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Dr Jayson Lamchek

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Position

Research Fellow, Cyber Security Law and Policy

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Law School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2016

Contact

j.lamchek@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68031

Biography

Jayson is an interdisciplinary human rights scholar studying rights in their legal, political, international and historical contexts. He is a Research Fellow at Deakin Law School and the Cyber Security Collaborative Research Center. Jayson's current research lies in the intersection of human rights and new technology. At CSCRC, he is looking at legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity research and technology development, and cyber-mediated social change.

Jayson's human rights scholarship has engaged various challenges in counterterrorism, irregular migration, and the War on Drugs. Jayson's monograph Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism: Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia (Cambridge University Press, 2019) critically assesses the intersection of human rights law with counterterrorism. It contributes case studies of state violence, social movement activism and law reform in the Philippines and Indonesia to examine the impact of the language of international human rights on counterterrorism practice on the ground. His articles appear in the Australian Journal of Human Rights, Asian Studies Review and International Criminal Law Review. He contributed chapters to Criminal Legalities in the Global South (Routledge, 2020) and Duterte Reader (Cornell University Press, 2017).

As an international lawyer, Jayson examines Third World movement-inspired international law principles with radical redistributive intent, particularly the right to benefit from scientific progress. He is investigating potential benefit-sharing in Big Data, and in relating the same to developments in medicine, food production, and mining in the deep sea and outer space. A preview of his work on this topic appears in “The right to benefit from Big Data progress: another argument for Universal Basic Income,” June 2020, Voelkerrechtsblog.org, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/the-right-to-benefit-from-big-data-progress/.

Jayson has a background as a practitioner, having been a lawyer and advocate for non-government organizations in the Philippines, including the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC), for more than seven years. He was Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines-Manila. Jayson was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore from 2017-2019 and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law from 2019-2021. He completed his PhD at the ANU as an Endeavour scholar. He was also a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (European Commission) and the Monbukagakusho scholarship (Japan).

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Biography summary

Jayson is an interdisciplinary human rights scholar studying rights in their legal, political, international and historical contexts. Jayson's current research lies in the intersection of human rights and new technology. He is looking at legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity research and technology development, and cyber-mediated social change. Jayson's human rights scholarship has engaged various challenges in counterterrorism, irregular migration, and the War on Drugs. His first monograph is entitled Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism: Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Career highlights

Senior Lecturer, University of the Philippines-Manila

Post-Doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law

Research Fellow, ARC Discovery project "Data Science in Humanitarianism", University of New South Wales (UNSW) Faculty of Law and Justice

Honorary Fellow, Australian National University (ANU) College of Law

Research Fellow, Deakin Law School and Cyber Security Collaborative Research Centre

Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New England, Armidale, NSW

Knowledge areas

Human rights and security

Human rights and new technology

Law and society

Media appearances

Feb 2, 2020 Jayson Lamchek writes "The legacy of the War on Terror in the Philippines" in Verfassunsblog, <https://verfassungsblog.de/os4-legacy-philippines/>

Aug 3, 2021 Jayson Lamchek writes "Fibre in the Coral Sea or Message in a Bottle?" in Australian Outlook, <https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/fibre-in-the-coral-sea-or-message-in-a-bottle/>

May 19, 2021 Jayson Lamchek writes "Revisiting the Philippine left's dalliance with a strongman" in the Jakarta Post, <https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2021/05/19/revisiting-the-philippine-lefts-dalliance-with-a-strongman.html>

May 14, 2021 Jayson Lamchek writes "Digital witness and human rights: the Nuezca case" in New Mandala, <https://www.newmandala.org/digital-witness-and-human-rights-the-nuezca-case/>

Oct 12, 2020 Jayson Lamchek writes "Why the Philippines Needs to Establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund" in The Diplomat, <https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/why-the-philippines-needs-to-establish-a-sovereign-wealth-fund/>

Publications

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2022

Funding Social Protection from Data After COVID-19: Potential Contribution of the Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress

Jayson Lamchek

(2022), pp. 571-585, Community Empowerment, Sustainable Cities, and Transformative Economies, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Nowcasting for hunger relief: a study of promise and perils

W Wobcke, C Compton, F Johns, Jayson Lamchek, S Mariyah

(2022), pp. 1-21, Information Technology for Development, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Friends and Foes: Human Rights, the Philippine Left and Duterte, 2016-2017

J Lamchek, E Sanchez

(2021), Vol. 45, pp. 28-47, Asian Studies Review, C1-1

journal article

Dealing with the past or moving forward? Transitional justice, the bangsamoro peace agreement and federalism in the Philippines

J Lamchek, G Radics

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 962-989, International Criminal Law Review, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2019

Arresting a due process revolution: The reform of indonesia's code of criminal procedure and the persistence of history

J Lamchek

(2019), pp. 166-181, Criminal Legalities in the Global South : Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
2018

HUMAN RIGHTS-COMPLIANT COUNTERTERRORISM: Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia

J Lamchek

(2018), pp. 1-300, Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism: Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia, A1-1

book
2013

Exercising rights into existence: new human rights strategies by Third World peoples

J Lamchek

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 175-196, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Funding Sources

Responsible Research and Innovation in Collaborative Cyber Security Projects.

A/Prof Shiri Krebs, Dr Jayson Lamchek

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2022: $42,600

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report