|Australian Research Council Future Fellow|
- Australian Foreign Policy
- international relations
- women's empowerment
- Human Rights Law
- International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
- East Timor
- Myanmar [Burma]
- Ekanayake, C., & Harris Rimmer, S. (2018). Applying Effective Control to the Conduct of UN Forces: Connecting Factual Complexities with Legal Responsibility. International Organizations Law Review, 15(1), 9–38.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2017). Gender-Smart Procurement: Policies for Driving Change. United Kingdom: Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2017). The future of women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean region: governance challenges and opportunities. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 13(1), 4–24.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2017). Women in global economic governance: scaling the summits. In Gender and Diplomacy (pp. 140–169).
- Byrne, C., Tyler, M. C., & Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Australian diplomacy today. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70(6), 581–589.
- Davies, M., & Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Assessing Indonesias Normative Influence: Wishful Thinking or Hidden Strength. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 3(1), 83–91.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Australian experiments in creative governance, regionalism, and plurilateralism. International Journal, 71(4), 630–650.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Australia’s trade diplomacy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: “you”ve got to row your own boat’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 1–16.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Barriers to Operationalising the Women, Peace & Security Doctrine in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 20, 49–68.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Gender, Governance and the Defence of the Realm: Globalising reforms in the Australian Defence Force. In The Public Law of Gender: from the local to the global (pp. 413–436).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). The Rwanda Paradigm: The Responsibility to Protect Displaced Persons. In Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 79–106).
- Harris Rimmer, S., & Sawer, M. (2016). Neoliberalism and gender equality policy in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 1–17.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2015). A Critique of Australia’s G20 Presidency and the Brisbane Summit 2014. Global Summitry, 1(1), 41–63.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2015). G20 engagement: What is the role of social partners? In The G20 and the future of international economic governance (pp. 184–199).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2015). Is the Responsibility to Protect doctrine gender-neutral? In Theorising the Responsibility to protect (pp. 266–284).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2014). Dangerous Intersection: migration and counter-terrorism laws in the case of Dr Mohammed Haneef. In Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World (pp. 291–308).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2014). The big stage: Australian women leading global change. In Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present (pp. 91–108).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2013). Australian Leadership at the Security Council: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Human Rights Defender, 22(2), 14–16.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2013). Timor Leste: international intervention, gender and the dangers of negative peace. In Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why Some Subside and Others Don’t (pp. 19–36).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2016). Status of women reports. In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (pp. 2266–2267).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2013). Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Solomon Islands). In Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (pp. 1–5).
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2010). Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of East Timor.
- Harris Rimmer, S. (2018). What does the new Australian Foreign Policy White Paper mean for MIKTA? In MIKTA: Current Situation and The Way Forward (pp. 163–176).
- (2018). Formations of British Colonial Legality: Disjuncture and Continuity in Ireland, Palestine, Sri Lanka and Myanmar (Burma)
- (2016). The Future of Women's Engagement with International Law
- (2014). 'Trading' Women's Rights in Transitions: Designing Diplomatic Interventions in Afghanistan and Myanmar
SeminarGender dilemmas in stabilisation missions: The NATO ISAF mission and the practice of bacha bazi,, CIPL, ANU Law, 2018,
Keynote AddressQuestions of Memory, Justice and Reconciliation in Societies Post Conflict', Pluralistic Memory Project, Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies and the University of Lausanne, 2017,
CommissionConsultancy, Human Rights Review of Commonwealth Games, GOLDOC, 2018,
Public EventW20 Berlin, German G20 Presidency, 2017,
Panel with Chancellor Angela MerkelPanel ChairINTERNATIONAL FORUM ON WOMEN AND TRADE, ITC and European Commission, 2017,
First EU forum on gender and tradePanelistAcademic women’s leadership at FutureProof 2016, Sydney, Campus Review, 2016,
Plenary speaker on academic women’s leadership at FutureProof 2016, Sydney in May 2016. http://www.campusreview.com.au/futureproof2016/ Led to 26 Sept bespoke event.Keynote AddressLaunch of CEDA Global Networks research paper, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, 2015,
Launch of CEDA Global Networks research paper with Peter Varghese, Sydney, November 2015 - http://www.ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2015/11/n151113?EventCode=N151113Public EventInternational Womens Day Breakfast in Brisbane, UN Women, 2016,
On 9 March, I was a keynote speaker at the on the topic of ending violence against women. https://unwomen.org.au/take-action/events/iwd-breakfast-brisbane/
My teaching philosophy is informed by EM Forster "Only connect!" I desire to connect my teaching, research and service; to connect with my students; to connect the academy with social movements. To teach human rights, you have to model a rights-based approach to your life and work, you have to breathe equity. My desire to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in my students is never limited to the classroom. In return, I seek inspiration from my students, and always find it. Apply for a PhD or research degree at Griffith Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer (BA[Hons]/LLB[Hons] UQ, SJD ANU) is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Griffith Law School. She is an Adjunct Reader at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University and a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School. She is a non-resident Research Associate at Chatham House in the UK.
Her Future Fellow project is called 'Trading' Women's Rights in Transitions: Designing Diplomatic Interventions in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Susan is the author of Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste (Routledge, 2010) and over 30 refereed academic works. Susan was chosen as the winner of the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women for 2006.
She often acts as a policy adviser to government and produces policy papers. Susan was selected as an expert for the official Australian delegation to the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2014. She has provided policy advice on the UNSC, G20, IORA and MIKTA.
She is part of the Think20 process for Australia’s host year of the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane 2014, the Turkish Presidency in 2015 and the Chinese Presidency in 2016. She attended the St Petersburg Summit in 2013 and the Brisbane Summit in 2014. Sue was one of the two Australian representatives to the W20 in Turkey and China.
Sue was awarded the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Award in 2002, selected as participant in the 2020 Summit 2008 by then Prime Minister Rudd, and awarded the Future Summit Leadership Award, 2008, by the Australian Davos Connection (part of the World Economic Forum). In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence in the Global category.
Sue was previously the Advocacy lead at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Council of Churches and the Parliamentary Library.
BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, University of Queensland 1990 - 1994
Gender Equality Top 100 The Most Influential People In Global Policy, Apolitical 2018 - 2018
Women of Influence, Australian Financial Review 2014 - 2015
Director of Studies, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University 2012 - 2015
AEL Diversity Champion, Griffith University 2016 -
Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute, Geneva 2016 - 2016
Visiting Fellow, International Gender Studies Centre, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University 2016 - 2016
Australian representative to the W(omen) 20, G20 outreach group, Prime Minister and Cabinet 2015 -