Lawyer, Australian National University and Environmental Defenders Office; Visiting Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University
Dr Bal Kama is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, and a lawyer with the International Program of the Environmental Defenders Office. His research specialises in Pacific constitutional and public law, and Papua New Guinea socio-political affairs. Bal’s current work in the Pacific region includes advising on legal environmental and climate change matters and constitutional reform. He has previously worked as a legal consultant with the United Nations Women in PNG and for the Tuvalu Law Reform Commission. Bal has published extensively commentary articles in Australia and abroad and has appeared on both local and international media forums as an expert on Pacific socio-legal affairs.
He has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) and Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Canberra, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Sydney College of Law, and a PhD in Law from the Australia National University College of Law.