. His main research interests encompass resources and institutional aspects of the Law of the Sea.
Prof. Serdy previously held a number of diplomatic positions in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, before specialising in the Law of the Sea in the Department’s Sea Law, Environmental Law and Antarctic Policy Section. He has been legal advisor to the Australian delegations to the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission and other international meetings and represented Australia in 2000 in the Southern Bluefin Tuna case. He also worked on Australia’s November 2004 submission under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the outer limits of Australia’s shelf, as well as on the 2004 Australia-New Zealand maritime boundary delimitation and the 2003 Australia-East Timor Agreement on the Unitisation of the Sunrise and Troubadour Petroleum Deposit. Prof. Serdy has a PhD in Law from the Australian National University.