Dr Sarah McCosker

Dr Sarah McCosker is an international lawyer whose principal fields of expertise are international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international dispute settlement, and the relationships between international law and diplomacy.

She currently works for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Geneva. Prior to this, she served as an international lawyer for the Australian Government, in the Office of International Law in the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.

Dr McCosker currently serves as an Executive Council Member of the Asian Society of International Law; Book Review Editor of the Australian Yearbook of International Law; and member of the International Law Association's Subcommittee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law.

She has also previously worked for the Law Commission of England and Wales, the University of Oxford Foreign Service Programme, and as an Associate to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland. While at Oxford she served as an Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, and directed Oxford Pro Bono Publico, the University of Oxford's public interest law group.

Dr McCosker holds a Doctor of Philosophy, a Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Civil Laws (LLM equivalent) from the University of Oxford, all specialising in international law. She was Assistant Dean of Brasenose College at the University of Oxford, and a Chevening/James Fairfax Scholar. She holds double First Class Honours degrees in law and arts from the University of Queensland.

Dr McCosker can be contacted at: swmccosker@gmail.com