- Andrew Byrnes
Professor, Chair - AHRC
B.A. (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU), LLM (Harv), LLM (Columbia)
Andrew Byrnes joined the UNSW Law Faculty as Professor of International Law in May 2005. Previously, he was Professor of Law at the Australian National University (2001-2005) and prior to that was Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, where he was Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and Director of the Master of Laws in Human Rights until his departure in 2001. He served as President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law from 2009 to 2013. He is currently Chair of the Steering Committee of the Australian Human Rights Centre and a member of the Board of the Diplomacy Training Program. He served as external legal adviser to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Right from November 2012 to September 2014.
Areas of expertise
International law, Human rights law (particularly gender and disability issues) International criminal law, Discrimination law, Terrorism and the law
Australian Yearbook of International Law, Co-Editor (until mid-2007) Member Editorial Board (from mid-2007)
Australian Journal of Human Rights, Editorial Board member
New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, Advisory Board Member
New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review, Member Advisory Board
Lou Schetzer (PhD) (Human rights charters and the hollowed-out State)
Doron Goldbarsht (PhD) (Terrorist financing and international law)
Emma Palmer (PhD) (International criminal law in South East Asia: Beyond the International Criminal Court)
Dorothea Anthony (PhD) (The concept of the indivisibility of human rights)
Beth Goldblatt (PhD) (Feminist critique of the right to social security)(completed 2014)
Andre Gustavo de Almeida Geraldes (PhD) (Sustainable development and the role of development banks in the Brazilian Amazon)(completed 2012)
Nigel Davidson (SJD, ANU) (International law and the regulation of conflict diamonds) (completed 2012)
Joanne Lee (PhD, ANU) (The International Criminal Court) (completed 2012)
Ricardo Sunga (LLM) (Enforced disappearances and international human rights law) (completed 2011)
Lu Wenwen (LLM) (Comparative anti-terrorism law: Australia, Malaysia, Singapore) (completed 2011)
DP110101594: Whose law is it, anyway? Citizens' and peoples' challenges to state dominance in the making and application of international law (2011-2013)
LP0989167: Protecting economic, social and cultural rights in the ACT: models, methods and impact (2009-2010) (with Prof Hilary Charlesworth [ANU])($127,341 from the ARC, plus $29,800 from the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, the Partner Organisation). Project report is available here.
LP0776639: Building Human Rights in the Region through Horizontal Transnational Networks: the Role of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (2007-2010) (with A/Prof Andrea Durbach [UNSW] ($215,000 from ARC, plus $75,000 from the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions). Project report is available here.
LE0989957: The International & Humanitarian Law Library - A global dimension in Australian legal research infrastructure (2009) (with Profs Andrew Mowbray [UTS], Prof Graham Greenleaf [UNSW], and others) ($150,000 from the ARC).
LP0455490: Australia's first bill of rights: Assessing the impact of the Australian Capital Territory's Human Rights Act (2005-2009) (with Prof Hilary Charlesworth [ANU]) ($156,377 from the ARC, plus $30,000 from the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, the Partner Organisation)
DP0451473: Terrorism and the non-State actor after September 11: The role of law in the search for security (2004-2008) (with Prof Simon Bronitt [ANU] and other ANU colleagues) ($180,000 from the ARC)
- International Humanitarian Law (LAWS3181)
- Law in the Global Context (JURD7270)
- Law of Armed Conflict (LAWS8188)
- Public International Law (LAWS3381)
- Peoples' Tribunals and International Law (LAWS8153)
- International Human Rights (LAWS8181)
- Human Rights in Asia (LAWS8060)