Christopher Staker

Dr Christopher Staker1989 Menzies Scholar in Law

Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), University of Oxford (public international law)
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (with distinction), Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
1986 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (First Class), University of Adelaide
1984 Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide (French and German)

Current position
Barrister, 39 Essex Street, London

Career history
Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of Australia
Principal Legal Secretary at the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands)
Senior Appeals Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (The Hague)
Deputy (Chief) Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Freetown, Sierra Leone).
Counsel in various prominent cases before the High Court of Australia and other Australian courts involving issues of constitutional law, administrative law and public international law.
Counsel for Australia in the International Court of Justice in the East Timor case and the Nuclear Weapons advisory opinions.
Counsel for Guinea-Bissau in the Juno Trader case before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Jan 2011