Gill H. Boehringer - Profile

Professor Boehringer obtained degrees in Social Science (Cornell, 1955), and Law (University of California, Hastings College of Law,1959 and University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1967}. He has held academic appointments in sociology and law at the University of Maryland (Overseas Program, London), University of East Africa (Dar es Salaam), Queens University and the Open University (Belfast), and Macquarie University (Sydney}.

He has published more than 200 articles, reviews, and reports including on law; legal education; customary law; crime, policing, penal practice, "alternative lawyering for social justice and alternative justice systems" and the judicial system; many aspects of Philippine society; corporate degradation of the environment. His current research is focused on 1) murderous attacks on lawyers around the globe with special regard to the Philippines and 2) the “anti-illegal drug war” of Philippine President Duterte. He is Co-Chair of the Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers of the International Association of People’s Lawyers, and a member of the panel of Judges of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (Rome), and the Rights of Nature Tribunal (Brisbane) and has co-edited a dozen reports including on violence and state repression in Mexico; working conditions in Asian garment industries; the negative impacts of “fracking” across the world; the negative impact of corporate power and government mismanagement on the Darling River Basin in Australia.

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