Christine Chinkin, Fellow of the British Academy, is Professor in International Law at the London School of Economics, a William C Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School and an academic member of Matrix Chambers. She is the author of many articles on issues of international law and human rights law, especially the human rights of women. These include Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Title on Foreign Relations (2nd edition 2001), Third Parties in International Law (1993), co-author of Dispute Resolution in Australia (2nd edition 2002), co-author of The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (2000) and co-author of The Making of International Law (2007). She is Director of Studies of the International Law Association. Professor Chinkin has been a consultant on international law to the Asian Development Bank; on trafficking in women to the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights; on Peace Agreements and Gender to the UN Division for the Advancement of Women and UNIFEM. She was a Scientific Expert to an Ad Hoc Committee of the Council of Europe on the drafting of a Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, a member of the UN Fact-finding Mission to Gaza, and is currently a Member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel.