Melanie O'Brien

Melanie O'Brien

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Dr Melanie O’Brien (@DrMelOB) is Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Western Australia. She is an award-winning teacher of International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law, and Legal Research. Melanie is 2nd Vice-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and has carried out field work across six continents. She is an admitted legal practitioner who has previously worked at several Australian universities; the National Human Rights Institution of Samoa; and the Legal Advisory Section in Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. She is the author of Criminalising Peacekeepers: Modernising National Approaches to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (2017, Palgrave).