Editorial: Edition 25

Written by Felicity Gerry KC



In this edition we welcome two new members of the editorial team and two new sub-editors. You can read their profiles in this edition and online on the ANZSIL Perspective web page here. Once again, we have an excellent contribution to ANZSIL Perspective. This month’s contribution is from Douglas Gilfoyle on the use by small States of law of the sea dispute settlement against greater powers.

We are very keen to encourage contributions and will be reaching out to ANZSIL members and the wider international legal community for views on a range of issues. We particularly welcome contributions from all our interest groups: the International Economic Law Interest Group, International Peace and Security Interest Group, Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group, and History and Theory of International Law Interest Group.

As an open resource, we are in an excellent position to provide regional representation and discussion in international law practice and academia, particularly from the perspective of this side of the globe.

We are particularly keen to encourage book reviews. We hope that ANZSIL Perspective will provide a foundation for considering international law from the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand viewpoint, including situations meriting international law analysis that have attracted less widespread attention.

As ever, we are keen to encourage contributions from across our membership and the wider international legal community, especially early career researchers including doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, new academics and legal professionals who have recently entered practice. I am also pleased that our contributions have included discussion and responses to earlier publications so that ANZSIL Perspective is contributing to continued debate and education. I look forward to the submissions for December 2021. 

Felicity Gerry QC (Editor)

The deadline for the next ANZSIL Perspective is 26 November 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
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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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