Dr Christine Byron

Dr Christine Byron

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Email:
byronc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4631
Location:
1.20, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Dr Christine Byron joined Cardiff Law School in September 2008 and teaches Human Rights Law at an undergraduate level and International Humanitarian Law at a postgraduate level. Prior to joining Cardiff she worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester. She is a graduate in Law from Newcastle University and recieved her LL.M and Ph.D from the University of Liverpool. After completing her master's degree she spent six months working as a Law Clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, before commencing her doctorate.

Her research interests include the Law of Armed Conflict (also known as International Humanitarian Law), International Criminal Law and the interaction between those areas of law and Human Rights Law. Her monograph on War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which is based on her doctoral thesis of the same name, was published by Manchester University Press. She has been involved in the training of humanitarian workers and military lawyers, both in this country and abroad, for several years.

Current and past involvement in training military and humanitarian professionals

  • Guest Lecturer, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy - from 2009
  • Guest Lecturer and Assessor, Vienna International Humanitarian Law Course for Military Legal Advisors (sponsored by the Austrian MoD) - from 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, Advanced Course on the Laws of War, School of Law, University of Nottingham - from 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Advanced Course on the Laws of War, School of Law, University of Liverpool - 1999-2011
  • Guest Lecturer, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham - 2009-2014
  • MSc in International Security, residential week of distance learning course - 2008-2012
  • International Law for Royal Air Force Legal Advisors - 2010-2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - 2002-2008

Speaking engagements

Date Title

Event

May 2017

IHL and Human Rights: Relationship Conference 'Victims of Armed Conflicts at the Juncture of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law' at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest, Hungary

April 2017

Application of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of the ECHR: Lessons Learned from Iraq Staff and Postgraduate Seminar, Oxford Brookes University

March 2016

A critical analysis of the response of international humanitarian law and international criminal law to conflict-related sexual violence Brown Bag Staff and Postgraduate Seminar, Cardiff University

March 2015

Responding to sexual violence in armed conflicts: Is international law sexist? Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Public Lecture Series, Lund University
March 2015 A critical analysis of the response of international humanitarian law and international criminal law to conflict-related sexual violence International Law and Justice Forum, University of Copenhagen
March 2015 Human rights and sexual violence in armed conflict Jus Humanis Postgraduate Organisation, Lund University
October 2013 Protection from Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts - in International Humanitarian Law and in Human Rights Law Panel on 'Global Response to Gender-Based Violence: The Good, the Bad, the Obnoxious!' at the American Bar Association 2013 Fall Meeting, London Hilton, Park Lane, London
September 2012 Towards a future of legal parity between international and non-international armed conflicts: desirable and viable? Are the laws of war fit for purpose? Roundtable in honour of Professor Peter Rowe, Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster University
May 2012 Problems in Investigating and Prosecuting Wartime Sexual Violence Women in War and at War, Aberystwyth University
December 2011 Extraterritorial Human Rights Jurisdiction over Military Operations: A Critical Review of the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights UK Group of the International Society of Military Law and the Law of War Seminar, British Red Cross Headquarters, London
November 2010 Shooting to Kill Postgraduate Cafe Veteran's Symposium, Cardiff University
August 2010 Legal Redress for Children on the Front Line: The Invisibility of the Female Child The Creation of International Law: An Exploration of Normative Innovation, Contextual Application, and Interpretation in a Time of Flux, Hotel Bristol, Oslo, Norway
November 2008 Choice and Use of Weapons in Non-International Armed Conflicts International Law Group, Lancaster University
November 2008 Extraordinary Rendition Foreign and Commonwealth Office Academic Workshop in conjunction with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Chatham House, British Institute of International and Comparative Law Council Chamber, Russell Square, London
March 2007 Legitimate Military Objectives in Aerial Bombing Campaigns Staff and Postgraduate Seminar, McCoubrey Centre for International Law, Hull University
June 2006 The Application of International Humanitarian Law by Regional Human Rights Bodies: An Analysis of the European and Inter-American Approaches Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London
March 2006 The Development of Legal Responsibility for War Crimes of Sexual Violence Seminar on Legal and Moral Responsibility for War Crimes, Oslo University, Norway
December 2005 Darfur: Genocide or Crimes against Humanity – What’s in a Name? British International Studies Association, 30th Anniversary Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland
May 2003 International Humanitarian Law and Bombing Campaigns: Legitimate Military Objectives and Excessive Collateral Damage Conference on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, Oslo University, Norway (co-sponsored with the Norwegian Red Cross)
March 2003 Article 6 of the Rome Statute: Genocide Society of Legal Scholars Public International Law Group 13th Conference on Theory and International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London