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University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
Comparative Gender and Politics, including in Australia; International Criminal Court; New Institutionalism; Australian Federalism and Public Policy
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About Me

I am a gender and politics scholar interested in the influence of formal and informal political institutions on policy gender policy outcomes. Much of my research has focused on Australia in comparative perspective, and more recently on the International Criminal Court. I am also currently involved in two different research projects, one of development of transformative reparations for victims of sexual violence in post conflict settings, and another on gender practices in the Australian Construction Sector.

Recent Publications

Chappell, L. A. (2016). Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court. Oxford University Press.
Galea, N., Powell, A., Loosemore, M., & Chappell, L. (2015). Designing robust and revisable policies for gender equality: lessons from the Australian construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(5-6), 375-389.
Chappell, L. A. (2014). “New,” “Old,” and “Nested” Institutions and Gender Justice Outcomes: A View from the International Criminal Court. Politics & Gender, 10(4), 572-594.
Chappell, L. A., & Durbach, A. (2014). Introduction: The International Criminal Court – A Site of Gender Justice. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 16(4), 533-537.
Galea, N., Powell, A., Chappell, L., & Loosemore, M. (2014). A New Institutional perspective on gender equity in a large construction company. In B. West (Ed.), The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2014. Adelaide, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association. Retrieved from
Durbach, A., & Chappell, L. (2014). Leaving Behind the Age of Impunity. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 16(4), 543-562. doi:10.1080/14616742.2014.941251
Waller, E., Palmer, E., & Chappell, L. A. (2014). Strengthening gender justice in the Asia-Pacific through the Rome Statute. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 68(3), 356-373. doi:10.1080/10357718.2014.901295
Chappell, L. A. (2014). Conflicting Institutions and the Search for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court. Political Research Quarterly, 67(1), 183-196. doi:10.1177/1065912913507633
Galea, N., Loosemore, M., Powell, A., & Chappell, L. (2014). Gender equity in construction professions: a New Institutionalist perspective. In A. Raiden, & E. Aboagye (Eds.), Proceedings of the ARCOM 30th Annual Conference (pp. 1111-1119). Portsmouth, UK. Retrieved from
Chappell, L. A., Grey, R., & Waller, E. (2013). The Gender Justice Shadow of Complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court’s Preliminary Examinations in Guinea and Colombia. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 7(3), 455-475. doi:10.1093/ijtj/ijt018

Media Coverage

Chappell, L (2014, 21March) Sex and Australian Politics: ABC The Drum.


Chappell, L (2013, 2 December) Two weeks in the life of the ICC. Blog. Intlawgrrls. Available from:


Chappell, L (2013, 9 October) Justice for Women depends on the International Criminal Court. The Conversation (UK).


Chappell, L. & Grey, R. (2012, November 26). Simone Gbagbo & the International Criminal Court: The unsettling spectre of the female war criminal. IntLawGrrls Blog. Available from:


Chappell, L. & Durbach, A. (2012, February 14). ICC deserves help in seeking justice for all. The Age. Available from:


Chappell, L. & Grey, R. (2012, March 17). Tribunal’s ruling is real alternative to trial by vigilante. The Sydney Morning Herald. Available from:


Chappell, L. (2011, March 31). Coalition has won but women have lost. The Sydney Morning Herald. Available from:

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