SOAS University of London

School of Law

Gina Heathcote

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Gina Heathcote
School of Law

Widening Participation Liaison

Centre for Gender Studies

Convenor, MA in Gender Studies and Law

Dr Gina Heathcote
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4367
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 - 13:30


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Dr Gina Heathcote - Naming and Shaming: Human Rights Accountability in Security Council Resolution 1960


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Akanksha Mehta, Negotiating Space on the 'Right': The everyday politics of Hindu Nationalist and Zionist settler women in India and Israel-Palestine
  • Alaya Forte, New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)
  • Bilge Sahin, Bringing Justice to the People: Developing Access to Justice to Fight Conflict-related Sexual Violence Crimes and Challenging Gender Performance in North-Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Biye Gao, Gender, Class and Reproduction in Post-Socialist Rural China (working title)
  • Emily Jones, Feminist Cyborgs and Gods: International Law, Humanism and the limits of the Global Order
  • Haya Al -Noaimi, ‘The Protectors of Our Nation’: Discourses of Protection and the Construction of Masculinities in the Qatari and Emirati Militaries
  • Isabel Käser , The Kurdish Women's Movement in Rojava: Grassroots Activism, Political Organisation and Armed Resistance
  • Noemi Perez Vasquez, The United Nations' impact on the access to justice of women in post-conflict societies
  • Oreva Olakpe, Working Title: Sovereignty and Migrations: Straddling Human Rights and Security in a Globalized World
  • S. Paniz Musawi Natanzi, Young Women’s Visual Knowledge Production in Kabul: Making Contemporary Art in Times of On-going Insecurities
  • Sheri A. Labenski, Women and International Criminal Law from the Perspective of Female Perpetrators
  • Sidonia Lucia Kula, Working Title: The Accountability of States for the Rape, Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Congolese Refugees in Angola


Authored Books

Heathcote, Gina (2016) Feminist Dialogues on International Law. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

Heathcote, Gina (2011) The Law on the Use of Force: A Feminist Analysis. London: RoutledgeCavendis. (Routledge Research in International Law)

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Gill, Aisha and Heathcote, Gina and Williamson, Emma, eds. (2016) Feminist Review. Special Issue on Violence. London: Palgrave. (In Press)

Heathcote, Gina and Otto, Dianne, eds. (2014) Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security. London: Palgrave Macmillian. (Thinking Gender in Transnational Times)

Book Chapters

Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'Robust Peacekeeping, Gender and the Protection of Civilians.' In: Charlesworth, Hilary and Farrall, Jeremy, (eds.), Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 150-163. (Challenges of Globalisation)

Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'Humanitarian Intervention and Gender Dynamics.' In: Cahn, Naomi and Haynes, Dina and Ni Aolain, Fionnuala and Valji, Nahla, (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

Heathcote, Gina (2015) 'Feminist Perspectives on the Law on the Use of Force.' In: Weller, Marc, (ed.), Oxford University Press Handbook on the Prohibition of the Use of Force. Oxford University Press, pp. 114-128.

Heathcote, Gina (2014) 'Participation, Gender and Security.' In: Heathcote, Gina and Otto, Dianne, (eds.), Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security. Palgrave.

Journal Articles

Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'From ‘people with projects’ to ‘encountering expertise’: a feminist reading of Kennedy’s A World of Struggle.' London Review of International Law.

Heathcote, Gina (2012) 'Naming and Shaming: Human Rights Accountability in Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010) on Women, Peace and Security.' Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Heathcote, Gina (2011) 'Feminist Politics and the Use of Force: Theorising Feminist Action and Security Council Resolution 1325.' Socio-legal Review, 7.

Heathcote, Gina (2010) 'Feminist Reflections on the 'End' of the War on Terror.' Melbourne Journal of International Law, 11 (2).

Heathcote, Gina (2005) 'Article 51 Self-Defense as a Narrative: Spectators and Heroes in International Law Symposium: The Power of Stories: Intersections of Law, Literature, and Culture - Transnational Narratives.' Texas Weslayan Law Review, 12. p. 131.

Conference or Workshop Items

Heathcote, Gina (2012) Working paper No. 5.5 The Security Council and the rule of law: the use of force, robust peacekeeping and gender perspectives,. In: The Use of Force and the Rule of Law, 20th & 21st June 2012, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Heathcote, Gina (2012) The Politics of Natality: From Formal Equality to the Spectrum of Feminist Thinking. In: International Law and the Periphery, 17th -19th February 2012, The American University in Cairo. (Unpublished)

Heathcote, Gina (2012) Achieving Accountability for Human Rights Violations by Non-state Actors: Challenging Sexual Violence and Creating Paths to Peace. In: 21st Congress of the International Federation of Women in Legal Career, Nov 12th- 16th, Dakar, Senegal. (Unpublished)

Heathcote, Gina Women and children: Robust Peacekeeping, Gender and the Protection of Civilians. In: Centre for European Law and Internationalisation Seminar, 12th February 2014, University of Leicester. (Unpublished)

Heathcote, Gina Women and Children and Elephants: Robust Peacekeeping and Protection Narratives. In: Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium, 4th-5th April 2014, Madison. (Unpublished)

Heathcote, Gina Gender Experts in the International Realm. In: Feminist Strategy in International Law, International Studies Association , March 2014, Toronto. (Unpublished)

Working Papers / Reports

Heathcote, Gina (2010) Force, Feminism and the Security Council. London: SOAS School of Law Research Paper No. 06 2010.

Book Reviews

Heathcote, Gina (2014) 'Gender Politics in Transitional Justice (Catherine O'Rourke).' Gender and Development, 22 (1).


Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'I am an Immigrant.' In: Collective Reflections on Brexit. Feminist Review Blog: Collective Reflections on Brexit .

Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'Eating us out of House and Home [Part of the introduction to Food Special Issue].' Feminist Review, 114 . (Forthcoming)

Heathcote, Gina (2015) 'The Protection of Civilians and Protection of Peacekeeping Mandates: Gender and Ethics in Collective Security.' feminists@law, 5 (2). University of Kent.

Heathcote, Gina (2013) 'Time to Rethink the Women, Peace and Security Agenda?' International Law Grrls .

Heathcote, Gina (2013) 'Thinking Gender and Speaking International Law.' Oxford University Press Blog .

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