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Overview

Current Work

Lecturer, Griffith Law School, Gold Coast Campus  

Subject Area Codes

  • Human Rights and Justice Issues
  • International Law (excl. International Trade Law)

Country Affiliations

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar [Burma]
  • Philippines

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 8 (Other: 8)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Conference Paper
    International Criminal Law in the Asia-Pacific,   University of Sydney, Sydney Centre for International Law, International Law 2018 - Year in Review Conference,   2019,  
  • Conference Paper
    “The Philippines Withdrawal from the Rome Statute and Implications for the ICC”,   International Criminal Law Workshop, University of Tasmania,   2018,  
  • Seminar
    Adapting legal responses to violations in the Philippines: Civil society, the Commission on Human Rights and the war (s) of the roads,   ANU CAP Philippines Project,   2018,  
    ANU Visiting Fellowship for Seminar, Philippines Program. Invited to present to academics and diplomats – including via live Facebook feed.
  • Panelist
    Re-Imagining Community in International Legal Governance,   International Law Association Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance,   2018,  
    Invited submissions for the ILA Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage's work in seeking to identify areas of convergence and divergence in identifying and imagining the community, its agency, and the ways in which processes can be put in place to ensure said agency is best exercised.
  • Conference Paper
    “Execute me by Firing Squad” or “I hope that we can be together in a room”? Intersections with international criminal law in the Philippines,   ANZSIL Annual Conference,   2018,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Cooperating for Accountability: The Commission on Human Rights and civil society in the Philippines”,   Women in Political Leadership Conference, Griffith University,   2017,  
  • Conference Paper
    “The International Criminal Court: a shift toward the Asia Pacific?”,   International Criminal Law Workshop, University of Melbourne,   2017,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Film and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Proof and Prevention”,   International Association of Genocide Scholars, University of Queensland,   2017,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Constructing International Criminal Justice across Time and Space",   Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop: “The Politics of International Criminal Law”, University of Western Australia,   2016,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Strangulation or Support? The Assembly of States Parties and the Independence of the International Criminal Court”, with H. Woolaver,   ANZSIL Annual Conference, Australian National University,   2016,  
  • Panelist
    “Case studies: reports from South Africa and Cambodia”, with A. Durbach,   Roundtable on Transformative Reparations for Sexual Violence Crimes in Conflict Settings: Building New Conceptual Frameworks, UNSW,   2015,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Local Agents of International Criminal Law in Cambodia and Indonesia: How Civil Society Mediates Change”,   International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans,   2015,  
  • Collaboration
    Transformative Reparations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Reflections, Recommendations and Next Steps” (Workshop Report),   UNSW and Asian Initiatives for International Justice,   2015,  
    http://www.ahrcentre.org/sites/ahrcentre.org/files/mdocs/ECCC%20Report%202015%20for%20web.pdf
  • Conference Paper
    “The Changing Role of Non-State Influence at the International Criminal Court”, with S. Williams,   ANZSIL Annual Conference, Victoria University of Wellington,   2015,  
  • Conference Paper
    “International Criminal Law in Cambodia and Indonesia: How Civil Society Mediates Change”,   ANZSIL Annual Conference Post-Graduate Workshop, Victoria University of Wellington,   2015,  
  • Panelist
    “Amicus Curiae Interventions in the International Criminal Court”, with S. Williams,   Civil Society and International Criminal Justice Workshop, University of Cape Town,   2015,  
  • Panelist
    “Introducing Transformative Reparations”, with S. Williams,   Transformative Reparations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Phnom Penh,   2014,  
    Attended and participation from ECCC prosecution and civil party lawyers.
  • Conference Paper
    “Localising International Criminal Law in Cambodia”,   International Criminal Law Workshop, UNSW,   2014,  
  • Conference Paper
    “Localizing International Criminal Accountability in Southeast Asia”,   Asia-Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference, University of Indonesia,   2014,  
  • Conference Paper
    “The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: A Missed Opportunity for Victims of Sexual Violence”, with S. Williams,   Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne,   2013,  
  • Conference Paper
    “International criminal law in South East Asia: Beyond the International Criminal Court”,   International Criminal Law Workshop, University of Melbourne,   2013,  
  • Conference Paper
    “The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: A Wasted Opportunity for Victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence”, with S. Williams,   ANZSIL Annual Conference, Australian National University,   2013,  

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Global Law (1028LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Law (1028LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Jessup International Moot (5239LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Global Law (1028LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Global Law (1028LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

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 is 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.
 

Education and Training

  • LLB Bachelor of Laws, UNSW Law Australia 2001 - 2006
  • BCom Bachelor Of Commerce, UNSW Australia 2001 - 2006
  • LLM Master Of Laws, UNSW Law Australia 2010 - 2011
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, UNSW Law Australia 2013 - 2017

Academic experience

  • Research Assistant, UNSW Law 2013 - 2018
  • Casual Academic, UNSW 2014 - 2017

Professional experience

  • Solicitor, DGF Morgan & Associates 2012 - 2013
  • Investment Analyst (Manager), Macquarie Bank 2006 - 2011

Professional memberships

  • ANZSIL Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law -