Thomas commenced his PhD candidature with the Faculty of Law at UNSW in 2019. His PhD thesis is on the role of solidarity in international disaster relief law.
Previously, Thomas has completed degrees in international law at the University of Groningen (LLB) and the University of Edinburgh (LLM). At the latter, he was awarded the W.A. Wilson prize for the best dissertation. Thomas has also worked as a research assistant on various projects.
Before coming to UNSW, Thomas was a teacher at primary schools in Hong Kong. Thomas’s thesis examines the role of the principle of solidarity in the emerging field of international disaster response law. It studies the meaning and legal status of the principle of solidarity in international law and explores how this principle impacts or could impact the development of international disaster response law.
International Disaster Law, International Development Law, International Humanitarian Law, Global Health Law
Sarah Williams, Aline Jaeckel