Gabrielle Simm joins the AHRCentre

The AHRCentre welcomes Gabrielle Simm as a new project director working with Andrew Byrnes on the Peoples' Tribunals project. Gabrielle is a Senior Research Associate working with Andrew on the Discover Project, ‘Whose Law is it, anyway? Citizens’ and peoples’ challenges to state dominance in the making and application of international law.’ She has taught law at the Australian National University and the University of British Columbia. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked as an international lawyer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. She has also worked as a refugee lawyer in Melbourne at Victoria Legal Aid and in a voluntary capacity at the Refugee & Immigration Legal Service.




 LLB(hons)/BA(hons) (Melb), MA (Monash), LLM (UBC), PhD (ANU)

Areas of expertise

International Law, Migration and Refugee Law, Critical Legal Theory, Regulatory Theory

Professional memberships and affiliations

Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law

Admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria


Sex in Peace Operations (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press)

‘International Law as a Regulatory Framework for Sexual Crimes Committed by Peacekeepers ‘(2011) 16 Journal of Conflict and Security Law 473

‘Negotiating the UN Trafficking Protocol: Feminist Debates’ (2004) 23 Australian Yearbook of International Law 135