Cristy Clark and John Page, The Lawful Forest: A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice (Edinburgh University Press, 2022)

Book chapters

Cristy Clark and Erin O’Donnell, ‘Property in Water?’, in Nicole Graham, Margaret Davies and Lee Godden (eds) Routledge Handbook of Property, Law, and Society (Routledge, 2022). [Water in Property ch23 Clark ODonnell]

Julian S. Yates, Marc Tadaki and Cristy Clark, ‘Political ecologies of urban water governance’, in Thomas Bolognesi, Francisco Silva Pinto and Megan Farrelly (eds) Routledge Handbook on Urban Water Governance (Routledge, 2022). [YatesTadakiClark-Political ecologies of urban water governance]

Cristy Clark and Paul Mitchell, ‘Avoiding Climate Apartheid: Climate Justice as a Necessary Condition for Equitable Transformational Adaptation’ in Robert C. Brears (ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) Ch 53 [ISBN 9783030424619]. [Clark-Mitchell2021_ReferenceWorkEntry_AvoidingClimateApartheidClimat]

Cristy Clark, ‘Global goal setting and the human right to water’ in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health (Oxford University Press, 2020) [ISBN 9780190632366].

Cristy Clark, ‘Race, austerity and water justice in the US: Fighting for the human right to water in Detroit and Flint, Michigan’ in Farhana Sultana & Alex Loftus (eds), Governance, Rights, and Justice in Water: New Ideas and Realities (Routledge, 2019). [Clark_Race Austerity and the HRTW]

Cristy Clark, (Commentary on) ‘Metgasco Limited v Minister for Resources and Energy’ in Nicole Rogers and Michelle Maloney (eds) Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgement Project (Routledge, 2017) Ch 13.

Cristy Clark, ‘Trans-jurisdictional Water Governance and Implementing the Human Right to Water in South Africa’, in Janice Gray, Cameron Holley and Rosemary Rayfuse (eds) Trans-Jurisdictional Water Law and Governance (Taylor & Francis, 2016) Ch 15.

Cristy Clark, ‘The centrality of community participation to the realisation of the right to water: the illustrative case of South Africa’, in Farhana Sultana & Alex Loftus (eds) The right to water: politics, governance and social struggles (Earthscan, Routledge, 2012) Ch 11. [Clark Centrality of Community Participation PROOF]

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Martuwarra RiverOfLife, Alessandro Pelizzon, Anne Poelina, Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Cristy Clark, Sarah Laborde, Elizabeth Macpherson, Katie O’Bryan, Erin O’Donnell and John Page, ‘Yoongoorrookoo: The emergence of ancestral personhood‘ (2021) 30(3) Griffith Law Review 505-529. [Open Access]

Erin O’Donnell, Anne Poelina, Alessandro Pelizzon and Cristy Clark, ‘Stop Burying the Lede: The Essential Role of Indigenous Law(s) in Creating Rights of Nature‘ (2020) Transnational Environmental Law, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S2047102520000242. [stop-burying-the-lede]

Cristy Clark, ‘Water justice struggles as a process of commoning’, (2019) 54(1) Community Development Journal (Special Issue: Water, Anti-privatisation Struggles and the Commons) 80-99. [Open Access]

Cristy Clark and John Page, ‘Of protest, the commons, and customary public rights: an ancient tale of the lawful forest’ (2019) 42(1) UNSW Law Journal 26-59. [Open Access]

Cristy Clark, Nia Emmanouil, John Page and Alessandro Pelizzon, ‘Can you hear the rivers sing? Legal personhood, ontology, and the nitty gritty of governance‘ (2019) 45(4) Ecology Law Quarterly 787-844. [Open Access]

Cristy Clark, ‘Of what use is a deradicalized human right to water?‘ (2017) 17(2) Human Rights Law Review 231. [Clark Deradicalized right to water HRLR 2017]

Edited publications

Cristy Clark, ‘Is administrative law becoming less important in environmental law litigation?’ AIAL Forum (September, 2022)

Cristy Clark, ‘Natural resources and environmental justice: Australian perspectives – book review’ 25(3) Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (2018) 1.

Claudia Baldwin, Cristy Clark, Helen Ross, R. W. (Bill) Carter, ‘Has Australia dropped the ball on water reform?’ 24(4) Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (2017).

Cristy Clark, ‘Law, legitimacy and activism in the Anthropocene’ (Oct-Dec 2017) Vol 88(4) AQ: Australian Quarterly.

Cristy Clark, The politics of public interest environmental litigation: lawfare in Australia (2016) 31(7) Australia Environment Review.

Cristy Clark, ‘Lactivism (a review)’ 41(1) Alternative Law Journal (2016) 75.

Cristy Clark, Does the human right to water address the gendered nature of water poverty? (2015) Human Rights Defender.

Cristy Clark, Participation and the right to water – the Mazibuko case (2010) Human Rights Defender.

Cristy Clark, Because the water is life (2008) Human Rights Defender.

Cristy Clark and Paul Mitchell, Human rights and development: the politics of food and global justice (2005) Human Rights Defender.

Cristy Clark, ‘Being Ecotarian: The Complexity of Food‘ (2011) Issue 5, Kill Your Darlings.

Articles in The Conversation

#MeToo exposes legal failures, but ‘trial by Twitter’ isn’t one of them (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (20 March 2018)

Can a federal court case against pokies succeed where politics has failed? (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (12 September 2017)

Clearing homeless camps compounds the violation of human rights and entrenches the problem’ (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (11 August 2017)

With that ring, I thee judge: why the law should not allow exceptions on marriage equality (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (6 October 2016)

Anti-discrimination law exemptions don’t strike the right balance between rights and freedoms (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (30 June 2016)

Poker machines and the law: when is a win not a win? (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (October 2015)

The government vs the environment: lawfare in Australia (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (August 2015)

In the government’s hierarchy of values, is free speech at the top? (Cristy Clark) The Conversation (April 2014)

Op Eds

Eureka Street Environment and Human Rights Columns (monthly)

The fight to make water a human right (Cristy Clark) Eureka Street (2 May 2018)

The forgotten people of the Flint water crisis (Cristy Clark) Eureka Street (18 June 2017)

Deveny’s ‘financial abortion’ is a form of coercive control (Cristy Clark) Overland (7 December 2016)

Dissenting feminisms: reflections on the Feminist Writers Festival (Cristy Clark) Overland (13 September 2016)

The day I bought my son ‘beautiful gold shoes’ (Cristy Clark) Essential Kids (September 2015)

Things I didn’t expect when I was expecting (Cristy Clark) Essential Baby & Sunday Canberra Times (March 2013)

From Chicken to Egg: A Journey from Vegan to Ecotarian (Cristy Clark) The Wheeler Centre (March 2012)

Why didn’t Australia support the human right to water? (Cristy Clark) ABC The Drum (September 2010)


Feminism and the terrifying dependency of children (Cristy Clark) The Australian Sociological Association (September 2015) [reprinted from Larvatus Prodeo (May 2013)]

Brandis’ vision for human rights in Australia (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (September 2013)

Is the gagging of NSW CLCs a breach of the implied freedom of political communication? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (May 2013)

Nestle and the human right to water (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (April 2013)

No vaccine, no school? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (April 2013)

In defence of mummy blogging (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (April 2013)

Developmental impact of the sexualisation of girls (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (February 2007)

Why do you blog? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (February 2007)

Water, water, water (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (January 2007)

Peace or justice? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (January 2007)

The childcare debate (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (January 2007)

Vatican threatens to excommunicate doctors who perform abortion on 11-year-old rape victim (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (September 2006)

Goodbye Coke (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (August 2006)

WTO MC6: Annex C of GATS (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (December 2005)

On religious grounds (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (December 2005)

Where to now? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (November 2005)

What are some of the main issues in the so-called “Doha Development Round“? (Cristy Clark) Larvatus Prodeo (November 2005)