Informed Publics, Media and International Law; International Law and Materiality; Human Rights and Media; International Legal Theory; Media Law.
Fields of Research (FoR)International and comparative law, Media and communication law
Daniel Joyce is an Associate Professor at UNSW Law & Justice. He specialises in international law, media law and human rights. 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...view more
Daniel Joyce is an Associate Professor at UNSW Law & Justice. He specialises in international law, media law and human rights. 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. Daniel is an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute and a member of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International Law, and the Editorial Review Board of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review.
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 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). His monograph Informed Publics, Media and International Law was published by Hart in 2020.
Daniel is admitted and practises as a barrister in New South Wales. 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.
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU); LLM, PhD (Cambridge)
My Research Activities
Daniel's research focuses on the intersection between international law and media law. His current scholarship focuses on the significance of informed publics in addressing global problems, with implications for both the regulation of digital media and the mediatization of international law. He is especially interested in the connections between media and human rights, with a focus on media freedom, mediatization and the role of digital media platforms. He is involved in a longer term project on international law and materiality with Associate Professor Jessie Hohmann of UTS Faculty of Law. Daniel continues to research and publish more generally in human rights and international legal theory.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I welcome research proposals in the areas of: international law; media law; human rights; international legal theory; law and technology.
Supervisor with Dr Greg Weeks and Professor Simon Halliday - Jason Donnelly, "Reshaping Separation of Powers in Australia - the Non-Justiciable Nature of the National Interest" (UNSW Law) - completed 2018
Supervisor with Professor Ramaswami Harindranath and Professor Kath Albury - Zahra Stardust, "Alternative Pornographies, Regulatory Fantasies and Resistance Politics" (UNSW Arts & Social Sciences) - completed 2019
Supervisor with Professor Jill Hunter and Professor Lyria Bennett Moses - Alexandre Fleck Soares Brandao, "Social Media and Legal Reform" (UNSW Law - Scientia PhD)
Supervisor with Professor Jill Hunter and Dr Kyllie Cripps - Jayne O'Connor, "Me Too? Online Sexual Violence Activism and Indigenous Women's Search for Criminal Justice" (UNSW Law - Scientia PhD) - completed 2022
Supervisor with Professor Fleur Johns and Professor Luke McNamara - Siddarth Narrain, "Hate Speech Regulation and Data Virality in the Global South" (UNSW Law - Scientia PhD) - completed 2023
Supervisor with Professor Justine Nolan and Professor Sarah Williams - Suzanne Varrall, "Weapons, Business and Accountability: Corporate Responsibility for International Arms Transfers" (UNSW Law - Scientia PhD)
I teach a range of subjects including - Law in the Global Context; Media Law: General Principles; Defamation and the Media; Media and Human Rights; International Human Rights Law.