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Anne Orford

Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Chair of Human Rights an
Human Rights
Raoul Wallenberg Institute


 Anne Orford is the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Chair of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. She is also Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School (MLS). She has been awarded the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship for 2015-2020 to undertake a project on ‘Civil War, Intervention, and International Law’ (discussed here with Joseph Weiler).  She has previously held an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship (2007-2011) and Future Fellowship (2012-2015). She is a co-convenor of the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2013-15), and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at MLS (2005-12). She has held numerous senior visiting positions, including the Hedda Andersson Visiting Research Chair at Lund University, Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne Law School, Torgny Segerstedt Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, and Senior Emile Noël Research Fellow at NYU Law School. She has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Lund University (2012) and the University of Gothenburg (2012), and the Woodward Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences by the University of Melbourne (2013).

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 Social Science, Political Sciences

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