Prof Anthony Regan


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Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over three years. In PNG he advised government on decentralisation policy and law and taught at the UPNG Law Faculty, and was involved in the Bougainville peace process. In Uganda he was a constitutional adviser to the Government of Uganda. He has been an adviser to Bougainville parties in the Bougainville peace process since 1994, and has been involved in the Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka peace processes, and the constitution-making process in East Timor.

Career highlights

Government legal adviser, Papua New Guinea (1981-85); Senior Fellow, PNG Institute of Applied Social & Economic Research (1981-89); Senior Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of Papua New Guinea (1989-96); full-time constitutional adviser to Government of Uganda (1991-94).

Research interests

His current research includes: < situations; conflict post state design resolution, development constitutional>conflict resolution in Melanesia, with particular reference to the lessons from the Bougainville conflict; ombudsman institutions and leadership codes as constitutional accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms; civil society in Melanesia.


LLB (Adelaide)

Expertise Areas

  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
  • International Relations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
  • Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)


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