Noelle Quenivet



Noëlle Quénivet is Professor in International Law at the Bristol Law School of the University of West of England (UK). She 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.

Recently Published

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Women in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In April 2022, it was reported that Ukrainian law enforcement intercepted a phone call between a Russian soldier and his wife. In the phone call, they joked about the soldier raping Ukrainian women. His wife told him, “Yes, I allow it. Just wear protection”. The shockingly cavalier attitude of these two young Russian people towards rape emanates…

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Occupational Hazards of Soldiers – A Critique of Section 3 of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21

Being a soldier is not for the faint-hearted. There is no shortage of written and audio-visual accounts of the horrors of war and soldiers’ physical and psychological suffering. It becomes worse when the enemy is nowhere to be seen and yet everywhere, the environment is littered with improvised explosive devices, landmines and booby-traps, and there is no safe…

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