Ms Natasha Naidu
Research Associate

Ms Natasha Naidu

LLM (Class I), University of Cambridge; GDLP, College of Law Sydney; BA (Distinction) / LLB (Hons I), University of New South Wales

Law & Justice
School of Global & Public Law

Natasha Naidu is a research associate at the School of Global and Public Law at the Faculty of Law & Justice. Natasha has previously worked as an associate at the Supreme Court of New South Wales, as a legal consultant at a Cambodian anti-human trafficking NGO and at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. Natasha has served as editor for the UNSW Law Journal and the Cambridge Journal of International Law. She has recently completed her LLM at the University of Cambridge as the Lionel Murphy Scholar. Natasha has been published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, New Mandala and more. Her research interest is in the rule of law in South and Southeast Asia. 

Natasha is the Digital Officer of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In this role, Natasha serves as the Editor of the Association's blog, Asian Currents, and Assistant Editor of the Asian Studies Review. Natasha is also a member of the Southeast Asia Law and Policy Forum

Natasha is working with Professor Melissa Crouch on the ARC-funded project Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes and the DFAT-funded project Reimagining Vulnerability in Light of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia.

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Crouch M; Naidu N, 2021, 'The Feminisation of the Judiciary in the Global South', in Crouch M (ed.), Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Naidu N; Payne JA, 2021, 'The Criminalisation of Corporate Cartel Conduct', in Gvozdenovic M; Puttick S (ed.), Current Issues in Competition Law Volume II: Practice and Perspectives, The Federation Press, pp. 6 - 25
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Naidu N; Williams S, 2020, 'The function and dysfunction of the pre-trial chamber at the extraordinary chambers in the Courts of Cambodia', Journal of International Criminal Justice, 18, pp. 665 - 688,

2021-22, Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarship

2021-22, Masters Essay Prize, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge 

2019, UNSW Law Dean's List for Outstanding Academic Achievement 

2016, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Dean's List for Outstanding Academic Achievement

2013, UNSW Academic Achievement Award

I am involved as a research associate on two main projects:

Project on Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes

Project on Rights and Vulnerability during Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia


Editor, Asian Currents

Assistant Editor, Asian Studies Review

Digital Officer, Asian Studies Association of Australia

Member, Southeast Asia Law & Policy Forum


Editorial Board Member, Cambridge Journal of International Law

Editorial Board Member, UNSW Law Journal