Michael was Dean of the Faculty of Law before being elected to the Senate of the Australian Parliament where he served from 1978 to 1993. He chaired numerous committees including the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee. He was Federal Minister for Justice 1987 to 1993. He was Ambassador to The Hague and the Holy See 1993-96. He is an Honorary Professor at UTAS where he lectures in International Humanitarian Law.
He is an Officer of the Order of Australia and was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in May 2000.In 2010 he was appointed inaugural Parliamentary Standards Commissioner under the Tasmanian Integrity Commission Act 2009.
Fields of Research
- Public law (480799)
- Justice and the law (230499)
Chapter in Book(1 outputs)
|2007||Tate MC, 'Human Dignity: The New Phase in International Law', Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, Springer, J Malpas and N Lickis (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 183-186. ISBN 978-1-4020-6280-3 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]|
Citations: Scopus - 1
|PhD||Vaulting Ambition: The Case Against Universal Criminal Jurisdiction|
Candidate: Jennifer Dorothy Mora
|PhD||Towards a New Trial Theory: Procedural and Evidentiary Fairness in the Context of Unsettled Practice in International Criminal Proceedings|
Candidate: Gwyn Francis MacCarrick