Publications (as of February 2019)

  • Harris Rimmer, S. Gender and Transitional Justice: The women of East Timor, Routledge 2010.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. Disrupting Transitional Justice: Asia Pacific Contexts. Edward Elgar, 2019 (contracted).
Editor, Special Issues
  • Harris Rimmer, S & Charlesworth, H (eds), 2010, Special Issue: Feminist Internationalisms, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 36.
  • Byrne, Caitlyn, Melissa Conley-Tyler & Harris Rimmer, S. (eds) (2016) Australian Journal of International Affairs special issueVol 70, Issue 6: Australian Diplomacy Today.
  • Harris Rimmer & Sue Thompson 2018.  Special Issue: Celebrating and Interrogating Women in National Security. Security Challenges. Vol 14(2)
Edited Collections
  • Harris Rimmer, S & Kate Ogg (eds) Research Handbook on the Future of Women’s Engagement with International Law.Edward Elgar. (in press, April 2019).  Foreword by Hilary Charlesworth, Afterword by Dianne Otto.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. Women in International Law.(Edward Elgar International Law Series, edited by Dinah Shelton) (Contracted for December 2019)
  • Leaving Coonabarabran. Who will be Australia’s Climate Refugees? Griffith Review, December 2020.
  • Venning, A., Hummell, E., Foster, M., Burns, K., & Harris Rimmer, S. (2020). Adjudicating reasonable and necessary funded supports in the National Disability Insurance Scheme: A critical review of the values and priorities indicated in the decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 1-17.
  • Issues in Australian Foreign Policy January to June 2019, Australian Journal of Politics and History 65(4): pp. 638-652
  • Viva Timor-Leste: a feminist review of 20 years of independence (Book reviews) 2019 International Feminist Journal of Politics 21(5): pp. 838-844
  • Kim, S.-M, Haug, S. and S. Harris Rimmer (2018). Minilateralism Revisited: MIKTA as Slender Diplomacy in a Multiplex World. Global Governance, 24(4), 475–489. 
  • Harris Rimmer, S and S. Thompson. 2018. Celebrating and Interrogating Women in National Security.  Security Challenges Journal 14(2), available at
  • Ekanayake, C., & Harris Rimmer, S. (2018). Applying Effective Control to the Conduct of UN Forces: Connecting Factual Complexities with Legal Responsibility. International Organizations Law Review, 15(1), 9–38.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. ‘The future of women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean region: governance challenges and opportunities’ Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Advance online access:
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. Barriers to operationalising the Women Peace and Security doctrine in UN Peacekeeping operations. Journal of International Peacekeeping20 (2016): 49-68
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. Australia’s trade diplomacy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: ‘You’ve got to row your own boat’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 1–16.
  • Harris Rimmer, S., & Sawer, M. (2016). Neoliberalism and gender equality policy in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 1–17.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. (2015). A Critique of Australia’s G20 Presidency and the Brisbane Summit 2014. Global Summitry, 1(1), 41–63.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. “Status of women reports”, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by Nancy Naples.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. (with Mathew Davies) 2015. “Indonesia’s normative influence and the ASEAN way” Special issue Asia Pacific Policy Studies “Asia-Pacific security from the ground up”.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2014. ‘The G20 and its Outreach: New Measures of Accountability, Legitimacy and Success’. Contribution to the G20 Monitor: G20 outreach and views of non-G20 members, January, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney, Available at,
  • Think20 Papers: Recommendations                         for            the          Brisbane               Summit. Lowy Institute, Sydney,  December       2013,
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2013. ‘Australian Leadership at the Security Council: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’ UNSW Human Rights Defender, July.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2013. ‘Coherence and Humility: Development Priorities for the G20’ Contribution to               the          G20         Monitor,                July,        Lowy                  Institute
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2013. Entries on Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Truth and Reconciliation Commission(Solomon Islands) in Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice 3 Volume Hardback Set, eds: Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2010, ‘Women Cut in Half: Refugee Women and the Commission for Reception, Truth Seeking and Reconciliation in Timor Leste’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 85-103.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2010, ‘The dangers of character tests under Australian migration laws’, Australian Journal of Administrative Law, vol. 17, pp. 229-244.
  • Charlesworth, H & Harris Rimmer, S 2010, ‘Feminist Internationalisms’, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 3-7.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2010, ‘Sexing the subject of Transitional Justice’, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 123-147.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2009, ‘Is ASIO a good judge of character?’, Alternative Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 102-107.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2009, ‘Comments: Examining the character of Australian citizens’, Public Law Review, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 95-100.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2007, ”Orphans’ or Veterans? Justice for Children Born of War in East Timor’, Texas International Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 323-344.
Book chapters
  • Harris Rimmer, S. Foreign Policy under the Coalition: Turbulent Times, Dwindling Investments 2019 in From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide pp. 59-72
  • Harris Rimmer, S and Caitlin Byrne 2019 ‘Feminist Approaches to Global Economic Governance: The G20 as a Platform for Step Change?’ in The G20 and International Relations Theory: Perspectives on Global Summitry. Steven Slaughter, ed. Edward Elgar.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2019. ‘Women Making International Law: Towards feminist diplomacy’. In Harris Rimmer, S, and K Ogg. Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law. Edward Elgar.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2019. “Chapter  9. The Case of Australia: From “Culture” Reforms to a Culture of Rights” in Woman and Gender Perspectives in the Military: An International Comparison. Robert Egnell and Mayesha Alam, Editors. Foreword by Amb. Melanne Verveer. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, pp 173-2016.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2017. Women in global economic governance: scaling the summits. In Gender and Diplomacy (pp. 140–169).
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. The Rwanda Paradigm: The Responsibility to Protect Displaced Persons. In Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 79–106).
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2016. ‘Gender, Governance and the Defence of the Realm: Globalising Reforms in the Australian Defence Force’ in Katie Young and Kim Rubenstein (eds) The Public Law of Gender. Cambridge University Press. (Volume V in Connecting International Law with Public Law series).
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2015. ‘Feminist reflections on R2P’ in Theorising R2P edited by Ramesh Thakur & William Maley, OUP.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2015. G20 engagement: do social partners make a difference to the forum’s legitimacy and accountability? in Mike Callaghan and Tristram Sainsbury (eds), The Future of International Economic Governance and the G20, NewSouth publishing, Lowy.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2104. ‘The Big Stage: Australian women leading social change in international for a’ in Women and Leadership in a Century of Australian Democracy, eds Joy Damousi, Kim Rubenstein & Mary Tomsic, ANU E-Press (ARC Linkage grant)
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2014. ‘Dangerous Intersection: migration and counter-terrorism laws in the case of Dr Mohammed Haneef’ in Fiona Jenkins, Kim Rubenstein and Mark Nolan (eds) Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World. Cambridge University Press. (Volume IV in Connecting International Law with Public Law series)
  • Harris Rimmer, S. 2012, ‘Timor-Leste: International intervention, gender and the dangers of negative peace’, in Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey and Anthony J Regan (ed.), Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don’t, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York USA, pp. 19-36.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2010, ‘A passport to punishment: administrative measures of control for national security purposes’, in Nicola McGarrity, Andrew Lynch and George Williams (ed.), Counter Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice after 9/11, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, pp. 109-128.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2010, ‘Assessing the relevance of the international legal framework in claiming economic and social rights’, in Ann Neville (ed.), Human Rights and Social Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Values and Citizenship in OECD Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA.
  • Harris Rimmer, S. (2010) Raising women up: analysing Australian advocacy for women’s rights under international and domestic law in Margaret Thornton and Trish Luker (eds) Sex Discrimination in Uncertain Times, ANU E-press.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2009, ‘Grand Plans’, in Barbara Nelson & Andrew MacIntyre (ed.), Capturing the year 2009: Writings from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 74-79.
  •  Harris Rimmer, S 2009, ‘Beloved Madam: The Indonesian ad hoc Human Rights Court’, in  William Binchy (ed.), Timor Leste: Challenges for Justice and Human Rights in the Shadow of the Past, Clarus Press, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 427-473.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2007, ‘Orphans or Veterans? Justice for Children born of war in East Timor’, in
  • Charli Carpenter (ed.), Born of War: Protecting Children of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict Zones, Kumarian Press (an imprint of Stylus Publishing), USA, pp. 53-77.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2006, ‘The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’, in Ustinia Dolgopol and Judith Gardam (ed.), The Challenge of Conflict: International Law Responds, Koninklijke Brill, The Netherlands, pp. 517-527.
  • Harris Rimmer, S 2006, ‘The Roman Catholic Church and the Rights of East Timorese Women’, in Amanda Whiting & Carolyn Evans (ed.), Mixed Blessings: Laws, Religions, and Women?s Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 161-181.
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