Andy Symington

Andy Symington

BA (Hons); Master of Human Rights Law & Policy

PhD Candidate

Postgraduate Research Student

Andy began his PhD in 2018 in the field of business and human rights, specifically investigating mining companies' engagement with rights norms in South America's lithium triangle. He had previously completed a Masters of Human Rights Law & Policy at UNSW.

Andy is also an experienced writer on travel, who has authored or co-authored numerous guidebooks for Lonely Planet and Footprint over the last twenty years.

Areas of research

Human Rights Law; Indigenous Law; Mining Law; Business and Human Rights; Community Relations; Compliance; Policy and Governance


Justine Nolan, Christopher Michaelsen, Carolien van Ham

Publications and presentations

Review: Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities and Rights at Stake (2020) Australian Journal of Human Rights,

2020 5th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit, Geneva
Presented research project

2020 Law Schools Global League Academic Conference, Sydney
Presented a paper

2019 ANZSIL Conference, Canberra
Presented a paper at the postgraduate workshop