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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

  • Legal Research and Thesis 1
  • Legal Research and Thesis 2
  • Supervised Legal Research Paper
  • Human Rights Law


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).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, France, 1998.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2017), A collective complaint mechanism before the European Court of Human Rights? Moving from mass actions to group actions. The Challenges of European Governance in the Age of Economic Stagnation, Immigration, and Refugees, 227-238, Lanham, USA, Lexington Books.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2017), European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies, 227-268, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2017), The citizens' right to know the risks linked to the use of pesticides: Europe can unquestionably do better. Governance and Perceptions of Hazardous Activities: A German and European Approach, 7-24, Münster, Germany, MV Wissenschaft.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2017), The Enforcement of ECtHR Judgments. The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States' Compliance, 326-340, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2013), The Court as part of the Council of Europe: The Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers. Constituting Europe: The European Court of Human Rights in a National, European and Global Context, 263-300, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139169295.008.

Journal Articles

  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2017), Measuring the Judicial Performance of the European Court of Human Rights. International Journal for Court Administration, 8(2), 20-29, Arlington, USA, IACA, DOI: 10.18352/ ijca .208.
  • 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, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/eulj.12170.
  • 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.12169.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2016), La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme et le traitement de la connaissance scientifique sur la nocivité des ondes électromagnétiques, produits chimiques et autres activités polluantes. VertigO: la revue electronique en sciences de l'environnement, December(27), 11p., DOI: 10.4000/vertigo.17858.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2016), La mesure la performance judicaire de la Cour Europeenne de Droits de L'homme: Une logique manageriale a tout prix?. Revue Francaise d'administration Publique, 159(3), 819-834, Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

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, Sage.
  • Lambert Abdelgawad, E., (2015), Is there a need to advance the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights with regard the award of damages. Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights – Effects and Implementation, 2(20-21 September 2013), 115-136, Baden-Baden, Germany, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
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