Australian law professor and philosopher known for teaching jurisprudence, political theory, and constitutional law at Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame.
He attended St. Peter's College, Adelaide and the University of Adelaide. he was then awarded a Rhodes scholarship to University College, Oxford.
He had been criticized for perpetuating the idea that same sex relationships are inferior to heterosexual relationships and should be discouraged by the government.
He was born in Adelaide, Australia.
He was a personal friend of Aung San Suu Kyi and was responsible for nominating her for the 1989 Nobel Prize.