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Olivera Simić

Olivera Simić is a lecturer at the Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia. She holds an LLB from Nis University's Law School (Serbia), an LLM from Essex University (UK), an MA from the UN University for Peace (Costa Rica) and a PHD from Melbourne Law School (Australia). Her research focuses on transitional justice, international law, gender and crime from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her latest book, Regulation of Sexual Conduct in UN Peacekeeping Operations ,  is published by Springer in 2012.

Research areas:  Inclusivity and gender

Publications

Distinguishing between exploitative and non-exploitative sex involving UN peacekeepers: the wrongs of “zero tolerance”
MONUC Peacekeepers in Shooting Exercise by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Olivera Simić 7 November 2013
The links between the presence of peacekeepers and the sexual exploitation and abuse of women have been documented across peace support operations (PSOs). This expert analysis critically analyses the United Nations secretary general’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse , which w... more  
Moving beyond the numbers: integrating women into peacekeeping operations
UN Peacekeepers Day in Abyei by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Olivera Simić 13 March 2013
This policy brief examines the steps needed to improve women’s participation in peacekeeping, highlights the problem inherent in commonly cited arguments for increasing women peacekeepers and proposes key recommendations. more  

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