Dr. Jessie Chella

Acting Discipline Coordinator

USP Emalus Campus, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Phone: +678 22748 ext 126

Email: jessie.chella@usp.ac.fj




Dr Jessie Chella has worked with USP since 2013 as both Lecturer, based at Emalus Campus, and Online Course Coordinator, based overseas. Prior to arriving at USP, Jessie taught at Bond University and held research positions with Bond University and Curtin University. Aside from academia, Jessie worked in risk management in the banking sector in Zimbabwe. While in Zimbabwe, she also held senior management roles in the media sector developing radio, television and press campaigns for corporates. Overseas, her work experience included legal clerkships and administrative roles obtained from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Netherlands), Graham & Associates (Australia), and Clayton Utz (Australia).

Jessie is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (2004) and as an Assistant to Counsel with the International Criminal Court in The Netherlands (2011).



  • LLB, PGDipLegPrac, LLM, PhD Bond


Research Interests

  • Learning and Teaching Pedagogy
  • International Criminal Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
  • Natural Resource Management



‘Curriculum alignment: A legal experience’ (with Joseph D. Foukona, Morsen Mosses, Sofia S. Shah), Directions: Journal of Educational Studies – Special issue “Aligning the Faculty Curricula: Pedagogy in Process” (Forthcoming 2021, USP, Fiji).

A Review of the Malabo Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights – Part I: Jurisdiction over International Crimes’, January 2021, International Law Association (Australia Branch).

The Complicity of Multinational Corporations in International Crimes: An Examination of Principles (2014, Scholars’ Press, Germany).

‘Joining the BRICs – The Case of South Africa’ (with Laurence Boulle) in Mary Hiscock and Vai lo Lo (eds), The Rise of the BRICS: Changing Paradigms for the Global Political Economy (2014, Edward Elgar Publishing, The Netherlands).

‘Multinational Corporate Complicity – A Challenge for International Criminal Justice in Africa’ (with Eric Colvin) in Vincent O. Nmehielle (ed), Africa and the Future of International Criminal Justice (2012, Eleven International Publishing, The Netherlands).