Suzanne Akila


Bachelor of Laws (UWA), Master of Laws (UCL), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

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P: +61 2 6125 6048
Room: 3.33
Building: HC Coombs Extension

Prior to joining Regnet Suzanne was a Senior Legal Officer at the Office of International Law, Attorney-General’s Department. She joined the Department in 2010 and worked within the International Human Rights and International Security Sections. She has wide public sector experience with previous work as a prosecutor for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (WA) and as a litigation lawyer in the Victorian Public Service. In 2008 Suzanne worked within the International Justice Team at Amnesty International in London and Brussels. She completed a Master of Laws, specialising in Public International Law at University College London, and has undertaken studies at the University of British Colombia and The Hague Academy of International Law. She has previously worked with associates at Chatham House and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and as a prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Western Australia. Suzanne also tutors international law at the College of Law, ANU. Suzanne’s proposed research will consider the protection of citizens abroad and the classical theory of diplomatic protection in international law.

Research interests:
international law, international humanitarian law,
international criminal law, human rights

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship

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