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Associate Professor Joshua Aston

Associate Dean (Law)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5343, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.316
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5343
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.316  


Dr Joshua N Aston is the Associate Dean (Law) and a member of the Executive in the School of Business and Law.


Dr Joshua N. Aston was the former Dean (SW) and Assistant Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Additionally, he was also an Officer on Special Duty to the Vice-Chancellor of the University. His areas of interests are International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law and Law of Contracts to name a few. He has an experience of more than nine years in teaching and research.

In the past he has served as Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of Law at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

Dr Aston holds a PhD in Law from Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has obtained his Masters degree in Law in International Criminal Law from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK wherein he also completed his Legal Secretarial Diploma from Souters Legal Training Centre, London.

He has presented papers at various international and national conferences and seminars. He participated in the Asia - Pacific Law Deans Forum organized by the International Association of Law Schools and the Chinese University of Hong Kong at Sha Tin, Hong Kong in 2016.

He is a member of various academic committees and bodies at the University as well as other Universities and Institutes where he actively participates and advises on various academic and legal issues.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Access Ltd Stakeholder Advisory Committee, WA
  • Member, Australasian Law Academics Association
  • Member, Council of Australian Law Deans
  • Member, Law Society, Western Australia
  • Member, Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India
  • Member of the Editorial Board, All India Law Teachers Congress
  • BPHE Society's Ahmednagar College, Center for Studies in Rural Development, Institute of Social Work and Research and Institute of Management Studies, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra : Trustee and Member of the Governing Council
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Research, UIAR, Gandhinagar, Gujarat : Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Liberal Studies
  • Member of the Evaluation, Assistance, and Certification (EAC) Committee of the International Association of Law Schools based at Washington DC, USA.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 - Best Faculty Award, Gujarat National Law University, India
  • 2017 - Asian Law Institute Fellowship, National University of Singapore
  • 2017 - DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2012-2013 - Israeli Government Scholarship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Israel
  • 2012 - Sir Ratan Tata Travel Grant, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai (Rs 85,000/-)
  • 2010 - Special Award Certificate for Value Consciousness and Constructive Leadership, Symbiosis Law School, Pune India


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Faculty of Law), India, 2014.
  • Master of Laws, England, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Laws, India, 2007.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Aston, J., (2016), Trafficking of Women and Children: Article 7 of the Rome Statute., New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Aston, J., (2017), Policing in India, Politicization of the Indian Police System and Safeguarding the Human Rights. Terrorism, Its Legal Framework and Beyond, 241-262, New Delhi, India, Manakin Press.
  • Aston, J., (2015), Violence against Women and Gender Justice: A Human Rights Perspective. Women Violence and Law: An Intimate Interrogation Open Distance Paradigm, 99-115, Calcutta, Netaji Subhas Open University.

Journal Articles

  • Yu, C., Wen, J., Goh, E., Aston, J., (2019), “Please help me die”: applying self-determination theory to understand suicide travel. Anotolia, n/a(n/a), 1-5, DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2019.1642923.
  • Aston, J., (2017), A Critical Analysis of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings: Success and Failure in Protecting Human Rights of the Victims. International Research Journal of Human resources and Social Sciences, 4(12), 28-41.

Conference Publications

  • Prasad, K., Aston, J., (2019), Transformative Constitutionalism and Basic Rights: A Comparative analysis of India and Australian Constitutions. International Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law Comparing and Contrasting the Constitutional Models of India and Australia, 80, India, Amity University and Adelaide University.
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