Associate Professor Lucas Lixinski

Lucas Lixinski is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, UNSW. For further information please see his Faculty profile.

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Book Chapters

Lixinski L, 2019, 'The Inter-American Court of Human Rights' Tentative Search for Latin American Consensus', in Kapotas P;Tzevelekos V (ed.), Building Consensus on European Consensus Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond, pp. 337 - 363

Lixinski L, 2019, 'Axum Stele', in Hohmann J;Joyce D (ed.), International Law's Objects, Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 130 - 140

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Instrumentos Regionais e Internacionais Sobre Patrimônio Cultural Imaterial: Multiculturalismo Entre Tradição e Modernidade, Cultura Alta e Baixa', in Soares IV P;Pragmácio M (ed.), Tutela Jurídica e Política de Preservação do Patrimônio Cultural Imaterial, pp. 47 - 70

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Regional and international treaties on intangible cultural heritage: between tradition and contemporary culture', in Waelde C;Cummings C;Pavis M;Enright H (ed.), Research Handbook on Contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage: Law and Heritage, pp. 15 - 34,

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Intangible heritage economics and the law: listing, commodification and market alienation', in Safeguarding Intangible Heritage Practices and Politics, Routledge, pp. 54 - 67,

Ingulstad M;Lixinski L, 2018, 'Pan-American exceptionalism: Regional international law as a challenge to international institutions', in Jackson S;O'Malley A (ed.), The Institution of International Order: From the League of Nations to the United Nations, Routledge, pp. 65 - 89

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Religious cultural heritage: The law and politics of conservation, iconoclasm, and identity', in Heritage at the Interface: Interpretation and Identity, pp. 121 - 135,

Lixinski L, 2017, 'A critical mapping of transitional justice in Latin America', in Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America, pp. 87 - 107,

Lixinski L, 2017, 'Falling Short: the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Regime, Indigenous heritage and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples', in Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges in the 21st Century, The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 37 - 54,

Lixinski L, 2017, 'Heritage Listing as Self-determination', in Durbach A;Lixinski L (ed.), HERITAGE, CULTURE AND RIGHTS: CHALLENGING LEGAL DISCOURSES, HART PUBL, Univ New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 227 - 249,

Francioni F;Lixinski L, 2017, 'Opening the Toolbox of International Human Rights Law in the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage', in Durbach A;Lixinski L (ed.), HERITAGE, CULTURE AND RIGHTS: CHALLENGING LEGAL DISCOURSES, HART PUBL, Univ New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 11 - 34,

Durbach A;Lixinski L, 2017, 'Introduction', in Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses, Hart Publishing, pp. 1 - 7

Lixinski L;Tzevelekos V, 2017, 'The Strained, Elusive and Wide-Ranging Relationship between International Cultural Heritage Law and the Law of State Responsibility: From Collective Enforcement to Concurrent Responsibility', in Chechi A;Renold M-A (ed.), Cultural Heritage Law and Ethics: Mapping Recent Developments, pp. 7 - 43

Lima Marques C;Lixinski L;Baquero PM, 2017, 'Brazil', in Basedow J;Rühl G;Ferrari F;Asensio PD M (ed.), Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Edward Elgar, pp. 81 - 91

Lixinski L, 2016, 'Intangible Cultural Heritage', in Wiesand A;Chainoglou K;Sledzinska-Simon A;Donders Y (ed.), Culture and Human Rights – The Wroclaw Commentaries, De Gruyter, pp. 189 - 191,

Lixinski L;Marques CL, 2016, 'Family and Succession Law', in Deffenti F;Barral W (ed.), Introduction to Brazilian Law - 2nd Edition, pp. 51 - 72

Lixinski L, 2016, 'Commentary: The Responsibility to Protect and Non-State (Corporate) Actors - More of the Same?', in Barnes R;Tzevelekos V (ed.), Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Generating Change in International Law, Intersentia, pp. 241 - 248

Tzevelekos VP;Lixinski L, 2016, 'From the internationalisation of national constitutions to the "constitutionalisation" of international law The role of human rights', in Jakubowski A;Wierczynska K (ed.), FRAGMENTATION VS THE CONSTITUTIONALISATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: A PRACTICAL INQUIRY, edn. Routledge Research in International Law, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 32 - 52,

Lixinski L, 2015, 'Direito Internacional da Arte e do Patrimônio Cultural: Estratégias de Exclusão e Inclusão [International Art and Cultural Heritage Law: Strategies of Exclusion and Inclusion]', in Mamede G;Franca Filho M;Rodrigues Junior OL (ed.), Direito da Arte [Art Law], Atlas, pp. 209 - 240

Lixinski L, 2015, 'Procedural Fairness in Human Rights Systems', in Sarvarian A;Fontanelli F;Baker R;Tzevelekos V (ed.), Procedural Fairness in International Courts, BIICL, UK, pp. 325 - 342

Lixinski L;Buckingham L, 2015, 'Propertization, safeguarding and the cultural commons: The turf wars of intangible cultural heritage and traditional cultural expressions', in Culture and International Economic Law, pp. 160 - 174,

Lima Marques C;Lixinski L, 2015, 'Human dignity in South American law', in The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 394 - 400,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'Taming the Fragmentation Monster through Human Rights? International Constitutionalism, 'Pluralism Lite' and the Common Territory of the two European Legal Orders', in Kosta V;Skoutaris N;Tzevelekos VP (ed.), The EU Accession to the ECHR, Hart Pub Limited, pp. 219 - 233,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'Heritage for Whom? Individuals' and Communities' Roles in International Cultural Heritage Law', in Lenzerini F;Vrdoljak F (ed.), International Law for Common Goods - Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature, Hart Publishing Ltd., pp. 193 - 213,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'Environment and War: Lessons from Cultural Heritage Law', in Rayfuse R (ed.), War and the Environment: New Approaches to Protecting the Environment in relation to Armed Conflict, Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, pp. 157 - 177,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'Det immaterielle Røros [The Intangible in Røros]', in Gjelsvik E (ed.), Røros: Refleksjoner etter 30 år som vendersarv [Røros: Reflections of a 30 year anniversary], Pax Forlag, pp. 207 - 221

Lixinski L, 2013, 'Legal implications of the privatization of cyber warfare', in New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to Regulation, pp. 255 - 271

Lixinski ;Marques CL;Bordin FL, 2011, 'Artigos 11 [Article 11]', in Saliba AT (ed.), Treaty Law – Commentary to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969), edn. Original, Arraes Editores, pp. 55 - 62

Lixinski ;Marques CL, 2011, 'Family and Succession Law', in Deffenti F;Barral W (ed.), Introduction to Brazilian Law, edn. Original, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, pp. 49 - 69,

Lixinski L;Correa FA, 2010, 'The Legal Future of MERCOSUR', in Lixinski ;Franca Filho MT;Olmos Giupponi MB (ed.), The Law of MERCOSUR, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 413 - 423

Lixinski L;Franca Filho MT;Olmos Giupponi MB, 2010, 'Introduction to the Law of MERCOSUR', in Lixinski L;Franca Filho MT;Olmos Giupponi MB (ed.), The Law of MERCOSUR, Hart, pp. 1 - 5

Lixinski L, 2010, 'Human Rights Law in MERCOSUR', in Lixinski L;Franca Filho MT;Olmos Giupponi MB (ed.), The Law of MERCOSUR, Hart, pp. 351 - 364

Lixinski L;Marques CL;Miragem B, 2010, 'Desenvolvimento e Consumo: bases para uma análise da proteção do consumidor como direito humano [Consumption and Development: Bases for analyzing consumer protection as a human right]', in Piovesan F;Soares IV P (ed.), Direito ao Desenvolvimento [The Right to Development], Forum, pp. 201 - 230

Lixinski L, 2008, 'Limiting Freedom of Assembly Based on Harm to Third Parties: The Balancing of Economic Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the European Union and MERCOSUR', in Sajo A (ed.), Free to Protest: Constituent Power and Street Demonstration, Eleven, pp. 127 - 127

Lixinski L;Marques CL, 2008, 'Artigo 12 [Article 12]', in Brant LN C (ed.), Comentário à Carta das Nações Unidas [Commentary to the United Nations Charter], pp. 257 - 269


Lixinski, 2013, Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law, Original, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom,

Edited Books

Durbach A;Lixinski L, (eds.), 2017, Heritage, Culture and Rights Challenging Legal Discourses, HART PUBL, Univ New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA,

Lixinski L;Marques CL, (eds.), 2015, Legislação de Direito dos Negócios Internacionais [Legislation of International Business Law]

Filho MT F;Lixinski L;Giupponi MB O, 2010, The Law of MERCOSUR, Bloomsbury Publishing

Journal articles

Lixinski L;Schreiber H, 2018, 'Guest Editorial: Intangible Cultural Heritage: Successes, Disappointments, and Challenges', Santander Art & Culture Law Review, vol. 2/2017, pp. 17 - 20

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Trialogical Subsidiarity in International and Comparative Law: Engagement with International Treaties by Sub-State Entities as Resistance or Innovation', Canadian Yearbook of International Law,

Lixinski L, 2018, 'Confederate Monuments and International Law', Wisconsin International Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 549 - 608,

Wells JC;Lixinski L, 2017, 'Heritage values and legal rules: Identification and treatment of the historic environment via an adaptive regulatory framework (part 2)', Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. 7, pp. 345 - 363,


Lixinski L;Schreiber L, 2017, 'The Limits of Framing in International Law: The Shortcomings of International Heritage Protection in the ISIS Conflicts', Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) Research Paper Series, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 14,


Lixinski L, 2016, 'Moral, legal and archaeological relics of the past: portrayals of international cultural heritage law in cinema', LONDON REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, vol. 4, pp. 421 - 437,

Wells JC;Lixinski L, 2016, 'Heritage values and legal rules: Identification and treatment of the historic environment via an adaptive regulatory framework (part 1)', Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, pp. 345 - 364,

Tzevelekos VP;Lixinski L, 2016, 'Towards a Humanized International "constitution"?', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 29, pp. 343 - 364,

Lixinski L, 2015, 'Heritage Listing as a Tool for Advocacy: The Possibilities for Dissent, Contestation, and Emancipation in International Law Through International Cultural Heritage Law', Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 5, pp. 387 - 409,

Lixinski L, 2015, 'Sustainable Development in International Heritage Law: Embracing a Backwards Look for the Sake of Forwardness?', Australian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 32, pp. 65 - 86

Kosař D;Lixinski L, 2015, 'Domestic Judicial Design by International Human Rights Courts', The American Journal of International Law, vol. 109, pp. 713 - 760,

Lixinski L, 2015, 'Cultural heritage law and transitional justice: Lessons from South Africa', International Journal of Transitional Justice, vol. 9, pp. 278 - 296,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'A Tale of Two Heritages: Claims of Ownership over Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Myth of "Authenticity"', Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 2, pp. online,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'Comparative International Human Rights Law: An Analysis of the Right to Private and Family Life across Human Rights “Jurisdictions”', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol. 32, pp. 99 - 117,

Franca-Filho MT;Lixinski L;Giupponi BO, 2014, 'Protection of Fundamental Rights in Latin American FTAs and MERCOSUR: An Exploratory Agenda', European Law Journal, vol. 20, pp. 811 - 823,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Disputes', NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW, vol. 61, pp. 460 - 463,

Lixinski L, 2014, 'What's in a name? Recent developments in Brazilian private international law', Australian Law Journal, vol. 88, pp. 546 - 548

Lixinski L, 2013, 'Narratives of the International Legal Order and Why They Matter', Narratives of the International Legal Order and Why They Matter, vol. 6

Lixinski L, 2013, 'International cultural heritage regimes, international law, and the politics of expertise', International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 20, pp. 407 - 429,

Lixinski L;Ingulstad M, 2013, 'Raw Materials, Race, and Legal Regimes: The Development of the Principle of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources in the Americas', World History Bulletin, vol. 29, pp. 34 - 39,

Lixinski L, 2013, 'O direito do patrimônio cultural da humanidade no Brasil: bases para reforma da legislação brasileira à luz do direito internacional [Cultural Heritage Law in Brazil: foundations for reform of Brazili', Revista de Direito Ambiental [Environmental Law Review], pp. 135 - 160

Lixinski L, 2013, 'Luci E Ombre: The Bright And Dark Sides Of International Heritage Law', Italian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 22, pp. 133 - 153,

Lixinski L, 2011, 'Partnership of the European Union with the States and regional groups of Latin America', COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW, vol. 48, pp. 1750 - 1752,

Lixinski L, 2011, 'Selecting heritage: The interplay of art, politics and identity', European Journal of International Law, vol. 22, pp. 81 - 100,

Lixinski L, 2010, 'Treaty interpretation by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Expansionism at the service of the unity of international law', European Journal of International Law, vol. 21, pp. 585 - 604,

Lixinski L, 2010, 'Constitutionalism and the Other: Multiculturalism and Indigeneity in Selected Latin American Countries', Anuario Iberoamericano de Justicia Constitucional, vol. 14, pp. 235 - 266

Lixinski L, 2009, 'Choice of Forum in International Human Rights Adjudication and the Unity / Fragmentation Debate: Is Plurality the Way Ahead?', University College Dublin Law Review, vol. 9, pp. 23 - 45

Lixinski L, 2009, 'The Future of the EU Cultural Policy in the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage', The Prague Yearbook of Comparative Law, vol. 1, pp. 119 - 119

Lixinski L, 2008, 'Limitando la libertad de asamblea con base en daños a terceros: El balance de libertades económicas y derechos fundamentales en la Unión Europea y en el Mercosur. [Limiting Freedom of Assembly Based o', Revista de Derecho Privado y Comunitario, pp. 811 - 811

Lixinski L, 2008, 'Choice of Forum in International Human Rights Adjudication and the Unity / Fragmentation Debate: Is Plurality the Way Ahead?', Italian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 18, pp. 183 - 200

Lixinski L;Marques CL, 2008, 'Treaty Enforcement by Brazilian Courts: Reconciling Ambivalences and Myths?', Brazilian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 4, pp. 138 - 169

Lixinski L, 2006, 'O direito moral de autor como direito de personalidade e a universalidade de sua proteção. [Author's Moral Rights as Personality Rights and the Universality of their Protection]', Revista Trimestral de Direito Civil, vol. 2006, pp. 49 - 49

Lixinski L, 2006, 'Considerações acerca da inserção dos direitos de personalidade no ordenamento jurídico brasileiro. [Thoughts on the insertion of personality rights in the Brazilian legal order]', Revista de Direito Privado, vol. 2006, pp. 201 - 201


Lixinski L, 2018, Prefácio [Preface]

  • International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Heritage and Cultural Conservation
  • Latin American History

Currently Teaching

  • Principles of International Law (LAWS8180)
  • Current Issues in International Law (LAWS8081)
  • Introducing Law & Justice (LAWS1052/JURD7152)
  • Law in the Global Context (JURD7270)
  • Law, Rights and Development (LAWS8192)
  • Transitional Justice in International and Comparative Perspectives (Santiago) (LAWS3348)
  • Global Common Law Systems (LAWS8214)
  • International Human Rights (LAWS8181)
  • Law in the Global Context (LAWS2270/JURD7270)
  • International Law, Human Rights, and Cultural Heritage (LAWS8067/JURD7367)