Edition 28 Editorial

Written by Felicity Gerry KC



WELCOME to our 28th edition of ANZSIL Perspective with an excellent contribution by Dr Jane Kelsey on the protection of Māori data sovereignty and governance in New Zealand’s negotiations of Digital Trade rules, and a book review by Dr Alison Pert of Gareth Evans’ publication Global International Citizenship: The Case for Decency.
These are a timely contribution to the ongoing discussion about the place of ethnic and racial minorities in international law. Another is the high watermark achieved by the international community’s response to the invasion of Ukraine. Human rights lawyers have rightly observed that other human rights crises have not received such immediate recognition and assistance: Yemen, Ethiopia, Palestine, Afghanistan, and the list goes on. May we bring the same passion to humanitarian situations around the world that do not make the headlines.
As ever, I look forward to receiving submissions from a diverse range of scholars who have previously contributed to ANZSIL Perspective, and welcoming new and emerging authors at every level of postgraduate scholarship and legal practice. Perspective submissions on lesser-known areas of international law are encouraged.

The deadline for the next ANZSIL Perspective is 17 June 2022. The current call for Perspectives and submission details and guidelines are on the ANZSIL Perspective webpage.

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Felicity Gerry KC
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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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