Ms Souheir Edelbi

Ms Souheir Edelbi

School of Law

School of Law


Dr Souheir Edelbi is a Lecturer in the School of Law. Her research focuses on questions of race, coloniality and international justice. Souheir completed her PhD with the University of New South Wales School of Global and Public Law, focusing on the Complementarity principle and the interaction between national criminal jurisdictions and international criminal law as institutionalised by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her research lies at the intersection of Third World Approaches to International Law, Postcolonial Studies and Critical Race Theory. She previously worked with human rights organisations in Brussels and Palestine. Prior to her work in international law, she worked as a litigation solicitor at DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) and Colin Biggers & Paisley. 


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  • BA(Law) Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2021 - 2021)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (2021 - 2022)


  • International Criminal Law

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law
  • School of Law



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Current Teaching Areas

  • LAWS2013 Torts Law


Journal Articles

  • Edelbi, S. (2020), 'Making race speakable in international criminal law : review of Lingaas' The Concept of Race in International Criminal Law', TWAIL: Reflections, vol 16 .
  • Edelbi, S. (2019), 'Book review : The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals', Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol 17, no 2 , pp 462 - 466.

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