Katherine Fallah

University of Technology Sydney, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow 2019

Katherine Fallah is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Technology Sydney. Her work is concerned with the global regulation and administration of violence. She explores the acute contradictions inherent in international law’s execution of its humanitarian project, with a particular focus on the place of mercenaries and private military contractors in international law’s ordering of irregular violence. Katherine holds a PhD in international law from the University of Sydney, and was previously a member of Faculty at Sydney Law School. She has held visiting positions at Harvard Law School, the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, the Paris Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, and the European University Institute, Florence. Before taking up her academic appointments, Katherine served as a Prosecution Officer at the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Research Associate to the Judges of the Federal Court of Australia. She is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. During her visit with the Laureate Program, Katherine will develop her project on Framing the Mercenary in International Law.