Editorial Committee

Editor-in-Chief: Josephine Dooley

Josephine Dooley currently works as a Graduate Legal Officer at the Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of International & Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Masters of International Law (First Class Honours) from University College London. Her major interests are private international law, treaty law and international human rights law. Josephine was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in July 2020 and as Editor-in-Chief in August 2021.

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Editor-in-Chief: Molly Thomas

Molly Thomas currently works as a Legal Consultant on a Defence Legal Team at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (French & Spanish) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours I) from The University of Queensland, Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She also serves ex officio on the Management Committee of the International Law Association (Australian Branch). Her major interests are in international human rights law, international criminal law, and the intersection between public international law and legal philosophy. Molly was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the ILA Reporter in November 2017 and as Editor-in-Chief in January 2019.

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Assistant Editor: Sarah Barrie

Sarah Barrie is currently studying the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies from the Australian National University. She previously worked as a trainee solicitor at an international law firm in London and Dubai and prior to that, as a criminal law policy officer with the Australian Government. Her major interests are in international criminal law, refugee law, international humanitarian law and critical legal approaches to the study of public international law. Sarah was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in August 2021. 

Assistant Editor: Stephanie Erian

Stephanie is a legal practitioner specialising in public international and human rights law. She holds an LLM from University College London, and has acted on litigation teams at the International Criminal Court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. With intersectionality and decolonisation at the core of her work, Stephanie is particularly interested in international criminal law, international cultural heritage law, and environmental justice. Stephanie was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in August 2021. 

Assistant Editor: Crystal Ji

Crystal Ji currently works as a tipstaff to a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations) (Distinction) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She is particularly interested in international criminal law, and the interplay between business and international human rights law. Crystal was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in July 2020.

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Assistant Editor: Xara Kaye

Xara (Alexandra) Kaye holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Australian National University. She is a major projects and construction disputes lawyer at a leading Australian law firm. Xara’s interests are in international arbitration, private international law, and the experience of women and minorities under international legal frameworks. Xara was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in August 2021.

Assistant Editor: Isabelle Peart

Isabelle Peart has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours I) from the University of Queensland. She currently works as a research assistant for the University of Queensland’s Law and Future of War Research Group, which investigates the interaction of law and technological change in the context of national and global security. Isabelle was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in August 2021.

Assistant Editor: Tess Van Geelen

Tess Van Geelen is an LLM Candidate in Public International Law at the University of Oslo, and works as an Advisor at Pillar Two, a business and human rights consultancy. Tess has a BA, LLB and GDLP, and was previously a Senior Policy Officer for the Australian Government. She also worked as a legal researcher at the Australian Law Reform Commission, the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu, and Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Her interests include international law relating to the environment and climate change, trade and investment, human rights, and legal pluralism. Tess was appointed as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter in August 2020.

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