Editorial: Edition 23

Written by Felicity Gerry QC



Welcome to the JULY 2021 issue of ANZSIL Perspective.

My editorial team and I hope you have been enjoying the excellent panels and presentations at the ANZSIL 2021 Conference. We are pleased to publish the latest insightful contribution to the ANZSIL Perspective . Our online platform www.anzsilperspective.com has now been going for 6 months and we are delighted with our progress in new publications on issues of international law as well as the preservation of past editions in our archive. In addition to accessing our publications, please let us know if you have any suggestions regarding accessibility of the new site.

As ANZSIL Perspective becomes established as an open resource, 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 short pieces arising from the conference as well as book reviews and articles on areas of interest to the ANZSIL membership, based in Australia and New Zealand as well as topics with broader international law implications.

This month we are very pleased to have an excellent perspective on regulating autonomous weapon systems.

As ever, we are 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 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 August 2021.

Felicity Gerry QC (Editor)

The deadline for the next ANZSIL Perspective is 13 August 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 QC
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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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