Cassandra Mudgway

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  • BA/LLB(Hons) Cant.
  • PhD Cant.


Dr Cassandra Mudgway joined the Law School in 2016. She teaches and writes in the areas of feminist legal theory, international human rights law and international criminal law. She is also on the teaching teams for Legal Reasoning and Writing and Criminal Law.

In 2018, Cassandra published her PhD research as a book: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers: Towards a Hybrid Solution (Routledge). She is now researching the use of the term “patriarchy” in international law, and is continuing her work looking at sexual harassment and bullying in the armed forces.

Outside of academia, Cassandra has interests in human rights and feminist activism. She was one of the founders of the University of Canterbury’s Feminist Society and has been an active member of the National Council of Women New Zealand. 

Teaching Areas:

  • Legal Reasoning and Writing
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law

Research Areas:

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Feminist Legal Theory


C Mudgway Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers: Towards a Hybrid Solution (Routledge, London, 2018) 

C Mudgway (Published 2018) “Book Review: ‘The International Criminal Court in an Effective Global Justice System’ by Linda E Carter, Mark S Ellis and Charles Chernor Jalloh” (2016) 14 New Zealand Yearbook of International Law

C Mudgway “Commentary on R v Sturm: ‘Well, What Did You Think Would Happen?’” in E McDonald, R Powell, M Stephens and R Hunter (eds) Feminist Judgments Project of Aotearoa New Zealand (Hart, 2017)

C Mudgway “Sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers: the ‘survival sex’ gap in international human rights law” (2017) 21 The  International Journal of Human Rights 1453

Scott, K.N. and Mudgway, C. ‘Antarctica Update 2015’ (2016) Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2015 (in press)


Patriarchy in International Human Rights Law, Seminar given at the University of Melbourne Law School (12 February 2019)

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers: Towards a Hybrid Solution (Oral Presentation) Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism (Hotel QT Canberra, 29 Jun – 01 July 2017)

Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers: the 'Survival Sex' Gap in International Human Rights Law (Oral Presentation) Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (Canberra, Australia, July 1 2016)

Victims of Sexual Exploitation by Peacekeepers: The Question of Agency in the UN’s Zero-Tolerance Policy (Oral Presentation) Resistance, Blacklash and Power: Gender Equality and Feminist New Practice in EU and Global Discourse, an EUC Network Symposium (University of Canterbury, April 1 2016)

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers within the Framework of Violence against Women (Oral Presentation) University of Canterbury Feminist Society Annual Conference (University of Canterbury, 12th September 2015). 

Last updated: 20-Feb-2019 3.58pm

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