Dr Rosemary Grey

BA/LLB UNSWPhD UNSW
University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellow
Sydney Law School / Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Rosemary’s research focuses on gender & international criminal law, particularly the prosecution of gender-based crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). She has consulted and interned for key organisations in the international criminal justice field, including Amnesty International, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, the International Bar Association, and the ICC.

Before joining Sydney Law School in 2018, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she co-taught the International Criminal Justice Clinic, an initiative of Melbourne Law School and Amnesty International. She also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (University of Leiden) and PluriCourts (University of Oslo).

Her PhD, titled Prosecuting sexual and gender violence crimes in the International Criminal Court was completed at the University of New South Wales in 2015. She uses feminist methods in international law, doctrinal analysis, and interviews.

Research interests

  • International criminal law
  • International human rights law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Intersections between the above legal regimes

Selected grants

2018

  • A gender analysis of the 'Khmer Rouge Tribunal' in Cambodia: A backwards step for international justice?; Grey R, Crawford E; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

Selected publications

  • Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court: Practice, Progress and Potential

    Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court: Practice, Progress and Potential (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

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Books

  • Grey, R. (2019). Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court: Practice, Progress and Potential. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Grey, R., Chappell, L. (2019). 'Gender just judging' in international criminal courts: New directions for research. In S. Harris Rimmer and K. Ogg (Eds.), Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Grey, R., Chappell, L. (2019). Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court. In Solange Mouthaan, Olga Jurasz (Eds.), Gender and War: International and Transitional Justice Perspectives, (pp. 209). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia Publishing Ltd. [More Information]
  • Durbach, A., Grey, R. (2018). Grounds for concern: an Australian perspective on responses to sexual assault and harassment in university settings. In Sundari Anitha and Ruth Lewis (Eds.), Gender based violence in university communities: Policy, prevention and educational initiatives, (pp. 83-104). Bristol: Policy Press. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018). Sexual and gender-based crimes. In Philipp Kastner (Eds.), International Criminal Law in Context, (pp. 130-148). Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014). International Legal Institutions - International criminal law. In Laura J. Shepherd (Eds.), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, 2nd Edition, (pp. 240-252). Abingdon, UK: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).

Journals

  • Grey, R., Wharton, S. (2018). Lifting the Curtain: Opening a Preliminary Examination at the International Criminal Court. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 16(3), 593-621. [More Information]
  • Wharton, S., Grey, R. (2018). The Full Picture: Preliminary Examinations at the International Criminal Court. Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 56, 1-57. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017). Interpreting international crimes from a 'female perspective': opportunities and challenges for the international criminal court. International Criminal Law Review, 17(2), 325-350. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017). The ICC's first 'forced pregnancy' case in historical perspective. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 15(5), 905-930. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014). Conflicting interpretations of 'sexual violence' in the International Criminal Court: Recent cases. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(81), 273-288. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative. By Chiseche Salome Mibenge. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Politics and Gender, 10(2), 308-311.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sexual violence against child soldiers: The limits and potential of international criminal law. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 16(4), 601-621. [More Information]
  • Grey, R., Shepherd, L. (2013). "Stop Rape Now?": Masculinity, Responsibility, and Conflict-related Sexual Violence. Men and Masculinities, 16(1), 115-135. [More Information]
  • Chappell, L., Grey, R., Waller, E. (2013). The gender justice shadow of complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court's preliminary examinations in Guinea and Colombia. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 7(3), 455-475. [More Information]
  • Maddison, S., Grey, R. (2010). New feminist generations: The inter-generational conversation continues. Australian Feminist Studies, 25(66), 485-492. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Grey, R. (2018). Forced marriage: A world of challenges for international criminal law. Pluricourts Seminar, Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo.
  • Grey, R. (2017). Reproductive crimes: Emerging and unexamined issues. Fifth International Criminal Law Workshop 2017: "Where are we now? Looking Forward to the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute", Melbourne, Australia: Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne.
  • Grey, R. (2016). Prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence at the International Criminal Court. Prosecuting sexual and gender based violence crimes at international courts and tribunals (Workshop), Sydney, Australia: UNSW.
  • Grey, R. (2016). Women and the laws of war: An incomplete evolution. Laws of War Symposium, University of Tasmania: University of Tasmania.
  • Grey, R. (2015). Gendering international criminal law: Interpreting and applying the Rome Statute crimes without discrimination on gender grounds. 3rd Australian Workshop on International Criminal Law 2015, Canberra, Australia: ANU RegNet.
  • Grey, R. (2015). Prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes at the ICC: progress and challenges. Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence & Violations, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Prosecuting sexual violence in the International Criminal Court: Old and new challenges. Oceanic Conference of International Studies, 2014 (6th), Melbourne: Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS).
  • Grey, R. (2014). Prosecuting sexual violence in the International Criminal Court: The first 12 years. Australian Human Rights Centre Mini-Symposium on Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Sydney, Australia: Australian Human Rights Centre.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sexual violence against child soldiers by their commanders: A war crime? Australian International Criminal Law Workshop 2014, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Human Rights Centre.
  • Grey, R. (2013). Evaluating the diffusion of gender justice norms through the complementarity principle of the International Criminal Court. 54th International Studies Association Annual Convention ISA 2013, San Francisco, USA: International Studies Association (ISA).
  • Chappell, L., Grey, R., Waller, E. (2013). The gender justice shadow of complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court's preliminary examinations in Guinea and Colombia. 21st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) 2013: Accountability and International Law, Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.
  • Grey, R. (2012). The sexual exploitation of the child soldier. International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) 2012 Hague Conference: The Lubanga Trial - Lessons Learned, The Hague, Netherlands: International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN).
  • Grey, R. (2011). The gender justice shadow of complementarity. 19th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) 2011: The Promise and Limits of International Law, Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Grey, R. (2012). Tribunal's ruling is real alternative to trial by vigilante. Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

Other

  • Grey, R. (2018), Evidence of sexual violence against men and boys rejected in the Ongwen case. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018), Gendering the Khmer Rouge period: last Friday's judgment. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018), International Criminal Court poised to interpret the crime of 'gender-based persecution' for the first time. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017), Gender-based persecution on the International Criminal Court's radar. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017), ICC Appeals Chamber issues 'unprecedented' decision on war crimes of rape and sexual slavery. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017), Preliminary examinations: A closer look at one of the most important parts of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's work. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2016), In conversation with Michelle Jarvis, Deputy to the Prosecutor at the ICTY. Book launch.
  • Grey, R. (2015), Protecting child soldiers from sexual violence by members of the same military force: A reconceptualisation of international humanitarian law?. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), De facto immunity for Kenyan President? Deadlock in the Kenyatta case at the International Criminal Court. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), Emerging Voices: Sexual violence as war crime: Controversial issues in the International Criminal Court. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), Hate crime against humanity? Persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation under the Rome Statute. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), ICC asked to investigate Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), The Ntaganda confirmation of charges decision: A victory for gender justice?. [More Information]

2019

  • Grey, R., Chappell, L. (2019). 'Gender just judging' in international criminal courts: New directions for research. In S. Harris Rimmer and K. Ogg (Eds.), Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Grey, R., Chappell, L. (2019). Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court. In Solange Mouthaan, Olga Jurasz (Eds.), Gender and War: International and Transitional Justice Perspectives, (pp. 209). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia Publishing Ltd. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2019). Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court: Practice, Progress and Potential. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2018

  • Grey, R. (2018), Evidence of sexual violence against men and boys rejected in the Ongwen case. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018). Forced marriage: A world of challenges for international criminal law. Pluricourts Seminar, Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo.
  • Grey, R. (2018), Gendering the Khmer Rouge period: last Friday's judgment. [More Information]
  • Durbach, A., Grey, R. (2018). Grounds for concern: an Australian perspective on responses to sexual assault and harassment in university settings. In Sundari Anitha and Ruth Lewis (Eds.), Gender based violence in university communities: Policy, prevention and educational initiatives, (pp. 83-104). Bristol: Policy Press. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018), International Criminal Court poised to interpret the crime of 'gender-based persecution' for the first time. [More Information]
  • Grey, R., Wharton, S. (2018). Lifting the Curtain: Opening a Preliminary Examination at the International Criminal Court. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 16(3), 593-621. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2018). Sexual and gender-based crimes. In Philipp Kastner (Eds.), International Criminal Law in Context, (pp. 130-148). Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Wharton, S., Grey, R. (2018). The Full Picture: Preliminary Examinations at the International Criminal Court. Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 56, 1-57. [More Information]

2017

  • Grey, R. (2017), Gender-based persecution on the International Criminal Court's radar. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017), ICC Appeals Chamber issues 'unprecedented' decision on war crimes of rape and sexual slavery. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017). Interpreting international crimes from a 'female perspective': opportunities and challenges for the international criminal court. International Criminal Law Review, 17(2), 325-350. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017), Preliminary examinations: A closer look at one of the most important parts of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's work. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2017). Reproductive crimes: Emerging and unexamined issues. Fifth International Criminal Law Workshop 2017: "Where are we now? Looking Forward to the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute", Melbourne, Australia: Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne.
  • Grey, R. (2017). The ICC's first 'forced pregnancy' case in historical perspective. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 15(5), 905-930. [More Information]

2016

  • Grey, R. (2016), In conversation with Michelle Jarvis, Deputy to the Prosecutor at the ICTY. Book launch.
  • Grey, R. (2016). Prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence at the International Criminal Court. Prosecuting sexual and gender based violence crimes at international courts and tribunals (Workshop), Sydney, Australia: UNSW.
  • Grey, R. (2016). Women and the laws of war: An incomplete evolution. Laws of War Symposium, University of Tasmania: University of Tasmania.

2015

  • Grey, R. (2015). Gendering international criminal law: Interpreting and applying the Rome Statute crimes without discrimination on gender grounds. 3rd Australian Workshop on International Criminal Law 2015, Canberra, Australia: ANU RegNet.
  • Grey, R. (2015). Prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes at the ICC: progress and challenges. Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence & Violations, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW.
  • Grey, R. (2015), Protecting child soldiers from sexual violence by members of the same military force: A reconceptualisation of international humanitarian law?. [More Information]

2014

  • Grey, R. (2014). Conflicting interpretations of 'sexual violence' in the International Criminal Court: Recent cases. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(81), 273-288. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), De facto immunity for Kenyan President? Deadlock in the Kenyatta case at the International Criminal Court. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), Emerging Voices: Sexual violence as war crime: Controversial issues in the International Criminal Court. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), Hate crime against humanity? Persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation under the Rome Statute. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), ICC asked to investigate Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014). International Legal Institutions - International criminal law. In Laura J. Shepherd (Eds.), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, 2nd Edition, (pp. 240-252). Abingdon, UK: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • Grey, R. (2014). Prosecuting sexual violence in the International Criminal Court: Old and new challenges. Oceanic Conference of International Studies, 2014 (6th), Melbourne: Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS).
  • Grey, R. (2014). Prosecuting sexual violence in the International Criminal Court: The first 12 years. Australian Human Rights Centre Mini-Symposium on Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Sydney, Australia: Australian Human Rights Centre.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative. By Chiseche Salome Mibenge. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Politics and Gender, 10(2), 308-311.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sexual violence against child soldiers by their commanders: A war crime? Australian International Criminal Law Workshop 2014, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Human Rights Centre.
  • Grey, R. (2014). Sexual violence against child soldiers: The limits and potential of international criminal law. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 16(4), 601-621. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2014), The Ntaganda confirmation of charges decision: A victory for gender justice?. [More Information]

2013

  • Grey, R., Shepherd, L. (2013). "Stop Rape Now?": Masculinity, Responsibility, and Conflict-related Sexual Violence. Men and Masculinities, 16(1), 115-135. [More Information]
  • Grey, R. (2013). Evaluating the diffusion of gender justice norms through the complementarity principle of the International Criminal Court. 54th International Studies Association Annual Convention ISA 2013, San Francisco, USA: International Studies Association (ISA).
  • Chappell, L., Grey, R., Waller, E. (2013). The gender justice shadow of complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court's preliminary examinations in Guinea and Colombia. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 7(3), 455-475. [More Information]
  • Chappell, L., Grey, R., Waller, E. (2013). The gender justice shadow of complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court's preliminary examinations in Guinea and Colombia. 21st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) 2013: Accountability and International Law, Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

2012

  • Grey, R. (2012). The sexual exploitation of the child soldier. International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) 2012 Hague Conference: The Lubanga Trial - Lessons Learned, The Hague, Netherlands: International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN).
  • Grey, R. (2012). Tribunal's ruling is real alternative to trial by vigilante. Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

2011

  • Grey, R. (2011). The gender justice shadow of complementarity. 19th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) 2011: The Promise and Limits of International Law, Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

2010

  • Maddison, S., Grey, R. (2010). New feminist generations: The inter-generational conversation continues. Australian Feminist Studies, 25(66), 485-492. [More Information]

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