Valerie Oosterveld is the associate dean of research and an associate professor at Western University's Faculty of Law. Her research and publications focus on gender issues within international criminal justice.
She is a member of the SSHRC-funded Canadian Partnership for International Justice. She is also a Western University Faculty Scholar (2017–2019) and a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is the associate director of Western University’s Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and is affiliated with the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research.
Before joining Western Law in 2005, Valerie served in the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In this role, she provided legal advice on international criminal accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, especially with respect to international criminal tribunals. She was a member of the Canadian delegation to the International Criminal Court negotiations and subsequent Assembly of States Parties. She also served on the Canadian delegation to the 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Kampala, Uganda.