Professor Craig Forrest

Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
c.forrest@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69027

Overview

Professor Craig Forrest is the Director of the Marine and Shipping Law Unit, and Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law. Professor Forrest teaches and undertakes research in the areas of maritime law, private international law and cultural heritage law. He has published widely in these areas, and contributed directly to national and international public policy development through advice and workshops provided to the United States, United Kingdom, South African and Australian governments, and directly to the drafting of national legislation and international law. In maritime law, Professor Forrest has provided advice to both government and the industry in relation to the law of the sea and wet maritime law. He supervises United Nations Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea Nippon Fellows.

Professor Forrest has a long association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Between 1998 and 2000, he was a member of the South African delegation to UNESCO to negotiate the 2001 Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention. He acted as an advisor to UNESCO regional cultural meetings in 2009 (Solomon Islands) and 2012 (Cambodia), and in 2013 drafted a Model Law for the implementation of UNESCOs cultural heritage conventions for the Caribbean States and co-chaired the intergovernmental meeting in St.Kitts and Nevis. He is currently engaged in a UNESCO project, with Dr Bill Jeffery (University of Guam) on the protection on underwater cultural heritage in Micronesia. He is a member of the International Law Association's Committee on Governanace in Global Cultural Heritage Governance.

Professor Forrest is the general editor of the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, associate editor of the Australian International Law Journal and on the editorial boards of the World Maritime University Journal of Maritime Affairs and the International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook.

He has held visiting research and teaching position at Cambridge University, National University of South Korea, City University of Hong Kong, Dalhousie University Canada and University of Nottingham (the latter as a Universitas 21 Fellow). Before turning to the law, Professor Forrest served as a naval officer in the South African Navy.

Research Interests

  • Cultural heritage law
  • Maritime law
  • Law of the sea
  • Conflict of laws

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Wolv.
  • PGCE, Teesside University
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of South Africa
  • Master of Laws, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Rhodes University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The staff of the Marine and Shipping Law Unit (MASLU) are available to supervise research projects in the general area of national and international maritime law. These include private maritime law issues (e.g. carriage of goods, international trade, maritime casualties and environmental compensation); maritime law regulatory issues (e.g. safety and environmental protection); enforcement of maritime claims (e.g. arrest, jurisdiction, security, liens, compulsory insurance); international maritime law reform (e.g. the role of the IMO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and CMI) and issues arising in the Law of the Sea.

    Specific Projects include:

    • The Legal Regime of Ports in Australia: Law and Security
    • The Navigation Acts 1912-2012: Reform and Development
    • Pacific Island Maritime Law
    • Liability of Marine Pilots
    • Comparative Chinese maritime law
    • Deep Seabed mining regime

    For further information contact Professor Craig Forrest, e: c.forrest@law.uq.edu.au

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Forrest, Craig (2017). Eastern seaboard. In P.H.G. Vrancken and M. Tsamenyi (Ed.), The law of the sea: the African Union and its member states (pp. 63-110) Claremont, South Africa: Juta.

  • Forrest, Craig J. S. (2016). Review of Panos Koutrakos and Achilles Skordas, eds., The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives. In Aldo Chircop, Scott Coffen-Smout and Moira McConnell (Ed.), Ocean Yearbook (pp. 594-598) Boston, MA, United States: Brill.

  • Forrest, Craig (2015). Towards the recognition of maritime war graves in international law. In Ulrike Guerin, Arturo Rey da Silva and Lucas Simonds (Ed.), Underwater cultural heritage from World War I (pp. 126-134) Paris, France: UNESCO Publishing.

  • Forrest, Craig (2014). Australia. In James A. R. Nafziger and Robert Kirkwood Paterson (Ed.), Handbook on the law of cultural heritage and international trade (pp. 44-73) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781781007341.00009

  • Forrest, Craig (2014). Cultural heritage management and maritime law. In Clare Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global archaeology (pp. 1184-1189) New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1214

  • Forrest, Craig J.S. (2014). Immunity from seizure for works of art on loan: The criminal context. In Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel (Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on the detection, investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American perspectives (pp. 169-183) Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

  • Forrest, Craig J.S. (2012). A New International Regime for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. In James A. R. Nafziger (Ed.), Cultural Heritage Law (pp. 291-334) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

  • Cogliati-Bantz, Vincent, Derrington, Sarah, Forrest, Craig, Gaskell, Nick and White, Michael (2012). Marine oil and gas pollution spills in Australian waters. In Aldo Chircop, Norman Letalik, Ted L. McDorman and Susan J. Rolston (Ed.), The regulation of international shipping: international and comparative perspectives: essays in honor of Edgar Gold (pp. 371-400) Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

  • Forrest, Craig (2011). Shipping. In Rachel J. Baird and Donald R. Rothwell (Ed.), Australian coastal and marine law (pp. 203-227) Annandale, N.S.W., Australia: Federation Press.

  • Forrest, Craig (2011). Shipping and the marine environment in Australia. In Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince (Ed.), Marine resources management (pp. 123-132) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.

  • Forrest, Craig J.S. (2008). International and National Laws Relating to Archaeology Under Water. In Amanda Bowens (Ed.), Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice 2nd ed. (pp. 45-52) Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Forrest, Craig (2006). South Africa. In (pp. 247-270) : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

  • Forrest, C. J. S. (2006). South Africa. In Sarah Dromgoole (Ed.), The protection of underwater cultural heritage: National perspectives in light of the UNESCO Convention 2001 2nd ed. (pp. 247-270) Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhof Publishers.

  • Gribble, John and Forrest, Craig (2006). Underwater cultural heritage at risk : The case of the Dodington Coins. In Barbara Hoffman (Ed.), Art and cultural heritage : Law, policy, and practice (pp. 313-324) New York, N.Y., United States: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Forrest, Craig (2018) Wrecks in the Pacific. ABC Radio Australia.

  • Forrest, C. J. S. (2002) Mozambique in Herbert M. Kritzer (eds.) Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopedia. 1 California, USA: ABC-CLIO

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The staff of the Marine and Shipping Law Unit (MASLU) are available to supervise research projects in the general area of national and international maritime law. These include private maritime law issues (e.g. carriage of goods, international trade, maritime casualties and environmental compensation); maritime law regulatory issues (e.g. safety and environmental protection); enforcement of maritime claims (e.g. arrest, jurisdiction, security, liens, compulsory insurance); international maritime law reform (e.g. the role of the IMO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and CMI) and issues arising in the Law of the Sea.

    Specific Projects include:

    • The Legal Regime of Ports in Australia: Law and Security
    • The Navigation Acts 1912-2012: Reform and Development
    • Pacific Island Maritime Law
    • Liability of Marine Pilots
    • Comparative Chinese maritime law
    • Deep Seabed mining regime

    For further information contact Professor Craig Forrest, e: c.forrest@law.uq.edu.au