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Dr Natalia Szablewska
GradCertAP(SCU), PhD, DipIHL(ICRC), BEconSocSt(Hons)
Current Appointment: Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Tweed

Telephone: 07 5589 3138
Location: A3.21
Campus: Gold Coast

Brief Biographical Details
Dr Natalia Szablewska has over ten years of professional experience in research and public policy which spans across the public sector, governmental organisations, NGOs and academia. She is a lecturer in law at SCU School of Law and Justice and a visiting lecturer at Mekong University (Cambodia), and her prior academic experience includes working at Griffith Law School, University College London (School of Public Policy), Bangor Law School and Aberystwyth University (Department of Law and Criminology & Department of International Politics) where she taught and convened numerous courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Natalia's professional experience includes working in an Human Rights NGO in Moscow (Russian Justice Initiative), the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Welsh Assembly Government, the British House of Commons, the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, the United Nations Association Wales and the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI). She was a judge at the 2011 British Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Natalia is on the Editorial Board of Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (JIHLS) ( as well as Studies in Public Law ('Studia Prawa Publicznego') (, and is one of the editors of a Polish blog on international law and related matters ('Przegląd Prawa Międzynarodowego'

Current Teaching
LAW00053 Foundations of Torts (Unit Assessor)
LAW00521 International Law (Unit Assessor)
LAW30003 International Humanitarian Law (Unit Assessor)
LAW00524 Independent Legal Research (Unit Assessor)
LAW10180 Law of Torts
LAW10157 Australian Legal System
LAW10181 Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method

Current Research
New Trends in Transitional Justice
International Refuge Law
Human Trafficking and Sex Work
Human Rights in Social Marketing
Politics of International Law

Research Interests
General public international law
International humanitarian law
International human rights law
International criminal law
International refugee Law
Trafficking in human beings
Rule of law
International relations (IR) theory and philosophy

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (QLD Branch)
Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL)
International Law Association (British Branch)

Areas of Expertise
Public international law
International humanitarian law
International human rights law
International criminal law
Public consultations
Qualitative and quantitative research

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Last Updated: 07/11/2014 10:18:02 AM