Dr Monique Cormier

Lecturer - School of Law

Monique Cormier

Phone: +61 2 67731878

Email: @une.edu.au


Monique joined UNE Law School in August 2017, where she teaches Criminal Law and coordinates the Law School's Higher Degree by Research program.

Monique's primary research interests are jurisdiction, defences and immunities in international criminal law. Much of her recent research has focused on questions arising in relation to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over nationals of non-states parties. This was the topic of her PhD thesis at the University of Melbourne which was published as a monograph by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Monique's other main area of research is on legal issues relating to nuclear disarmament and extended nuclear deterrence.

In addition to her academic research, Monique undertakes pro bono advisory projects for non-governmental organisations on contemporary issues of public international law.

Prior to joining UNE, Monique was a Research and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School, and a sessional tutor at La Trobe University. While working on her PhD, Monique spent five months as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in 2015.

Prior to academia, Monique worked at the Federal Court in South Australia, and interned at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi and the International Criminal Court UN Liaison Office in New York.


  • PhD, University of Melbourne (2017)
  • Master of Laws, Columbia University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, University of Adelaide (2006)
  • Bachelor of International Studies, University of Adelaide (2002)


  • 2018 UNE Law School Excellence Award for Teaching Practice
  • 2018 UNE Faculty Dean's Award for Excellence in Early Career Research

Teaching Areas

  • LAW 162: Criminal Law
  • LAW 391: International Criminal Law

Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Transnational Crime
  • International Peace and Security Law (Nuclear Disarmament)


Monique Cormier, The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over Nationals of Non-States Parties (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Anna Hood and Monique Cormier, 'Can Australia Join the Nuclear Ban Treaty without Undermining ANZUS?' (2020) 44(1) Melbourne University Law Review

Monique Cormier, ‘Can the ICC Exercise Jurisdiction over US Nationals for Crimes Committed in the Afghanistan Situation?’ (2018) 5 Journal of International Criminal Justice 1043

Monique Cormier and Anna Hood, ‘Australia’s Reliance on US Extended Nuclear Deterrence under International Law' (2017) 13 Journal of International Law and International Relations 3

Anna Hood and Monique Cormier, ‘Prosecuting International Crimes in Australia: The Case of the Sri Lankan President’ (2012) 13 Melbourne Journal of International Law 235

Adrian Bradbrook, Judith Gardam and Monique Cormier, ‘A Human Dimension to the Energy Debate: Access to Modern Energy Services’ (2008) 26 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 526

Monique Cormier and Sarah Finnin, ‘Obedience to Superior Orders and Related Defences’ in Tim McCormack and Narrelle Morris (eds) Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945-51 (Brill Nijhoff, 2016) 174

Monique Cormier and Gerry Simpson, ‘Piracy’ Oxford Bibliographies in International Law, New York, Oxford University Press 2012

Monique Cormier, ‘Joanne Foakes: The Position of Heads of State and Senior Officials in International Law’ (Book review) (2016) 33 Australian Yearbook of International Law

Monique Cormier, ‘Michail Vagias: The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court’ (Book review) (2015) 13 Journal of International Criminal Justice 895


  • Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee (NSW branch)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
  • International Law Association