Dr Guy Charlton

Associate Professor - School of Law

Guy Charlton

Phone: +61 67734228

Email: gcharlt3@une.edu.au


Guy C Charlton is an Associate Professor. Prior to his position at University of New England he was a Senior Lecturer in Law at AUT University, Auckland New Zealand. He is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA where he practised law as a general practitioner and he has lived and worked in a variety of Commonwealth countries.  He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., J.D.), the University of Toronto (M.A.) and Auckland University (PhD). He has worked at Curtin University Law School in Perth, Western Australia and City University of Hong Kong, Auckland University and AUT University Law School.


PhD in Law (Auckland)

Juris Doctor (Wisconsin)

MA (Toronto)

BA (Wisconsin)

Teaching Areas

LAW101: Law in Context

LAW164: Law and First Peoples of Australia

Primary Research Area/s

Usufructory Rights; Indigenous Law; Biodiversity and local government; Legal History; Constitutional Law

Research Interests

Dr Charlton is currently expanding his research interests from legal history, constitutional law and indigenous law in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States into the Asia Pacific Region. He is involved in a project analysing land tenures and hunting and gathering rights in Taiwan and indigenous land rights across the Asia Pacific. He has also engaged in research on laws relating to bio-diversity in North America, China, New Zealand and Australia and issues involving deforestation as well as issues of cultural rights


Charlton, Guy, 2017 “Constitutional Conflict and the Development of Canadian Aboriginal Law” 19(1) University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review 1.

Charlton, Guy, Dukasi, Daya, and Gao, Xaing,  2017 “The law relating to hunting and gathering rights in the traditional territories of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples”, 25(2) Asia Pacific Law Review 1.

Charlton, Guy, 2016 “Historical Justice: Apologies and the State-Aboriginal Reconciliation Process” 2016 International Austronesian Conference Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Sustainability, Council of Indigenous Peoples, ROC, Taiwan, Nov. 24-28, Conference Proceedings

Charlton, Guy, Gao, Xiang and Takahashi, Mitsuhiko, 2016 “The legal recognition of indigenous interests in Japan and Taiwan” 24(1) Asia Pacific Law Review 60.

Charlton, Guy, 2015 “The Law of Native American Hunting Fishing and Gathering Rights outside of Reservation Boundaries in Canada and the United States” 39(1) Canada-United States Law Journal 39.

Charlton, Guy, Wu, Simon 2015 Hong Kong Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, Companies: General , Nexis/Lexis, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Charlton, Guy, Gao, Xiang 2014 “Human Rights, Procedural Protections and the Social Construction of Mental Illness: Involuntary Civil Commitment under China’s New Mental Health Law,” 15(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1.

Charlton, Guy, Fadgen, Tim 2014 “Humanitarian Appeals in Deportation Proceedings and Narrowing the Scope of Judicial Review in Canada, New Zealand and the United States,” 35(2) Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 241.

Charlton, Guy, Skilling, Peter 2014 “Legal and Policy Narratives and the Return of Class in American Tax Policy,” 47(2) Creighton Law Review 219.

Charlton, Guy 2013 “Colonialism, Civilization and Indigenous Law: The Protection of Aboriginal Spiritual Interests in Land in American and Canadian Courts,” in Jim Jose & Rob Imre, eds., Not So Strange Bedfellows: the Nexus of Politics and Religion in the 21st Century (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).


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