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Visiting Fellow Natalie Pierce

Natalie Pierce


      Natalie Pierce is the Legal Advisor to the Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority.  Working closely with the Chair and Manager: Investigations, Natalie's role involves planning and implementing the Authority's OPCAT programme in New Zealand, a role she has found "immensely rewarding".   In addition, Natalie provides legal advice for the Authority's serious and public interest investigations under the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988.

      Natalie is a graduate of the University of Otago, New Zealand (Law and European Studies).  Her LLM thesis considers issues arising under Article 25 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Natalie has worked as an Intern at UNHCR's Regional Office in Canberra (Legal / Resettlement Section); the Senior Tutor and Fellow in Residence of Knox College, Dunedin; Judicial Research Counsel, Dunedin District and High Court; guest lecturer in Criminal Justice and International Criminal Law at the University of Otago Faculty of Law; and as a Legal Advisor, Assembly of States Parties Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Kampala, 2010).

      Natalie has also been a keynote speaker for the Association for the Prevention of Torture, Monash University Law Chambers (Castan Centre for Human Rights Law) international conference, and the New Zealand Police Integrity Leadership Forum.  She has published widely on issues of human rights and international criminal law.