Professor Andrew Byrnes


Andrew Byrnes is a Professor of International Law at the University of New South Wales Law Faculty.

He teaches international law, human rights law (particularly gender and disability issues), international criminal law, humanitarian law and discrimination law. He is the current Chair of the Australian Human Rights Centre. He was previously a 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. He has published on human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, the domestic implementation of international human rights, and national human rights institutions. He has served as consultant to OHCHR, ILO, UNESCAP and DAW, among others, as co-rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Committee on Human Rights Law and Practice, and on the ADB’s External Forum on Gender and Development.