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Dr Noelle Quenivet


Professor in International Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, United Kingdom



Noëlle Quénivet has published and edited books as well as written journal articles in the field of international humanitarian law, international criminal law and human rights law, mainly on issues relating to children and women in armed conflict. Her latest (co-written) book examines whether child soldiers can invoke duress as a defence under international criminal law. She holds a LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Law from the University of Essex.



Nortje and Quenivet, Child Soldiers and the Defence of Duress under International Criminal Law (Palgrave 2020); Quenivet, ‘Does and Should International Law Prohibit the Prosecution of Children for War Crimes?’ (2017) 28 European Journal of International Law 433-455; Quenivet, 'Transitional and Generational Justice: Children Involved in Armed Conflict' in Szablewska and Bachmann (eds), Current Issues in Transitional Justice (Springer 2014) 55-81; Quenivet, 'The Liberal Discourse and the "New Wars" of/on Children', (2013) 38 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 1053-1107; Quenivet, 'The "New Wars" of Children or on Children?: International Humanitarian Law and the "Underaged Combatant"' in Barnidge (ed), The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives (Ashgate 2013) 139-165; Quenivet, 'Girl Soldiers and Participation in Hostilities' (2008) 16 African Journal of International and Comparative Law 219-235


Child soldiers; children in armed conflict; sexual violence in armed conflict
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