Dr Daniel Joyce

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU); LLM, PhD (Cambridge)

Dr Daniel Joyce is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at UNSW Law.  Daniel has an LLM and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge.  He was the Whewell Scholar in international law and a Senior Rouse Ball Student at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He also spent a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Daniel then undertook postdoctoral research as the Erik Castrén Fellow in international law and human rights at the University of Helsinki, where he remains an Affiliated Research Fellow.  He is a member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International Law and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review.  He is a member of ASIL, ESIL, ANZSIL and the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation.

Daniel was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in 2013 and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law at the European University Institute in 2016.  Daniel is a Laureate of the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law in 2014.  With Jessie Hohmann he has recently edited International Law's Objects (OUP, 2018).  He is a co-author, with David Rolph, Matt Vitins and Judith Bannister, of Media Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary, Second Edition (OUP, 2015).

Daniel is admitted and practises as a barrister in New South Wales.  There he has a particular interest in free speech, protest and public interest litigation.  Prior to his academic career Daniel worked in criminal law as a solicitor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW.  He has also volunteered with a range of human rights NGOs.


Rolph D; Vitins M; Bannister J; Joyce D, 2015, Media Law, Oxford University Press, USA

Journal articles

Hohmann J; Joyce D, 2019, 'Material pasts and futures: International law's objects', London Review of International Law, vol. 7, pp. 283 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrz009

Joyce DA, 2018, 'Understanding the Myall Creek Massacre in the Terms of International Criminal Law', law&history, vol. 5, pp. 160 - 167, https://anzlhs.org/journal/journal-contents-pages/

Joyce DA, 2017, 'Data associations and the protection of reputation online in Australia', Big Data & Society, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2053951717709829

Joyce DA, 2015, 'Privacy in the Digital Era - Human Rights Online?', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 16, pp. 270 - 285, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000365353900009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Joyce DA; Simm G, 2015, 'Zero Dark Thirty: international law, film and representation', London Review of International Law, vol. 3, pp. 295 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrv015

Joyce D, 2015, 'Internet freedom and human rights', European Journal of International Law, vol. 26, pp. 493 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chv021

Joyce DA, 2013, 'Media Witnesses: Human Rights in an Age of Digital Media', Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, vol. 8, pp. 231 - 280, http://www.stu.edu/HumanRights/InterculturalHumanRightsLawReview/tabid/1414/Default.aspx

Joyce D, 2010, 'Photography and the Image-making of International Justice', Law and Humanities, vol. 4, pp. 229 - 249, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=502140924051252;res=IELHSS

Joyce D, 2010, 'Human rights and the mediatization of international law', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 23, pp. 507 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0922156510000191

Joyce D, 2007, 'Fact-Finding and Evidence at the International Court of Justice: Systemic Crisis, Change or More of the Same?', The Finnish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 18, pp. 283 - 306

Joyce D, 2007, 'The Judith Miller Case and the Relationship between Reporter and Source: Competing Visions of the Media’s Role and Function', Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 555 - 589

Mills A; Joyce D, 2006, 'Fear and International Law: Introduction', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 19, pp. 309

Mills A; Joyce D, 2006, 'Non-governmental Organisations and International Norm Transmission on the Fault Lines of the International Order', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 19, pp. 11 - 19

Joyce D, 2005, 'Some other truths about reconciliation: a response to Albie Sachs', European Human Rights Law Review, vol. 10, pp. 393 - 408

Joyce D, 2005, 'Book Review: 'Watching Babylon' : The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture', Global Media and Communication, vol. 1, pp. 378 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/174276650500100311

Joyce DA, 2004, 'The Historical Function of International Criminal Trials and the Rights of the Accused:Re-thinking International Criminal Law and Procedure', Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 73, pp. 461 - 484

Book Chapters

Joyce D, 2018, 'International Law's Cabinet of Curiosities', in Hohmann J; Joyce D (ed.), , Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 15 - 29

Hohmann J; Joyce D, 2018, 'Introduction', in Hohmann J; Joyce D (ed.), , Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0001

Joyce DA, 2018, 'Media: Article 16', in Hohmann J; Weller M (ed.), The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Commentary, edn. Oxford Commentaries on International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 328 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/law/9780199673223.003.0013

Joyce DA, 2016, 'Liberal Internationalism', in Orford A; Hoffmann F (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law, Oxford University Press, online


Yu A; Lo A; Bennett Moses L; Clarke R; Farbenblum B; Joyce D; De Leeuw M; Manwaring K; Nolan J; Zalnieriute M, 2018, Response to Issues Paper on Human Rights and Technology, https://tech.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/inline-files/70%20-%20The%20Allens%20Hub%20for%20Technology,%20Law%20and%20Innovation.pdf

Joyce DA; Kildea J; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry, November 2011, Australia

Joyce DA; Saul B, 2011, International approaches to the regulation of Al-Manar television and terrorist content, Australia

Saul B; Joyce D, 2010, International Approaches to the Regulation of Al-Manar Television and Terrorism-related Content, International Approaches to the Regulation of Al-Manar Television and Terrorism-related Content, Australia


Bennett Moses L; Johns F; Joyce D, 2018, Introduction: Data Associations in Global Law & Policy, SAGE Publications (UK and US), http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2053951718783438

Conference Papers

Joyce DA; Simm G, 2016, 'Zero Dark Thirty: International Law, Torture and Representation', in Binder C; Footer ME; Reinisch A (eds.), International Law and... Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, Hart Publishing, Vienna, presented at European Society of International Law, Vienna, 04 September 2014 - 06 September 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2546186

Golder B; Joyce D, 2015, 'Teaching Human Rights Through Film', Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Network Workshop, Australian National University, Canberra, 18 February 2015 - 18 February 2015

Joyce D, 2009, 'Images, International Law, and Agenda-Setting', in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting 2009, American Society of International Law, Washington DC, pp. 486 - 487, presented at ASIL 103rd Annual Meeting: International Law as Law, Washington DC, 25 March 2009 - 28 March 2009

Joyce D, 2008, 'International Law and the Media: Envisioning the Media', in Select proceedings of the European Society of International Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, presented at Biennial conference organized by the European Society of International Law and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 04 September 2008 - 06 September 2008

Informed Publics, Media and International Law; International Law and Materiality; Human Rights and Media; International Legal Theory; Media Law.

Teaching Activity

I teach a range of subjects including - Law in the Global Context; Media Law: General Principles; Media and Human Rights; International Human Rights Law.