Dr Fleur Adcock (Ngāti Mutunga) is a Research Associate with the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) at The Australian National University. Prior to joining the academic staff at NCIS Fleur completed her PhD through the same centre. Fleur's doctoral dissertation, titled 'The United Nations Special Procedures and Indigenous Peoples: A Regulatory Analysis', was awarded in July 2014. It explored how the international human rights system regulates state behaviour towards Indigenous peoples, focusing on the role of the UN Human Rights Council’s special procedures mechanism. Fleur received an ANU Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Doctoral Study to pursue her research at ANU.
Fleur holds a Master of Laws (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington and both a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Arts in Māori Studies from the University of Canterbury. Fleur was admitted to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2003 and spent several years practising as a solicitor in Wellington and as in-house legal counsel in the United Kingdom. Fleur's legal experience includes assisting in the negotiation of historical Treaty of Waitangi settlements between Māori and the New Zealand Government.
Fleur has published and presented widely on her work and has taught in the ANU College of Law's 'Indigenous Australians and the Law' and 'Lawyers, Justice and Ethics' courses. In 2015 Fleur will teach an intensive course, 'Indigenous Peoples and International Law', on behalf of NCIS in the Master of Laws program at the ANU College of Law.
|Experience Duration from (year)|
2013 to 2014