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Professor Andrew Byrnes

Professor Andrew Byrnes
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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. For a complete listing of publications see

Areas of expertise

International law, Human rights law (particularly gender and disability issues),  International criminal law, Discrimination law, Terrorism and the law

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

President, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2009-2013)

Editorial positions

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

Research Supervision

Jacoba Brasch (PhD) (The Asutralian military justice system and civilianisation)

Ricardo Sunga (LLM) (Enforced disappearances and international human rights law)

Lu Wenwen (LLM) (Comparative anti-terrorism law: Australia, Malaysia, Singapore)

Andre Gustavo de Almeida Geraldes (PhD) (Sustainable developmnet and the role of development banks in the Brazilian Amazon)

Lou Schetzer (PhD) (Human rights charters and the hollowed-out State)

Nigel Davidson (SJD, ANU) (International law and the regualtion of conflict diamonds)

Joanne Lee (PhD, ANU) (The International CrimInal Court)