Thwaites, Rayner


Dr Rayner Thwaites’ research is on citizenship status and nationality in their constitutional dimension and as they feature as ‘foreign law’, and the relationship between domestic and international law. His focus is on Commonwealth countries. He is currently working on an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative, Citizenship and Claims of Belonging in Australian Law and History (2021-24) with Elisa Arcioni and Helen Irving, see His most recent publication is “Proof of Foreign Nationality and Citizenship Deprivation: Pham and Competing Approaches to Proof in the British Courts”, Modern Law Review, advance publication available at: He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.