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Room: Fountain Court 2

Tel: 01223 762224

College Lecturer in Law (Murray Edwards College)

Education CV


  • Master of Law specialising in Public International Law, University of Cambridge 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney 



  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Philip C Jessup Moot Court Competition (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, Cambridge (2013–2014)
  • Graduate workshops, The Law of the World Trade Organization (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, Cambridge (2013–2014; 2014–2015)
  • Graduate workshops, The Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, Cambridge (2014–2017)
  • Graduate workshops, International Criminal Law (LL.M.), Faculty of Law, Cambridge (2015–2017)



  • Legal Officer with the Office of International Law, Australian Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra (2011–2012)
  • Lawyer in class action litigation at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Sydney (2007–2009, 2010)
  • Research Assistant to Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law, University of Sydney (2006–2009)



    My dissertation aims to explore the conditions for, and consequences of, multiple responsibility in international law. Drawing upon the work of the International Law Commission, state and organisational practice, general principles of law and domestic analogies, my dissertation will explore the bases upon which states and organisations might be held responsible for the same internationally wrongful act or the same injury. My dissertation will also explore the consequences of multiple responsibility, in terms of reparation, the bringing of claims against multiple wrongdoers, and contribution between wrongdoers.  



    Professor James Crawford

    Representative Publications

    Odette Murray, ‘Challenging the Presumption of “Non-Responsibility” of Member States of International Organizations’ in Samantha Besson (ed.) International Responsibility – Essays in Law, History and Philosophy (Genève/Zurich/Bâle: Schulthess, 2017), p. 221-244. 

    Book Review of Maurizio Ragazzi (ed.) The Responsibility of International Organizations: Essays in Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie (2015) 28 Leiden Journal of International Law 175–181.

    Odette Murray, ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Responsibility of Member States of an International Organisation’ (2011) 8 International Organizations Law Review 291.

    Odette Murray, David Kinley & Chip Pitts, ‘Exaggerated Rumours of the Death of an Alien Tort? Corporations, Human Rights and the Remarkable Case of Kiobel’ (2011) 12 Melbourne Journal of International Law 57. 

    David Kinley & Odette Murray, ‘Corporations that Kill: Prosecuting Blackwater’ in Bronitt, Gani & Hufnagel (eds.) Shooting to Kill: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Oñati International Series in Law and Society (Hart Publishing, 2012).

    David Kinley, Hai Nguyen & Odette Murray, ‘Viet Nam, Human Rights and Trade: Implications of Viet Nam’s Accession to the WTO’, in Joseph, Kinley & Waincymer (eds.) The World Trade Organization and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Edward Elgar, 2010).

    Start Date

    Oct 2012

    End date

    Sep 2015