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Associate Professor, Australian National University

Sarah Heathcote’s research and teaching focus on core areas of public international law and the law of international organizations, including aspects of international development law. She has participated in consultancies for law firms and international institutions. Prior to joining the ANU College of Law in 2008, she taught for almost a decade in Geneva, first at the Department of Public International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva’s Law Faculty and then for Boston University. At the ANU College of Law she teaches or has taught, in addition to courses in general international law, International Investment Law, the Law of International Institutions, as well as International Law and the Use of Force; and has published on these and related matters. She has guest lectured for foreign universities and diplomats, notably in Geneva, and more recently gave seminars at the Université libre de Bruxelles as well as Oxford University. In 2010 she gave a course on International Law in the South Pacific at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). She holds a Masters and a PhD from Geneva.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Australian National University