Staff Profile


Career Summary


I have formerly taught extensively in matters of law, international relations and politics at Macquarie University before being appointed to Newcastle University in 2010.

My principal research interest is the legality of unilateral non-colonial (UNC) secession in international law. This entails the study of classic subjects of international law such as state creation, self-determination of peoples, sources of international law, the use of force and recognition.

I am also particularly interested in the law of fiduciary obligations, dispositions of equitable interests in property, equitable priorities and theories of property law.


  • PhD, Macquarie University, 24/09/2009
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Macquarie University, 21/04/2005
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University, 22/04/2003


Research keywords

  • Company Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • International Law
  • Property Law

Research expertise

My principal areas of research expertise include secessionist self-determination in international law, fiduciary obligations, equitable dispositions of property and equitable priorities.

I have previously undertaken research in matters relating to the Cold War, post-materialism and international relations theory.


  • English

Fields of Research

189999Law And Legal Studies Not Elsewhere Classified100


Teaching keywords

  • Company Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • Property Law

Teaching expertise

I teach Property Law, Equity and Trusts Law, and Company Law to LLB students.



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Journal article (3 outputs)

2013Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law and Declaratory General Assembly Resolutions: Textual Content and Legal Effects', Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 41 345-396 (2013) [C1]
2013Anderson GP, 'Secession in International Law and Relations: What Are We Talking About?', Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, 35 343-388 (2013) [C1]
2013Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law and the Use of Force: Effect on Claims to Statehood in International Law', Connecticut Journal of International Law, 28 197-240 (2013) [C1]

Grants and Funding


Number of grants1
Total funding$5,000

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2011 (1 grants)

Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Glen Anderson
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Glen Anderson

Work Phone02 49215980
Fax02 49216931
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLaw