Western Law

Oosterveld, Valerie

B.Soc.Sc. (Ottawa), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. and J.S.D. (Columbia)

Valerie Oosterveld’s research and writing focus on gender issues within international criminal justice. She teaches Public International Law, International Criminal Law and International Organizations. She also serves as a coach for Western Law’s Jessup moot team. She is the Acting Director of Western University’s Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and is affiliated with the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. Before joining Western Law in July 2005, Valerie served in the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In this role, she provided legal advice on international criminal accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, especially with respect to the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Sierra Leone Special Court, and other transitional justice mechanisms such as truth and reconciliation commissions. She was a member of the Canadian delegation to the International Criminal Court negotiations and subsequent Assembly of States Parties. She also served on the Canadian delegation to the 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Kampala, Uganda.


Teaching In 2013-2014

Course Term Credits
International Criminal Law 5429D 001 Spring 4
International Organizations 5432C 001 January 4
Jessup Advocacy Competition 5716C 001 January 4
Public International Law 5225A 001 Fall 4

Email: vooster@uwo.ca
Phone: 661-2111 x80037
Office: LB 21