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Emeritus Professor Victor Prescott

BSc, MA, DipEd (Durham), PhD (London), MA (Melbourne)

Elected: 1979

Discipline: Geography

Specialisation: international boundaries, continental shelf, EEZ, Law of the Sea, South China Sea


Emeritus Professor Victor Prescott retired from his personal chair in geography at the University of Melbourne in 1996. He still has a formal association with the Department of Geography and supervises three doctoral students. He has continued his research into maritime boundaries and has published the results in monographs and books. He also acts as a consultant on maritime boundaries for foreign governments in cases before the International Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also appeared in cases involving native title claims to seas and the seabed in hearings before a Land Rights Commissioner.


  • S. Davis and V. Prescott (2002) Aboriginal Sea Rights in Australia, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 17 (1): 1-31.
  • Victor Prescott (2002) Australia-Indonesia, and Oman-Pakistan, In International Maritime Boundaries vol. IV, 2697-2728 and 2809-2822. J.I. Charney and R.W.Smith (eds.). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Victor Prescott and Stephen Davis (2002) Demarcation of the northern section of the Burma-Thai boundary, In The Razor's edge. C.Schofield, D.Newman, Alasdair Drysdale and J.A.Brown (eds.).
  • C. Schofield and V. Prescott (2001) Undelimited maritime boundaries of the Asian Rim in the Pacific Ocean, Maritime Briefing, Vol.3 (1), International Boundaries Research Unit, 68 pp.
  • Victor Prescott (2000) Resources of the continental margin and international law, In Continental Shelf Limits: the scientific and legal interface. P.J.Cook and C.M.Carleton (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Victor Prescott (2000) East Timor's potential maritime boundary options, In The maritime dimensions of independent East Timor. D.S.Rothwell and M.Tsamenyi (eds.). Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy No. 8, 79-106.


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