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Netta Goussac

Associate Senior Researcher

Netta Goussac

Netta Goussac

Netta Goussac was an Associate Senior Researcher within SIPRI’s Armament and Disarmament areas, and a Special Counsel with Lexbridge. Netta has worked as an international lawyer for over a decade, including for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Australian Government’s Office of International Law, and as a lecturer at the Australian National University.

Netta has particular expertise in legal frameworks related to the development, acquisition and transfer of weapons. Netta has provided legal and policy advice related to new technologies of warfare, including autonomous weapons, military applications of artificial intelligence and cyber and space security. Since 2017, Netta has participated in the UN’s Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems.  From 2010 to 2013, she participated in the negotiation of the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty, and subsequently worked to promote universal adherence to its standards.

A focus of Netta’s practice is supporting the implementation of international law through national legislation, policies, doctrine and training. She has provided technical, advisory and capacity-building services in the Pacific, in Asia and in Europe.

Subject expertise

Arms control; arms export controls and policies; Arms Trade Treaty; artificial intelligence; autonomous weapon systems; emerging technologies; international arms transfers; international humanitarian law; law of armed conflict; legal reviews; multilateral negotiations

Regional expertise



Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia (2006); Master of Laws specializing in international law from the Australian National University (2009)

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