Natalie Hodgson

Natalie Hodgson

Postgraduate Research Student
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) (Hons I, University Medal) / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) (UNSW). Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)

Scientia PhD Candidate & Teaching Fellow

Natalie Hodgson is a Scientia PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) (Hons I) / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from UNSW Sydney and received the University Medal in Criminology for her research on female defendants in international criminal tribunals. Her PhD thesis is on Australia's offshore detention of asylum seekers, state crime and international criminal law.

Areas of research

Criminology, Criminal law, International criminal law, Public international law, Refugee law


Sarah Williams, Michael Grewcock, Nicola McGarrity

Publications and presentations

Journal Articles
Natalie Hodgson, ‘Exploring the International Criminal Court’s Deterrent Potential: A Case Study of Australian Politics’ (2020) Journal of International Criminal Justice,
Sonja P Brubacher, Natalie Hodgson, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Martine B Powell and Nina Westera, ‘Children’s Competence to Testify in Australian Courts: Implementing the Royal Commission Recommendation’ (2019) 42(4) UNSW Law Journal, 1386–1410.
Natalie Hodgson, ‘Gender Justice or Gendered Justice? Female Defendants in International Criminal Tribunals’ (2017) 25(3) Feminist Legal Studies 337–357,

Research Reports
Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Hodgson, Natalie Martschuk and Annie Cossins, ‘Responses to Submissions to the Royal Commission’s Consultation Paper on Criminal Justice in Relation to the Jury Reasoning Research’ (2017) Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Sarah Williams and Natalie Hodgson, ‘Australia’s Offshore Detention Determined Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading, but not Crimes Against Humanity’, UNSW Newsroom, 12 March 2020,
Natalie Hodgson, ‘Reparations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Lessons from the International Criminal Court’ (2018) 144 Precedent 48.