Dr Rain Liivoja

  • Dr Rain Liivoja

    Senior Lecturer
    (Society in Science - Branco Weiss Fellow)

+61 3 83441760 | rliivoja@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0950

Languages spoken: English, Estonian, Finnish, German (passive)


Rain Liivoja is a Senior Lecturer and Branco Weiss Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.

Rain's current research focuses on the regulatory challenges associated with the military applications of neurosciences and other biosciences. His broader research interest include the law of armed conflict, human rights law, the law of state jurisdiction and the law of treaties. He has taught international law at the Universities of Melbourne, Helsinki and Tartu, as well as the Estonian National Defence College and the Riga Graduate School of Law.

Rain holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tartu and masters, licentiate and doctoral degrees in public international law from the University of Helsinki. He has completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne.


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