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Chinkin, Christine M.

L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law

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Christine Chinkin is an L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law Professor at Michigan Law and an emerita professor of international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the University of London. She is currently the director of the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the LSE. 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. Professor 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 h​as served as a senior or guest lecturer on international law and international human rights at the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University Law School, International Law Institute of China, European University Institute, Columbia University, and University of Southampton. She is the co-editor of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (OUP, 2012); coauthor of The Making of International Law (OUP, 2007) and 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 author of Third Parties in International Law (OUP, 1993). She also coauthored Dispute Resolution in Australia, 2nd ed. (Butterworths, 2002). Professor Chinkin is an honorary editor 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 a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel.

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  • "Between the Margins and the Mainstream." Hilary Charlesworth., co-author. In The Limits of Human Rights, edited by Bardo Fassbender and Knut Traisbach, 205-21. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • "Adoption of 1325 Resolution." In The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security, edited by Sara E. Davies and Jacqui True, 26-37. Oxford Handbooks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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    ​"The Crime of Rape in Military and Civilian Jurisdictions." Lois Moore, co-author. In The Grey Zone: Civilian Protection Between Human Rights and the Laws of War, edited by Mark Lattimer and Philippe Sands, 179-204. Oxford: Hart, 2018.

    "Human Rights." In Conceptual and Contextual Perspectives on the Modern Law of Treaties, edited by Michael J. Bowman and Dino Kritsiotis, 509-37. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

    International Law and New Wars. M. Kaldor, co-author. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

    "Introduction." Mary Kaldor, Iavor Rangelov, and Sharon Weill, co-authors. J. Conflict & Security L. 21, no. 1 (2016): 1-7.
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    "Exposing the Gendered Myth of Post Conflict Transition: The Transformative Power of Economic and Social Rights." Madeleine Rees, co-author. NYU J. Int'l L. & Pol. 48, no. 4 (2016): 1211-26.
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