- Sarah Williams
Director of Postgraduate Research, Professor
BCom LLB (Woll) MJur PhD (Durham)
Sarah is a Professor at the University of New South Wales. She was the Dorset Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (from 2008 - 2010), a Senior Legal Researcher at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (from 2006 - 2007) and a Lecturer at Durham Law School, University of Durham (from 2003 - 2008). Sarah has also practised as a commercial solicitor in London and Sydney.
Sarah has acted as a consultant to the European Commission, the British Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Her main research areas include international law, in particular international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international disaster law. Sarah's book, on Hybrid and Internationalized Criminal Tribunals, was published in 2012.
Her current research includes two projects funded by the Australian Research Council: (1) on evaluating the role of the amicus curiae in international criminal justice; and (2) transformative reparations for sexual and gender based violence.
Areas of expertise
International law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, the use of force, international disaster law.
Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.
Member, International Law and Policy Group, Faculty of Law, University of NSW
Associate and Co-Director of International Humanitarian Law project, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of NSW
Member of International Humanitarian Law Committee, NSW, Australian Red Cross
Dr Williams welcomes research proposals in international law, particularly in international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international disaster law.
DP140101347 Dr Sarah Williams; Dr Hannah Woolaver - Evaluating civil society participation before international criminal tribunals
DP140102274 Prof Louise Chappell; Prof Andrea Durbach; Dr Sarah Williams - Combating sexual violence against women post-conflict through ‘transformative’ reparations: problems and prospects
- International Criminal Law (LAWS3067)
- International Criminal Law (LAWS8991)
- International Humanitarian Law (LAWS3181)