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Associate Professor Elisabeth Lambert Abdelgawad

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5343, Mobile: 0484713195, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.316
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5343
Mobile: 0484713195
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.316  


Elisabeth Lambert Abdelgawad joined the School of Business and Law in January 2017 as an Associate Professor. Her main fields of research are human rights law, access to justice, remedies to victims and compliance with international norms from a comparative and social justice approach.


By appointment

Current teaching

  • LAW5800 Legal Research and Thesis 1
  • LAW5801 Legal Research and Thesis 2
  • LAW3700 Supervised Legal Research Paper


Elisabeth worked as a Research Professor at the CNRS in France from 2001 to 2016 (Universities of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, UMR of Comparative Law and then at the University of Strasbourg, Research Laboratory SAGE). She was the co-director of Strasbourg Euroculture Master Erasmus Mundus and has worked as an Expert for the Council of Europe for several years.

Awards and recognition

  • 2014-2017 & 2009-2013: Award for academic excellence (‘Prime d’excellence scientifique’), CNRS

Professional Associations

  • Member of the European Society of International Law
  • Member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Research Areas and interests

International, European and comparative Human Rights Law (Law and Justice approach); implementation of Human Rights obligations in national legal orders (comparative perspective) (compliance and refusal to comply with international norms); Remedies to victims (socio-legal approach) ; access to justice; right to health and to a good environment ; Protection of cultural goods (inter-State perspective); Socio-political studies of Actors in the legal Field; New Public Management policies applied to Courts (auditing, budgeting and governance of supra-national Courts); the cost of Human Rights Justice; regulation of hazardous activities (chemical products, use of scientific uncertainty by political and judicial actors).


  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), France, 1998.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2016), The Economic Crisis and the Evolution of the System Based on the ECHR: Is There Any Correlation?. European Law Journal, 22(1), 74-91, DOI: 10.1111/eulj.121.
  • Cliquennois, G., Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2016), The development of the European system of Human and Fundamental Rights in the Current Economic and Political Context. European Law Journal, 22(1), 2-8, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1111/eulj.1217.

Conference Publications

  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2016), Dialogue and the Implementation of the European Court of Human Rights' Judgments. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 34(4), 340-363.
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