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Dr Emma Palmer


Emma Palmer

Griffith Law School
+61 (0)7 5552 7209 (Work)
G36 3.88, Gold Coast Campus

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Emma was awarded her PhD for her thesis, 'International Criminal Law in Southeast Asia: beyond the International Criminal Court', from UNSW Law in 2017. She has been a Research Assistant for two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects within the Faculty of Law at UNSW: 'Evaluating civil society participation before international criminal tribunals: the amicus curiae and the rights of the defence' led by Associate Professor Sarah Williams, UNSW Law (DP140101347) and 'Combating sexual violence against women post-conflict through 'transformative' reparations: problems and prospects' (DP140102274), jointly led by Professor Louise Chappell, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW, Professor Andrea Durbach, UNSW Law, and Associate Professor Sarah Williams. After completing her Masters in 2011, she undertook internships with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and Women's Legal Service NSW. Emma worked was a senior investment analyst at Macquarie Bank between 2006 and 2011, where she was responsible for coordinating private equity investments, having received Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce in 2006. Emma was admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales and is a Director for Women's Legal Service NSW. Her research interests include international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights and social justice, transitional justice, corporations and commercial law, infrastructure governance, criminal law, and gender issues.


  • Member
    Law Futures Centre2018


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    UNSW Law Australia1 Jan 2013 - 1 Jan 2017
  • Master Of Laws
    UNSW Law Australia1 Jan 2010 - 1 Jan 2011
  • Bachelor Of Commerce
    UNSW Australia1 Jan 2001 - 1 Jan 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws
    UNSW Law Australia1 Jan 2001 - 1 Jan 2006