Edition 30: Editorial

Written by Felicity Gerry KC



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Description automatically generated with medium confidence WELCOME to our 30th edition of ANZSIL Perspective with excellent perspectives by Karin M Frodé, Azadah Raz Mohammad and Andrea Olivares Jones on Terror in the time of Polio and COVID-19 and by Catherine Thornton and Kirsty McCruvie on the IPSIG/Law and Future of War workshop New Technologies in the Global Battlespace.

Last month we enjoyed a wonderful hybrid #ANZSIL2022 Conference bringing together a wealth of expertise in international law academia and practice. Whether you were attending in person or online the overwhelming feeling was of a unique and precious community and a remarkable culture. 

I remind our readers that we accept submissions on public and private law international law issues and where international law may be a topic for domestic decision making. One example is the decision in Dobbs v Jackson in the U.S. which may for some amount to a domestic constitutional law question but for others is an absence of protection for reproductive rights which in some ways can so easily amount to crimes against humanity under international law. Our Perspectives are often vigilant reminders of injustices legal systems and jurisdictions. 

As ever, ANZSIL Perspective encourages submissions on all international law issues related to the multicultural nature of Australia’s and New Zealand’s societies. In private law I note that compliance with Sharia Law and the interactions between this Law and NZ Contract law were at the heart of the recent decision in ALMARZOOQI v SALIH [2022] NZHC 1170 [25 May 2022]. My team and I welcome analyses of this and other similar cases in both jurisdictions.

As ever, I look forward to receiving submissions from a diverse range of scholars who have previously contributed to ANZSIL Perspective, and welcome new and emerging authors at every level of postgraduate scholarship and legal practice. 

Felicity Gerry QC (Editor)

The deadline for the next ANZSIL Perspective is 19 August 2022. 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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