Dr Melanie O’Brien is Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Western Australia, teaching International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law and Supervised Research. Her interdisciplinary research looks at the connection between human rights and the genocide process; and sexual exploitation by peacekeepers.
Melanie is 2nd Vice-President of International Association of Genocide Scholars. She is on the editorial boards of Human Rights Review and The International Journal of Human Rights; and the WA International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross. She is the recipient of numerous competitive grants including from the Gandel Foundation, Ian Potter Foundation and Australian Academy of the Humanities. Melanie is an admitted legal practitioner.