BA (Hons) (ANU), LLB (Hons) (ANU), LLM (Harvard), LLM (Columbia)

Law and Legal Studies

Andrew Byrnes has been a scholar of international human rights law for more than 30 years. He has combined high quality research and scholarly publications with an active engagement in and contribution to advocacy and policy-making. He has worked with international organisations, governments, national human rights commissions, and civil society organisations., and has made substantial contributions to the drafting of several international human rights instruments.

He has made significant contributions to the development of gender perspectives in international human rights law and procedures; the domestic implementation of international human rights standards through bills of rights, national human rights commissions and Parliaments, the ownership of and interpretive authority in international law, the development of international standards on the human rights of persons with disability and of older persons. His current work focuses on the human rights of older persons

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law

Australia Human Rights Commission Law Award 2018

1. Andrew Byrnes‘‘Human rights unbound: An unrepentant call for a more complete application of human rights in relation to older persons - -And beyond’ (2020) Australasian Journal on Ageing 91-98

2. Andrew Byrnes, ‘The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women’ in Frédéric Mégret and Philip Alston (ed), The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd ed 2020) 393-438

3. Andrew Byrnes, ‘Economic and social rights in the Australian Parliamentary human rights scrutiny process’ in Julie Debeljak and Laura Grenfell (eds), Law Making and Human Rights: Executive and Parliamentary Scrutiny across Australian Jurisdictions (Thomson Reuters, 2020) 135-173

4. Andrew Byrnes and Gabrielle (eds), Peoples' Tribunals and International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

5. Andrew Byrnes, ‘Whose International Law Is It? Some Reflections on the Contributions of Non-State Actors to the Development and Implementation of International Human Rights Law' (2016) 59 Japanese Yearbook of International Law 14-50