Achmad Gusman Catur Siswandi, SH., LL.M., Ph.D


Gusman Siswandi graduated from Universitas Padjadjaran, Faculty of Law, in 1998. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from University College London in 2005, and his Doctoral Degree from The Australian National University in 2014. His PhD thesis was titled “Marine Bioprospecting: International Law, Indonesia and Sustainable Development.” He has attended a number of trainings and courses, including the Indonesia-Australia Specialised Training Project (IASTP) II in Intellectual Property Rights (Sydney, Australia, 2000); the International Ocean Institute Training Programme (Halifax, Canada, 2001); and the Advanced Course in Public International Law (Maastricht and The Hague, Netherlands, 2015). Since 1999, he has conducted extensive research in various fields of international law. He has also published numerous articles on topics such as the law of the sea,  global policy of intellectual property, international law of natural resources, international contracts, and legal English.

Gusman Siswandi has been involved in numerous policy making and public consultation initiatives. He has been appointed as a resource person in various ministries, notably the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs, and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs. In particular, he has been assisting the Ministry of Environment and Forestry from 2007 to 2016 in developing national measures for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing. He was appointed as a member of the Compliance Committee of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (2014-2016), and is currently a member of the Compliance Committee of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, representing Indonesia for the Asia-Pacific countries.



The Cambridge Companion To International Law


Marine Renewable Energy, the Law of the Sea and the Marine Environment: An Indonesian Perspective