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Book launch: Gender and International Criminal Law

Book launch: Gender and International Criminal Law

Sydney Centre for International Law is excited to host a panel on the new book ‘Gender and International Criminal Law’ (Oxford University Press 2022), edited by Indira Rosenthal, Valerie Oosterveld, and Susana SáCouto.

In this panel, participants will hear from some of the book’s Australian authors and participate in a live ‘question and answer’ session.

Chaired by transitional justice expert Rachel Killean (Sydney Law School), the panel will feature presentations from:

Indira Rosenthal (University of Tasmania) on ‘Gender and International Criminal Law’;

Professor Valerie Oosterveld (Western Law, Canada) on gender-based persecution;

Melanie O’Brien (University of Western Australia) on ‘Forced marriage’;

Jonathan O’Donohue (University of New South Wales) on ‘Gender inclusive reparations’;

Rosemary Grey (Sydney Law School) on ‘Forced pregnancy and other reproductive crimes’ and

Dianne Otto (University of Melbourne) on “Is international criminal law particularly impervious to feminist reconstruction?”.


Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12:00 to 1.30pm (AEST)

This event is being held an online and in-person at Sydney Law School. Please indicate your viewing preference when registering.


About the book
Gender and International Criminal Law 

The last few decades have seen remarkable developments in international criminal justice, especially in relation to the pursuit of individuals responsible for sexual violence and other gender-based crimes.

Historically ignored, justified, or minimised, this category of crimes now has a heightened profile in the international political and judicial arena. Despite this, gender is poorly understood, and blind spots, biases, and stereotypes prevail.

Responding to that challenge, this book brings together leading feminist international criminal and humanitarian law academics and practitioners to examine the place of gender in international criminal law (ICL).

The book

  • Provides an in-depth examination of how gender is perceived and analysed in international criminal law
  • Offers recommendations for how gender, including sexual violence and other gender-based crimes, can be more meaningfully addressed by international courts and tribunals
  • Identifies key gaps in the understanding of gender within international criminal law

Order online with code ALAUTHC4 to save 30%.


CPD Points: 1.5

This event is hosted by the Sydney Centre for International Law at The University of Sydney Law School. 


Sep 07 2022


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School
New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)


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