Dr Sheri Labenski

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Dr Sheri Labenski






S.Labenski (@gold.ac.uk)

Sheri's research focuses on gender and feminist theory, and international law.

Sheri is a Lecturer and the Senior Tutor for the Department of Law. She convenes the module English Legal System in a Global Context, and also contributes teaching to Contract Law, International Law and Politics and Advanced Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (LLM).

Sheri's current research focuses on gender, peace and food security in international law. Her forthcoming monograph, with Routledge, looks at women perpetrators in international criminal law, feminist dialogue and the media.

Before joining the Law Department, Sheri was a post-doc at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security, where she worked on a European Research Council funded project titled, Gendered Peace.

Sheri has taught in the areas of law and gender in the School of Law at the University of Warwick as well as in the School of Law and Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London.

Research interests

Sheri's research interests cut across the areas of gender, armed conflict, peace and international law.

Interested in undertaking PhD supervision in the areas of: gender and feminist approaches to international law broadly or specifically international criminal law, as well as gender or feminist perspectives on the spectrum of peace and conflict.

Publications and research outputs


Labenski, Sheri. 2023. ‘The world is not organized for Peace’: Feminist manifestos and utopias in the making of international law. Global Constitutionalism, 12(3), pp. 438-468. ISSN 2045-3817


Labenski, Sheri; Heathcote, Gina; Jones, Emily and Kula, Sidonia Lucia. 2025. The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis. Volume II. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Labenski, Sheri. 2024. Women Defendants and International Law: Feminist Dialogues. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9780367245238

Bertotti, Sara; Heathcote, Gina; Jones, Emily and Labenski, Sheri. 2021. The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis. Volume 1. London: Zed Books. ISBN 9781786996688

Book Section

Heathcote, Gina; Koduthore, Elisabeth and Labenski, Sheri. 2022. Teaching feminist peace through encounters with female violence. In: Sarah Smith and Keina Yoshida, eds. Feminist Conversations on Peace. Bristol: Bristol University Press, pp. 181-193. ISBN 9781529222050

Jurasz, Olga; Labenski, Sheri; Mouthaan, Solange and Sedman, Dawn. 2019. AFRC Trial Judgment (Prosecutor v Brima, Kamara and Kanu). In: Loveday Hodson and Troy Lavers, eds. Feminist Judgments in International Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 373-406. ISBN 9781509914456

Labenski, Sheri. 2019. Female Perpetrators in the Former Yugoslav Republic and Rwanda: Disrupting Common Understandings. In: Solange Mouthaan and Olga Jurasz, eds. Gender and War: International and Transitional Justice Perspectives. Cambridge: Intersentia, pp. 41-64. ISBN 9781780688466


Labenski, Sheri. 2020. Countering Conflict Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence through Reparations. Other. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Labenski, Sheri. 2020. The right to reparations for sexual and gender-based violence. Other. LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London.


Labenski, Sheri. 2019. Women’s violence and the law: in consideration of Shamima Begum (Blog Entry). LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London.

Conferences and talks

2022: Feminist Manifestos for International Law and Global Constitutionalism
Law and Society Association (Roundtable)

2021: Female Perpetrators and Gender Analysis: Insights for a Gendered Peace
Adjudicating Gender-Based Persecution At The ICC & Beyond: A Monumental Step And The Challenges That Lie Ahead at Northumbria University, Modern Law Review

2021: Gender, Peace, Education and International Law: a Symposium (LSE WPS)