Shannon Maree Torrens is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney Law School and is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. Her doctoral thesis is on international criminal law and justice, focusing on the international criminal courts and tribunals. She has a BA (Media and Communications, Government and English) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours) also from the University of Sydney, with a specialisation in public international law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and legal theory. Shannon has worked in international criminal law at the international criminal tribunals and courts for Rwanda (ICTR), the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Sierra Leone (SCSL) and Cambodia (ECCC). In addition, she has worked as a legal advisor and negotiator for the Marshall Islands Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York in the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal) on law of the sea, fisheries and International Criminal Court (ICC) issues, in addition to advising the Marshall Islands on climate change concerns in more recent years. Shannon has also worked in the area of human rights at Redfern Legal Centre in Sydney and with the Wik Aboriginal community in Cape York, Australia. In other experiences she has worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and at the Australian Embassies to Italy and the Holy See (the Vatican). She has also volunteered with the Australian Red Cross and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Shannon has lectured, published and presented papers in the areas of international criminal law and human rights internationally. She has also worked as an Editorial Advisor for the Cambodia Law and Policy Journal and has previously served on the Board of the University of Sydney Law School.