Spencer Zifcak is professor of law and director of the Institute of Legal Studies at Australian Catholic University. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
His principal areas of research and teaching are in public international law, comparative constitutional law, international human rights law and international organization. His two most recent books, Globalization and the Rule of Law and United Nations Reform, have been published by Routledge (UK).
He is the president of Liberty Victoria. He is a director of the public policy think-tank the Australia Institute and of the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University. He serves on the steering committee of the Australian Human Rights Group and is a member of the Accountability Round Table.