Christine Chinkin is Professor Emerita of International Law at the London School of Economics and Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE Centre for Women. Peace and Security She is also an overseas affiliated faculty member of the University of Michigan Law School.
She is the author of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, title on Foreign Relations (2nd edition 2001), Third Parties in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1993) and co-author of Dispute Resolution in Australia (Butterworths 1992, 2nd edition 2002). Her award-winning work (with Hilary Charlesworth and Shelley Wright) on Feminist Approaches to International Law was published in the American Journal of International Law and led to a book length treatment of this subject, The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (Manchester University Press, 2000) co-authored with Hilary Charlesworth. She is also co-author of The Making of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2007) and International law and New Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and author of International Law and Women, Peace and Security (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
In April 2001 Christine was awarded the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for ‘outstanding contribution to scholarship’ and in 2005 the Society’s Goler T. Butcher Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realisation of international human rights law’ (with Hilary Charlesworth). She was a member of the Human Rights Advisory Panel in Kosovo from 2010 – 2016 for six years and Scientific Advisor to the Council of Europe’s Committee for the drafting of the Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). She is Principal Investigator on a Arts and Humanities Research Council research grant on A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security, on a European Research Council, advanced grant Gendered Peace and a UK Research and Innovation, Global Challenges Research Fund, Hub on Gender, Justice and Security. She has been a consultant on international law to the Asian Development Bank, on human trafficking to the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Commonwealth Secretariat on Violence against Women and advises a number of non-governmental organisations on issues of women’s human rights. She has been a member of the UK Government’s Prevention of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Initiative (PSVI) since its inception in 2012.
In June 2017 Christine was appointed CMG in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to advancing women’s human rights worldwide.