Edition 21: Editorial

Written by Felicity Gerry KC



Welcome to the APRIL 2021 issue of ANZSIL Perspective.

My editorial team and I are delighted by the launch in February of the ANZSIL Perspective online platform www.anzsilperspective.com where you can find all our latest Perspectives and our archive.

As ANZSIL Perspecive continues to grow, we look forward to monthly or fast turnaround contributions which can particularly reflect our regional representation in international law practice and academia.

We are particularly keen to encourage book reviews as well as articles.

This month we are very pleased to have two excellent perspectives on the requirement that the child’s best interest be paramount where the State is taking any action that affects children, including when it comes to decisions about detention and the protection of individuals from discrimination in the context of automated decisions..

As you know, in my role as editor I am keen to encourage contributions from across our membership and the wider international legal community, especially early career researchers such as doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and legal professionals who have recently entered practice. I am also pleased that our contributions in 2020  included discussion and responses to earlier publications so that ANZSIL Perspective is also contributing to continued debate and education. I look forward to the submissions for May 2021.

Felicity Gerry QC (Editor)


The deadline for the next ANZSIL Perspective is 9 May 2021. The current call for Perspectives and submission details and guidelines are on the ANZSIL Perspective webpage.

The views expressed in contributions to ANZSIL Perspective are those of the authors. Those views are not necessarily shared by ANZSIL or the Editors of Perspective.

Felicity Gerry KC

Felicity is on the lists of counsel for the ICC and KSC having come to international practice now her children are older. She is admitted in England and Wales and Australia (Victoria and the High Court Roll) and specialises in complex criminal law cases, generally involving an international element including terrorism, homicide, biosecurity and human trafficking. She has a particular interest in complicity as leading counsel in the UK Supreme Court decision in R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 and having led an amicus brief on CIL and complicity in the ICTY. She is Professor of Practice at Deakin University where she teaches a unit on Contemporary International Legal Challenges. She is widely published in areas including women & law, technology & law and reforming justice systems. Her current PhD candidature is on Transnational Feminisms and the Human Trafficking Dilemma.

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