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Chinkin, Christine M.

William W. Cook Global Law Professor

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Christine Chinkin is a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law and a professor of international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London. She is an internationally respected scholar of public international law, alternative dispute resolution, international criminal law, international human rights, especially women's human rights, and the intersection of feminist jurisprudence and international law. Prof. Chinkin received an LLB with honors from the University of London in 1971; an LLM from the University of London in 1972; a second LLM from Yale University in 1981; and a PhD from the University of Sydney in 1990.

Formerly dean of the law faculty at the University of Southampton and a member of the law faculty at the University of Sydney, she has served as a senior or guest lecturer on international law and international human rights at such universities as the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University Law School, the International Law Institute of China, the European University Institute, Columbia University, and the University of Southhampton.

She is the co-editor of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (OUP, 2012); author of The Making of International Law (OUP, 2007), The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (MUP, 2000), which was awarded the Certificate of Merit from The American Society of International Law, and Third Parties in International Law (OUP, 1993); and coauthor of Dispute Resolution in Australia (Butterworths, 2nd edition, 2002).

Prof. Chinkin is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law. In 2006, she was awarded with Hilary Charlesworth the Goler T. Butcher Medal of the American Society of International Law for services to human rights. She is currently a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel.

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"Gender and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights." In Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges, edited by E. Riedel, G. Giacca, and C. Golay, 134-60. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

"Gender and Armed Conflict." In The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, edited by A. Clapham and P. Gaeta, 675-99. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Co-editor. The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary. M. A. Freeman and B. Rudolf, co-editors. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.

​"Rethinking Legality/Legitimacy After the Iraq War." In Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs, edited by R. Falk, M. Juergensmeyer, and V. Popovski, 219-47. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.

Foreword to The UN and Human Rights, by G. Verdirame, xi-xiii. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, (2011).

"U.N. Human Rights Council Fact-Finding Missions: Lessons from Gaza." In Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman, edited by M. Arsanjani et al. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.

Co-author. "The UK CEDAW Story." J. Gordon, co-author. Eur. Hum. Rts. L. Rev., no. 3 (2011): 274-93.

​Co-author. "A Bottom-up Approach to Redressing Past Violations of Human Rights." I. Rangelov, co-author. In Bottom-up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalisation, edited by D. Kostovicova and M. Glasius, 112-26. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

"Thoughts on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)." In Without Prejudice: CEDAW and the Determination of Women's Rights in a Legal and Cultural Context, edited by M. Shivdas and S. Coleman, 5-7. London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010.

​"Sources." In International Human Rights Law, edited by D. Moeckli, S. Shah, and S. Sivakumaran, 103-23. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.

"The CEDAW Committee and Violence against Women." In Gender Issues and International Legal Standards: Contemporary Perspectives. 1 ed., edited by Stefano, Adriana Di, 3-23. Catania, Italy: Edit, 2010.​

"International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the UK Courts." In International Law and the Quest for its Implementation: Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas, edited by L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. Kohen, 243-64. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

"Gender-Related Violence and International Criminal Law and Justice." In The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, edited by A. Cassese, 75-81. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
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