Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW

Amrita directs a project on the complementarity principle of the International Criminal Court and its impact on domestic prosecution of sexual violence crimes, particularly through preliminary examinations in Colombia and Guinea.

Previously, she was the International Legal Adviser for the Women’s Justice Unit (WJU) with the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) in Timor Leste. Her prior international and field experience includes designing and executing a field research project on women's access to justice in Mozambique and Tanzania for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and working with the Prosecutions Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch and the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

Amrita has also practised domestic criminal law in Australian courts as a Legal Aid lawyer and Prosecution Officer.

Experience

  • 2010–2012
    International Legal Adviser, Women's Justice Unit, Judicial System Monitoring Programme, East Timor
  • 2009–2010
    Consultant, Post-Conflict Access to Justice, International Development Law Organization

Education

  • 2009 
    New York University, LLM (International Law)
  • 2005 
    University of New South Wales, LL.B/ B. Sc. (Psyc Hons)